The first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle may have ended in a high-scoring draw, but the visitors would consider the result as a psychological boost. Their record makes it clear that they don’t often save games against major sides, leave alone winning, so this result was a welcome change for Mushfiqur Rahim and his men.
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.
A massive unbroken stand of 262 runs for the fifth wicket between Mohammad Ashraful and Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim looks to be setting up Bangladesh towards a rare draw. With two full days left in the match, Bangladesh are sitting pretty at 438 for 4 in their first innings in reply to Sri Lanka’s 570 for 4 declared.
Bangladesh looked more than promising with the bat after they had let Sri Lanka pile up a massive total of 570 for 4 declared in the First Test at Galle. The minnows batting out a little over a session today on Day 2 got to 135 for 2 in 43 overs.
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