Lankans six down as Shakib bags a wicket
Sri Lanka batter Dhananjaya de Silva was the latest to depart after captain Dimuth Karunaratne as Bangladesh look to force a result in their favour on the fifth and final day of the Chattogram Test today.
The visitors are 169 for six after 58 overs, leading by 101 runs. The wicket of Dhananjaya de Silva was key for the hosts as the batter appeared confident and had reached his thirties in quick time with three fours and a six. Shakib forced a rash cross-batted shot off the right-hander and Mushfiqur Rahim completed the formality at midwicket.
With every run counting virtually as double in the context of the game, Bangladesh got their man right after Lunch. Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan began proceedings and after seven overs post-Lunch, Taijul had the Lankan skipper drive to midwicket, where Karunaratne's counterpart Mominul Haque took a brilliant catch. Karunaratne was cut a dissapointed figure as his 138-ball 52-run anchoring innings ended.
The left-armer grabbed his four-fer so far but his work seems to be far over as Sri Lanka's lead widens and time runs out on the final day.