Bangladesh lost yet another Test series at home. The 10-wicket mauling by a fairly inexperienced Sri Lankan side on the final day of the second Test in Mirpur yesterday meant that the Tigers have now lost all the five Test series played against Sri Lanka at home, including the 1-0 series defeat in the latest one.
There was not any significant difference between hosts Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in terms of international experience as the two subcontinental rivals locked horns in a two-match Test series within the past two weeks.
Premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has taken himself to a new height as he has bagged a five-wicket haul and also scored a fifty in a Test on 10 occasions, the second most after legendary all-rounder Ian Botham of England.
Sri Lanka batter Dinesh Chandimal was the latest to pull off three figures for his side after Angelo Mathews scored his second century of the two-match test series against hosts Bangladesh as the visitors keep gaining momentum on day four of the Dhaka Test today.
Bangladesh may not have an impressive Test records in the last 15 Test they played, having won only three matches where two of them came against the lowly ranked Zimbabwe. However, two Bangladesh batters have been exceptional during this period and find themselves on top in two separate lists.
Bangladesh batter Liton Das and Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews have made valuable gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after fine performances in the drawn first match of their ICC World Test Championship series in Chattogram.
After an eventful morning session, with records made and broken in abundance, the second session on Day 2 of the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka did not see much action at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
Bangladesh's first innings score of 365 against Sri Lanka in the second Test in Mirpur is the highest score ever achieved by a team in Tests after six of their batters departed for ducks.
Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC) has called back Kamil Mishara from Lankans’ tour of Bangladesh, sighting alleged break of code of conduct, SLC said in a media release today.
Sri Lanka could see themselves becoming part of a few unique records after the lunch break on the second day of their second Test against hosts Bangladesh in Mirpur today.
Sri Lanka pacer Kasun Rajitha’s grip said it was going to be an outswinger. The seam position after release was of an outswinger too. But Rajitha’s plan was to use the uncertainty of the scrambled seam and the delivery pitched right outside off stump and jagged back in sharply, cutting Liton Das in half.
Even though Bangladesh lost two early wickets on the second day of their second Test against Sri Lanka in Mirpur today, Mushfiqur Rahim kept on going as the experienced campaigner brought up his 150.
Sri Lanka got off to a flying start on the second day of their second Test against Bangladesh as pacer Kasun Rajitha removed ton-up Liton Das and Mosaddek Hossain to complete his fifer in the first hour of the day’s play at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
Following a disastrous start from Bangladesh that saw them reeling on 24 for five in the first hour of the second Test against Sri Lanka, the hosts staged an outstanding comeback courtesy of a record-breaking unbeaten partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das.
ICC chairman Greg Barclay was on a two-day tour to Bangladesh and attended a press conference at Mirpur after the first day’s play between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka where he talked about cricket governing body’s plans on neutral umpires.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said that he might have had a heart attack had he witnessed Bangladesh's disastrous start on the opening day of their second Test against Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.