Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik scored superb centuries to help India overhaul a massive target of 334 in their warm-up match against Sri Lanka at Birmingham. Kohli scored 144 from 120 balls with 11 fours and 3 sixes to set up India’s run chase.
Bangladesh recorded their maiden win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka on Thursday night in what was a rain-affected final ODI at Pallekele. Set to chase a big target of 303, Bangladesh got off to a superb start between Mohammad Ashraful and Anamul Haque who put on 77 in 12.5 overs.
Galle produced one of the dullest contests in the history of cricket with as many as eight centuries scored on a flat lifeless pitch. The opening Test here between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as expected petered out in a draw as the bowlers struggled to take wickets to cause any excitement on the final day.
The Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is heading towards a dull draw on the final day. Bangladesh have secured the match by overhauling Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 570 for 4 declared by registering their highest ever total in Test Cricket.
Sri Lanka helped itself to a commanding total of 361 for 3 in a slightly curtailed opening day’s play at Galle in their First Test against minnows Bangladesh. Against an ordinary Bangladeshi bowling and fielding
Sri Lanka eased to a huge 8-wicket win with as many as 59 balls to spare to level the 5-match series at the Adelaide Oval. It was a poor Aussie batting show that helped the Lankans to bounce back in the series.
The only way the Sri Lankans could have competed with the Aussies in the Tests Down Under would have been if their experienced batsmen warmed up to the task and stood tall against the Australian bowlers.