Once again, the day belonged to Sri Lanka in the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka. After having an upper hand at the end of rain-marred Day 4, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews laid the foundation for Sri Lanka’s big total as the visitors posted 506 all out with a lead of 141 runs. While Chandimal was out for 124, Mathews remained unbeaten on 145. Shakib Al Hasan was the best of Bangladeshi bowlers with figures of 5/96. Ebadot Hossain took 4/148. In reply, the visitors wreaked havoc, especially Asitha Fernando, as Bangladesh lost all their top four batters to be at 34/4 in the second innings at stumps. Bangladesh are trailing by 107 runs and need some superlative efforts like the first innings to save this Test match and also the series. Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das are in the crease. Get highlights of BAN vs SL.
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17:00 PM IST: Day 4 Stumps
Stumps have been drawn on Day 4 with Bangladesh at 34/4 in 13 overs. Bangladesh trail by 107 runs.
16:52 PM IST: Bangladesh Suffer Top-Order Collapse
Bangladesh suffer a top-order collapse in the second innings. After Tamim Iqbal's dismissal, Bangladesh have lost Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mominul Haque in quick succession. BAN 24/4 (11)
16:15 PM IST: BAN Lose Tamim
Edged and taken. Tamim Iqbal is caught by Kusal Mendis at second slip off Asitha Fernando. Tamim goes for a duck. 15/1 (5)
15:50 PM IST: SL Post 506
OUT! Sri Lanka are all out for 506 and have taken a crucial lead of 141 runs. Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten at 145.
15:29 PM IST: Five For Shakib
Another Sri Lankan batter bites the dust. Praveen Jayawickrama goes back to the hut and Shakib Al Hasan has a five-wicket haul. SL 502/9 (163.3)
15:23 PM IST: 500 Up For SL
Sri Lanka are 500 strong. Ramesh Mendis is the latest batter to be dismissed. Angelo Mathews is batting on 142. SL 501/8 (162.5)
14:47 PM IST: Chandimal Departs
At last a wicket for Bangladesh. Dinesh Chandimal is caught by Tamim Iqbal off Ebadot Hossain for 124. SL 465/6 (157)
14:18 PM IST: Tea
At Tea, Sri Lanka are 459/5. Dinesh Chandimal (120) and Angelo Mathews (123) are still going strong.
13:44 PM IST: Dinesh Reaches Century
Century from Dinesh Chandimal too. What a day Sri Lanka is having here in Dhaka. SL 430/5 (149)
13:00 PM IST: Hundred For Mathews
Back-to-back hundreds for Angelo Mathews in this series. His 13th in Tests. Sri Lanka also cross 400. SL 400/5 (141)
11:31 AM IST: SL Lead BAN
Sri Lanka lead by four runs and it's lunch on Day 4. Dinesh Chandimal is batting on 61 while Angelo Mathews is unbeaten on 93. The duo has put on 103 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket. SL 369/5 (130)
10:52 AM IST: Sri Lanka Go Strong
Angelo Mathews is slowly inching towards his second century in this series. Mathews is batting on 87. Dinesh Chandimal is also giving him company at 48. SL 349/5 (122)
9:33 AM IST: 300 Up For SL
300 come up for Sri Lanka. Dinesh Chandimal (27) and Angelo Mathews (71) are batting in the middle. SL 312/5 (104)
8:30 MA IST: Lanka's Day Again
A rain-hit Day 3 belonged to Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Resolute batting by the Lankans denied the hosts any advantage at Mirpur. Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne hit 80 from 155 balls with nine fours. Dhananjaya de Silva made 58. Angelo Mathews, who scored 199 in the first Test, was batting on 58 with Dinesh Chandimal on 10. The aim will be to take the first innings lead and put Bangladesh under some pressure, should the weather permit.
8:40 AM IST: Shakib At It
Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan, who returned figures of 3-59, was the only threat the Sri Lankans faced. This BAN vs SL Test has been dominated by top batsmen like Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das, who scored centuries and produced a record sixth-wicket partnership.