Bangladesh lost 1st Test against the Lions by 259 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 | 0

Team Bangladesh is currently touring Sri Lanka where BCB and Sri Lankan cricket Board arrange a dual nation tournament which is hosted in Sri Lanka. Due to that purpose, the Tigers is now staying in Sri Lanka and already played their first Test where the Test series consists of two matches. In the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the tigers lost the match by 259 runs. So, the Lions almost secure the series and the Tigers has no chance left to defeat them but they should try to win the 2nd match and so, they would be able to avoid the series defeat.

The first test between the Tigers and the Lions was staged in 7th March, 2017 at Galle where the Lions won the toss and decided to bat first. With Kusal Mendis century who scored highest 194 runs in the first innings, the Lions finished their first innings with 494 runs where Mehedi Hasan took highest four wickets for the Tigers. Though, in the first innings, Sri Lanka stumbled at the beginning when lost their opener in just 15 runs but later, they made partnership which was broken in 60 runs. In 4th wicket partnership added almost 200 runs. Excluding Mendis, total three players made their individual score more than fifty where Gunaratne scored 85 runs so far.

Came to chase 494 runs, the Tigers getting all out in 312 runs but their opening partnership made hope to their camp. Tamim and Soumya added 118 runs where Tamim scored 57 and Soumya finished his innings with 71 runs. Later, skipper Mushfiqur tried a bit and scored highest 85 runs for the team but rest batsmen failed to do their job. Perera and Herath took highest three wickets each for the Lions.

In the second innings, the Lions declared their innings by scoring 274 runs by losing six wickets where Tharanga made a century as well who scored 115 runs. Chandimal scored unbeaten 50 runs for the team also. So, placing a ton of runs target in front of the Tigers, they almost certain that, they were going to win the match. And they thought right where the Tigers got packet in 197 runs where Soumya scored highest 53 runs for the team. Tamim and Mushfiqur along with Shakib and others were flop in the 2nd innings.

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