Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne dominate on day one of many second check

Pallekele: Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne managed a second consecutive century in opposition to Bangladesh within the second check at Pallekele because the hosts dominated Matchday 1, closing with a formidable rating of 291-to-one.

The 33-year-old captain adopted his double century within the first Check with 118 right here, sharing a 209 opening partnership with Lahiru Thirimanne who beat all day for 131 steps out.

Karunaratne joins an elite membership of 10 Sri Lankan gamers who’ve scored greater than 5,000 tries, with a complete of 5,110 factors.

After a tiresome draw within the first check, Pallekele’s subject, censored by the ICC as beneath par, offered little for the bowlers.

The one likelihood given by Karunaratne was given up on the primary slip by Najmul Shanto at Taskin Ahmed’s bowling alley when the Sri Lankan skipper was on 28.

Dimuth Karunaratne (L) from Sri Lanka is congratulated by Lahiru Thirimanne after scoring a century on day one of the second and final test.  AFP

Dimuth Karunaratne (L) from Sri Lanka is congratulated by Lahiru Thirimanne after scoring a century on day one of many second and last check. AFP

He reached his twelfth century check by chopping Taskin Ahmed by the onside for 2.

The left-hander is in nice form this 12 months after posting 4 fifties and two centuries. His complete of 648 factors is the second highest within the cricket check of 2021, behind England captain Joe Root’s 794.

By the point he plucked a catch at wicket keeper Liton Das to provide 19-year-old rookie Shoriful Islam his first wicket in a cricket check, Karunaratne had confronted 190 balls and crossed 15 limits.

His partnership of 209 with Thirimanne was the very best for the primary window in Trials between the 2 international locations.

The earlier document was a stand of 144 races between Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya in 2001 on the SSC grounds in Colombo.

Oshada Fernando joined Thirimanne and reached 40 paces on the finish, with the pair including an unbroken 82 for the second wicket.

Bangladesh unnoticed Ebadot Hossain, who performed within the final sport by handing teenager Shoriful his first check cap.

Sri Lanka made two adjustments by introducing left arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama and non-spinner Ramesh Mendis instead of Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara.

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