SL vs BD Highlights today Sunday, 25-04-2021 – 1st Test, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Mominul Haque won the toss and chose to bat first.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Pathum Nissanka, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Vishwa Fernando.
Bangladesh team: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Saif Hassan, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Liton Das (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Taijul Islam, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Ebadat Hossain.
Post Match Presentation.
Dimuth Karunaratne is the Player of the match. “I had a very hard time in the West Indies. The first few overs I was struggling, but I thought if I get a start and hang around, I can get a big one. We thought the wicket would have good pace and bounce, but in these conditions, with the heat, it was a bit flat. The bowlers tried their heart out, but Bangladesh batted very well, showed good patience, and when we batted as well, nothing much for the bowlers, pretty much a batting paradise. Even if we had another chance [on this pitch], I don’t think we could have done anything differently [with the ball]. We need a 50-50 wicket [for the second Test], we need something for the bowlers as well.”
Mominul Haque: “I think it was a team performance, everyone contributed, especially Shanto. We were set up really well by Tamim Iqbal, and later on, Liton and Mushy did really well. The bowlers tried really hard, especially Taskin, Miraz, and Taijul. It depends on your mentality [dealing with bubbles]. When you represent your country, you have to adjust, it’s totally a mental thing. I’m happy as a captain to contribute for the team [when asked about his first away hundred].”
Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match number – Test no. 2418