Lankans fight back with double-blow right after Lunch
Two wickets fell in the first two deliveries right after Lunch interval as Sri Lanka pacer Kasun Rajitha damaged Bangladesh's momentum on day four of the Chattogram Test.
Liton was first to depart after attempting a careless square-cut to get caught behind on 88 off 189 balls before Rajitha angled one in to Tamim Iqbal, retired hurt yesterday, and castled the lefty all ends up to bag his fourth victim.
Tamim was 19 runs shy of 5,000 career-runs in Test cricket but he has to extend his wait, in becoming the second Bangladeshi batter to do so after Mushfiqur, after his 133-run innings off 218 balls, featuring 15 boundaries, ended.
The post-Lunch session had Bangladesh rattled again after three quick wickets fell in the span of 22 runs yesterday, where it was Rajitha who had removed Najmul Shanto and Mominul, in the same manner as Tamim's, in quick succession.
The Tigers are about to take the lead, on 395 for five after 139 overs as they trail by only two runs, with Shakib Al Hasan in the middle with Mushfiqur Rahim, who is approaching his eighth Test career ton.