Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Feb 8, 2018
BD v SL highlights today – Second test day one from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka (Bangladesh) Thursday 8th February 2018. In the first test, the pitch was not good for bowlers, both teams batsmen enjoyed the pitch conditions and scored good runs. Bangladesh team batted first and scored 513 runs in their first innings with 129.5 overs, Sri Lanka scored 713/9d in 199.3 Overs and Bangladesh scored 307/5d in their second innings result: match drawn. Mominul Haque scored 281 runs in two innings, BKG Mendis scored 196 in one innings, DM de Silva scored 173. HMRKB Herath took five wickets, Taijul Islam took four and RAS Lakmal took three wickets. Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka venue highest total is 730/6d scored by Sri Lanka in 2014 against the home team, Bangladesh highest total of the ground is 556 scored in 2012 against West Indies.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
BKG Mendis, FDM Karunaratne, DM de Silva, MD Gunathilaka, ARS Silva, LD Chandimal (c), N Dickwella †, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, A Dananjaya, RAS Lakmal.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Liton Das †, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Abdur Razzak, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Match Timings: 9:30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.00
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal strongly suspects the pitch will produce a result, as it already appears pretty dry on the eve of the match. The weather in Dhaka is expected to remain good for the duration of the Test, with temperatures in the high-20 degrees range. Lahiru Kumara, who fielded poorly, in addition to being wayward with the ball in Chittagong, is likely to give way to Lahiru Gamage. Dushmantha Chameera might have been the preferred replacement, but is in fact back in Sri Lanka after picking up an injury. There may be no other major changes. Sabbir Rahman is likely to pip Mosaddek Hossain as he appears to be a more aggressive option. Sunzamul Islam’s place is still up for grabs, with Abdur Razzak being slightly ahead of Kamrul Islam and Nayeem Hasan, who could still get a chance.
Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 2nd Test Highlights
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Anisur Rahman
Match number – Test no. 2296