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Day 3 report: Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama took six wickets in his debut to sack Bangladesh for 251 and provides Sri Lanka a distinguished lead on Saturday on day three of check two.
22-year-old Jayawickrama’s six for 92 improved Upul Chandana’s report to 6 for 179 in 1999 when he received his first cap towards Pakistan in Dhaka.
Jayawickrama, a substitute for injured Lasith Embuldeniya, had a modest report in first-class cricket however impressed Pallekele, giving Sri Lanka a stable 242-point lead within the first inning.
“I simply wished to play a number of scoring balls and enhance the strain,” Jayawickrama instructed reporters.
“That was the sport plan. Glad all of it labored out in the present day, however we nonetheless have work to do over the subsequent couple of days,” he stated, including that Tamim’s wicket was the one which ‘he actually wished.
He stopped earlier than he reached a century.
We have now to struggle properly on this wicket. “
Sri Lanka, who stated earlier in the present day with 493 factors for seven, didn’t apply the follow-up and had 17 factors for 2 on the stumps with two days of play remaining and a 259-point lead.
Vacationers acquired off to a superb begin with the forerunners including 98 runs for the primary wicket.
Jayawickrama then claimed his first tryout wicket when Saif Hassan was caught on the ravine for 25. Ramesh Mendis then portrayed Najmul Shanto for a duck within the subsequent.
A stand of 52 factors adopted between Tamim who scored 92 factors and captain Mominul Haque. Tamim’s periphery was grabbed by Lahiru Thirimanne throughout Jayawickrama’s bowling slips.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque rebuilt the innings as Bangladesh hit 200 with no drawback, however within the final class earlier than tea Jayawickrama trapped Mushfiqur’s leg earlier than the wicket for 40.
Within the final session, Bangladesh collapsed, dropping six wickets for 27 races.
Coming again to their day-to-day rating of 469 for six, Sri Lanka stated after 3.3 passes after including 24 factors.
The assertion got here quarter-hour into the morning session after Ramesh Mendis was fired to finish a 111-race partnership with Niroshan Dickwella for the seventh wicket.
Taskin Ahmed has a career-best four-for-127 report.
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo was hopeful that he might struggle within the subsequent two days.
“I simply wished to play a number of level balls and enhance the strain. That was the sport plan. I am glad all of it labored out in the present day, however we nonetheless have work to do over the subsequent two days,” Jayawickrama instructed reporters.
“We nonetheless have a second run and we now have to mentally put together for it. It may be vital for us,” stated Domingo. “There’s nonetheless a number of cricket to be performed right here.”
Sri Lanka dangers falling to their lowest place on this planet rankings in the event that they fail to beat Bangladesh on this second and remaining check.
The primary check resulted in a draw after a racing pageant with each groups scoring 1,289 factors for the lack of simply 17 wickets over the 5 days.
With AFP inputs