The Tigers made 129 runs lead in 1st innings at Colombo

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

The Tigers lost their first Test match very shamefully where in the second innings, they even could not make any competition but faced defeat with huge difference. So, there is no other way but win the second match to avoid the series defeat, the Tigers started the second match very well which has started 15th March, 2017. In the second match, the Lions won the toss and batted first where they getting all out with 338 runs and Dinesh Chandimal played the major role with his brilliant century. He scored 138 runs and took his team so far to the score. On the other hand, Mehedi Hasan took three wickets for the Tigers. However, the Tigers also started to play their first innings very well and carefully with two openers Tamim and Soumya and both players played with responsibility and scored 49 and 61 respectively. Due to make a well start, the team finished their first innings by scoring 467 runs. And so, they made 129 runs lead after the 1st innings.

In front of strict bowling of Bangladesh, the first innings of the Lions ended up with 338 runs where Mustafizur, Subashis and Shakib took two wickets each and Miraz took highest three wickets. Now, came to chase 338 runs, Tamim and Soumya started their innings very well and their opening partnership added 95 runs to the scoreboard. Tamim was out with his 49 runs and Soumya was out with 61 runs. Most of the players of the Tigers got runs in their first innings. Imrul scored 34 and Sabbir also played quite well and scored 42 runs. Only Taijul Islam made golden duck but later, Shakib came up and took the lead where his first partner was Sabbir, later captain Mushfiqur came to join and bowled by Lakmal with his 52 runs. Finally, Mosaddek made a partnership with Shakib and the world top all – rounder finished his innings with 116 runs. This was his fifth Test century.

After Shakib’s departure, Mosaddek played a good innings which is also his debut Test and his first innings would be memorable where he scored 75 runs. Later Miraz added 24 runs individually and rest two players did not open their scoring account.

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