Bangladesh had a century from Tamim Iqbal on Day 3 of the first test match, giving them the advantage over Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will need to analyze what went wrong in their innings and make the necessary adjustments if they want to win the test match.
Today, Bangladesh had a strong batting performance against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. They scored heavily against Sri Lankan bowlers, piled on 318 for 3 in 107 overs, and are just 79 runs away from Sri Lanka’s first innings score of 397.
According to Sport News BD experts, today was an excellent day for opener Tamim Iqbal – he hit an impressive 133 off 217 before retiring hurt. The record book says Tamim was dismissed twice in the last five innings against Sri Lanka, before this Sri Lanka Bangladesh test match.
Having seven fifties and not a single century against the Lankans Tamim Iqbal was determined today to reach the magical three figures. His determination helped him achieve his personal goal and helped the Bangladesh team take control of today.
Liton and Mushfiqur came together when Tamim did not return after the break. Both the batters continued to show their talents with the bats and didn’t let any danger come in the Bangladesh innings.
Mushfiqur Rahim is just 15 runs short of becoming the first Bangladesh player to reach 5000 runs in Test cricket. He is still unbeaten on 53. He was ably assisted by Liton Das, who scored a brisk 54 not out. The pair added an unbroken 98-run stand for the fourth wicket to take Bangladesh to a respectable total of 318.
Sri Lanka’s bowlers struck Bangladesh’s run flow after Fernando broke Tamim’s 162-run opening stand. Mahmudul Hasan, who made 58 off 142 balls, edged a leg-side delivery behind the stumps.
However, Sri Lanka looked less impressive in the morning session, but they bounced back in the second session with better control. Substitute player Kasun Rajitha came in and pulled Sri Lanka back into the game with two quick strikes.
The match will resume at 10 am, local time in Bangladesh.