Bangladesh drawn warm up match in Sri Lanka

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 0

The Tigers has finally understood the power of the young team of the Lions after making the first warm up match drawn against the Lankan XI. They yet to play the official match against the Lions but already played a scheduled warm up match which consisted of two days at Moratuwa.

Earlier yesterday, the Tigers came to bat by losing the toss and scored almost a biggest score. They scored 391 runs in their 1st innings where Tamim played an amazing innings which added 136 runs to the scoreboard. In the meantime, they lost seven wickets but among them Tamim and Mominul took retired out. So, Lankan bowlers took actually five wickets of Bangladesh. Without Soumya Sarkar, rest players added a minimum score to the scorecard and so, the score getting bigger. Basically, the Tigers understood the power of the second team of the Lions and taken them lightly. So, they finished their innings by batting just complete first day and in the beginning of the second day, they declared their innings. They wanted to take all of the Lions wickets before end of the second day but Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI was more powerful than they thought. Though, at the beginning of their first innings, they stumbled and lost two wickets within 12 runs but later, they made protest. They successfully finished the second day of the match and scored more than Bangladesh. They finished the day as well as the innings by scoring 403 runs by losing seven wickets so far where Chandimal scored 190 runs and remained unbeaten.

Chandimal who is the skipper and wicketkeeper of this 2nd team of the Lions was not in form and so, he was ruled out from the ODI format. Later, the main selector of the Lions suggested him to keep concentrate to the domestic competition to regain his form. But, he is still good in long format cricket which was proved yesterday. In two days warm up match against the Tigers, only Chandimal had the experience to play test and the Tigers bowlers failed to take his wickets.

By playing 253 balls, he made twenty one 4’s and seven big 6’s and touched 190 runs milestone. Though, the Tigers coach doesn’t want to think the fact but he stated at the press conferences after the match that he was happy to see his players performance. According to his opinion, the match was ideal. The Tigers will face the Lions officially in next 7th March, 2017 which will be a long format competition.

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