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Day 2 report: Wicket keeper and batsman Niroshan Dickwella hit an unexpired 64 run-a-ball within the second take a look at to assist Sri Lanka attain 469-6 on stumps on matchday two towards Bangladesh on Friday.
Sri Lanka had misplaced two wickets in successive overs with its first-set rating of 382, however Dickwella’s kick put the initiative again.
Dickwella, an aggressive left-handed hitter, displayed unconventional punches and Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque was working out of concepts to include him.
Dickwella, 27, was notably powerful on the spinners. He swept the primary ball he confronted – from Mehidy Hasan – square-legged restrict and continued to savor sweeping and slog-sweep photographs with smooth exercises.
Dickwella’s adventures continued towards the beat and he steadily ramped as much as the vacant third man restrict, a lot to the frustration of the opposition.
Shortly after tea, Dickwella obtained a pre-wicket leg at Taijul Islam on the age of 32, however he efficiently revised the choice and reached his 18th half-century in simply 48 balls.
With rookie Ramesh Mendis, Dickwella has added 87 factors up to now for the seventh wicket as Sri Lanka neared the five hundred mark.
Dickwella continues his first hundred assessments, having been fired twice this yr within the 90s. Mendis, who was dropped out of 12 on the second slip, was not withdrawn as the sport was canceled early on account of dangerous gentle.
Oshada Fernando stabilized the Sri Lankan innings within the morning session, including 104 factors for the second wicket with Lahiru Thirimanne (140).
Fernando was fired when wicket keeper Liton Das moved round and completed the catch after the ball hit the mat and deflected from the again of Fernando’s bat. His 81 got here out of 221 balls with eight limits.
“It is essential to transform your 50s into lots of,” Fernando mentioned. “I believe tomorrow or the day after tomorrow there will probably be a turning level on this floor.”
Sri Lanka is in one of the best place with the wicket providing much more flip and rebound for the spinners than the primary take a look at shot.
Solely 65.5 overs have been attainable on Friday and 98 overs must be performed on Saturday to make up for misplaced time.
“Not all of the balls flip, so it is unclear how the wicket will behave later within the sport,” Taijul mentioned. “I hope it will not be too dangerous. We’ve got to battle nicely on this wicket. “
With AP inputs