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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 1st Test

Series: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2018
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Date: 31-04 February 2018

Bangladesh 307/5 (100 Ovs) CRR: 3.07 | Match drawn

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That's a wrap to our coverage of this game. The bat dominated the ball by some distance here in Chittagong and most of the batsmen made merry, none more than Mominul Haque. A draw was inevitable and so we have a decider coming up then. The final Test will be held in Dhaka on 8th February. Looking forward to your company for that one. For now, you can hop on to the Ind-SA match tab to follow the coverage there. This is Hariprasad Sadanandan (@iamharry_88) signing off from the commentary box along with my mates Nikhil Jadhav (@IamNicck) and Harish. Cheers!

Man of the Match: Mominul Haque for his twin centuries in the Test - the first ever Bangladeshi batsman to achieve the feat.

It was an extremely good batting surface here at Chittagong and Mominul's fluent 176 along with contributions from Rahim and Mahmudullah had got the home side to a 500-plus total. The Lankans weren't to be daunted though, and they launched an even bigger riposte with daddy hundreds from de Silva and Mendis while Roshen Silva notched up his debut century as well. The visitors' intention was to bat really long and then use the scoreboard pressure of the lead. They must have hoped that the pitch would deteriorate a bit as well but that wasn't to be. Not a match to be a bowler as both sides struggled to take wickets. Only 24 wickets fell over more than 14 sessions - sums up things, doesn't it?

Excellent end to the game for Bangladesh and I have to say that this is a moral victory for them. Things could have got tacky if they had lost wickets early in the morning but Mominul's second ton of the game and his fantastic stand with Liton Das ensured that the visitors wouldn't be allowed to run through. Both departed at the fag end of the second session in contrasting styles and it did seem like there would be some madness to follow, considering the way Mahmudullah and Mosaddek started their innings. However, the tea break came at the right moment and the duo kept their heads down thereafter to prevent further damage. A job well done by the hosts.

15:21 Local Time: The captains are having the customary handshakes. Not waiting till the mandatory 15 overs to start, don't have to actually because the result is more than imminent now. Match drawn and the series stays 0-0

99.6
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, slower and fuller on off, dug out down the track and Sandakan gets across to his right
99.5
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, sprayed very wide down the leg-side, Dickwella does well to collect it
99.4
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, flatter again and fuller around off, Mosaddek continues to hang back in the crease. Blocked
99.3
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, fired in around middle and leg, gets across a touch and smothers it
99.2
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, fuller and outside off, defended off the front foot towards cover
99.1
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, beaten! Lovely wrong 'un from Sandakan, Mosaddek didn't pick it at all and was hanging on the back foot. Should have been forward to this. Past the outside edge
98.6
0
Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, drops it in front of cover-point and sets off for a single. The non-striker shows no interest however
98.5
0
Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, knocks the flatter delivery back to Mendis
98.4
0
Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, punches that firmly but to the fielder at covers
98.3
1
Kusal Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, short delivery around middle, pulls it down to long-on for a single
98.2
0
Kusal Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, spinning delivery outside off, Mosaddek Hossain goes for a drive, gets beaten due to the revs on that
98.1
1
Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, Mahmudullah goes back and punches it away to sweeper cover

Kusal Mendis, comes into the attack

97.6
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, plays for the spin and gets beaten by this undeviated delivery. Dickwella takes off the bails in a flash but Mosaddek Hossain's back foot is well inside the crease
97.5
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been defended to the fielder at short leg by Mosaddek Hossain
97.4
1
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, backs away and punches it to sweeper cover for a single
97.3
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, driven back to the bowler off his front foot
97.2
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, this one is down the leg side, Mahmudullah shows no interest in playing that
97.1
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, the wrong 'un sprayed outside off, Mahmudullah throws his bat at it but fails to make contact as it's out of his reach
96.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, lunges forward and blocks it down, does Mosaddek Hossain
96.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, floated around off, pushed back to the bowler off his front foot
96.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, darted outside off, Mosaddek Hossain blocks it down
96.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, drops the shortish delivery in front of FSL again
96.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been turned away to square leg by Mosaddek Hossain
96.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tossed up delivery around off, Mosaddek Hossain gets an inside edge as he gets forward to defend. Just past the fielder at short leg
95.6
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, plays that late but fails to middle his cut shot. Gets a bottom edge to the right side of the pitch
95.5
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, bowled down the leg side and tickled away to short fine leg
95.4
1
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off, Mosaddek Hossain punches it away to sweeper cover for a run
95.3
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been punched back to the bowler with utter ease
95.2
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, gets his bat down in time and keeps it down with a dead bat. That came in sharply, but Mosaddek Hossain is looking solid out in the middle
95.1
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tossed up delivery on off, Mosaddek Hossain defends it off his front foot
94.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, darted around off, Mahmudullah defends it off his front foot
94.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, drives it firmly but can't pierce the gap at covers
94.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, slower through the air on middle and leg, played in front of FSL
94.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, drives this floated delivery to the fielder at short mid-wicket
94.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, floated delivery around off, Mahmudullah shields it off his front foot
94.1
4
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, FOUR, 300 comes up with that fine shot. Goes back in the crease and square cuts the tossed up delivery through backward point. The lead has crossed the 100-run mark too
93.6
1
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, man at covers can't avoid the single this time around. Floated outside off and driven to the right of the fielder at cover
93.5
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, drives the loopy delivery towards the man at cover
93.4
1
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, runs it down to third man for a single this time
93.3
4
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR, this has been the case with Sandakan throughout the day. He has bowled at least a couple of looseners in every over of the day. This one is wayward and wide outside off, Mosaddek Hossain reaches for it and slams it through the gap at cover-point
93.2
1
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, Mahmudullah plays it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that beats the fielder at slip. Single taken as the ball rolls towards short third man
93.1
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, shortish in length just outside off, square cut to the fielder at point

Lakshan Sandakan [14.0-1-55-1] is back into the attack

92.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, slower through the air around off, Mosaddek Hossain defends it off his front foot
92.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, leans back and chops his cut to the shortish delivery to the fielder at point
92.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, gets it off the inside edge of his willow towards short leg
92.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, flighted delivery around off, Mosaddek Hossain defends it off his front foot
92.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been punched firmly off his back foot. To the fielder at short mid-wicket
92.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, spinning sharply into the batsman, not alarming though as Mosaddek Hossain knocks it back to the bowler. Just like one would practice in the nets

Dilruwan Perera [23.0-3-70-1] is back into the attack

91.6
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, comes from round the wicket and bangs it short, aims at Mahmudullah's ribs who evades it eventually
91.5
2
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, offers a firm back foot punch off the back foot. Was short in length and just outside off
91.4
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length and outside off, angled away to point from within the crease
91.3
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, shortish delivery outside off, Mahmudullah sways away
91.2
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, Mahmudullah with a calm head defends that
91.1
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length delivery, hits the seam and comes in sharply, Mahmudullah defends it off his back foot
90.6
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, maiden over! Tight line and length by Herath in that over. Made the batsman play at all the deliveries. Last one was darted on off and pushed at covers from within the crease
90.5
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, another flighted delivery that has been driven back to the bowler
90.4
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been pushed back off his front foot
90.3
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, comes off the inside edge of the bat as he tries to smother the spin
90.2
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, aimed on middle from round the wicket and Mosaddek Hossain blocks it back to the veteran
90.1
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tosses it up outside off and Mosaddek Hossain pushes it to the man at cover with ease
89.6
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, nudged to the fielder at short mid-wicket by Mahmudullah
89.5
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, a well directed bouncer at the batsman, hits the seam and comes in sharply. Mahmudullah does exceptionally well to duck and evade that. Might have been a mighty blow to the helmet, or else
89.4
1
Lakmal to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, pulls the short pitch delivery to deep mid-wicket and calls for two. However, the fielder stationed in the deep hares across to gather the cherry and denies them the second run
89.3
0
Lakmal to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, stands tall and punches the shortish delivery back to the bowler
89.2
1
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Mahmudullah punches it to deep point for a single
89.1
0
Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, length delivery outside off, gets ahead and punches it to the fielder at covers solidly

Suranga Lakmal [7.0-1-21-0] is back into the attack

88.6
1
Herath to Mahmudullah, 1 run, floated delivery on off, Mahmudullah drives it to sweeper cover and gets a single to retain strike for the next over
88.5
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, keeps low and goes straight on middle, Mahmudullah is equally good with his defensive shot
88.4
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, safely negotiates that loopy delivery off his front foot
88.3
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, drifting into Mahmudullah who lunges forward and pushes it to covers
88.2
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker length delivery on middle, Mahmudullah squeezes it to the man at cover
88.1
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, sharp spinning delivery on middle and leg, Mahmudullah lunges forward and shields that
87.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been knocked back to the bowler off his back foot by Mosaddek Hossain
87.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, shortish in length and outside off, punched firmly to the fielder at covers
87.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, shortish on middle and leg, nurdled to the on side
87.3
2
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, leg byes, 2 runs, that was a whisker away from the stumps. Turns in, bounces a tad and sneaks through Mosaddek Hossain's defence. Beats the keeper too and the batsmen take two as the ball goes very fine
87.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tight delivery around off, punched to covers by Mosaddek Hossain
87.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, short and quick off, defends it off his back foot
86.6
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, comes in after pitching, Mahmudullah gets an inside edge as he plays that tentatively
86.5
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, spinning delivery and just outside off, beats Mahmudullah's outside edge as he tries to block it
86.4
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, turns this tossed up delivery in front of the fielder at short leg
86.3
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, pushed to the off-side off his front foot
86.2
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, flatter on middle and leg, gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend
86.1
4
Herath to Mahmudullah, FOUR, beautiful drive! Full and tossed up outside off, Mahmudullah leans forward and creams his drive through covers

Welcome back for the final session of the match folks! Wickets of Mominul Haque and Liton Das might have raised hopes for Sri Lanka, but with the likes of Mosaddek and Mahmudullah in the middle, hosts would be pretty confident to draw the Test. Will they? Let's find that out...

14:12 Local Time: Another really good session for Bangladesh although the last 30 minutes tested the nerves of their fans. Mominul became the first Bangladeshi batsman to record twin tons in a Test and he along with Liton stretched their partnerhip deeper into the session before the former fell to a good ball. The entry of Mahmudullah saw the skipper being unusually nervy and it rubbed off on Liton who played a poor shot to deprive himself of a century. No real demons in the surface, the new ball will grip a bit more and turn but still a nice deck to bat. Only the nerves can derail Bangladesh because technically, they have all but covered this. Join us in 15 to see if there is a twist to this tale. Highly unlikely but still.

85.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, keeps his calm does Mosaddek, presses forward to this quicker delivery and dead bats it. Tea on Day 5!
85.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, very full and flatter in trajectory, blocked with a front foot stride
85.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, spins in from a good length, Mosaddek adjusts with a back foot defence
85.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, beaten! Skids off the deck and Mosaddek wanted to cut, doesn't connect
85.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, drifting away from outside off, stays back and defends it
85.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, floated up outside off, defended off the inner half
84.6
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted fuller outside off, Mahmudullah presses forward and smothers it in front of silly point
84.5
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, floated up outside leg, worked off the back foot towards short fine leg
84.4
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker ball around middle and leg, defended firmly from the crease
84.3
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, stays in the crease and smothers this flighted delivery towards cover
84.2
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, loopy delivery outside off, Mahmudullah leans forward and defends well
84.1
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, speared in around middle and leg, defended off the front foot with a shuffle
83.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, fullish and around middle, leans across to defend it well
83.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, a gamble with the review from the Lankans but doesn't work. Mosaddek was on the back foot to this slightly fuller ball and went for the cut. Karunaratne at first slip was very confident about the nick and forced Chandimal into the review. Dickwella wasn't too sure but they all decided to go with Karunaratne's conviction. However, UltraEdge showed a flat line which meant that the on-field call would stay. Review lost
83.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, flatter and around middle, Mosaddek stays back and defends it well
83.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, fuller and outside off, reaches out and defends it well
83.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, 1 run, hesitation in the running, Mahmudullah seems to have lost his marbles. Steers this towards gully, there was a never run there but after a few hiccups, they cross for the single. Karunaratne didn't pick it up cleanly or else Mosaddek Hossain was a goner
83.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, drifting in around middle and leg, defended off the back foot to the leg-side

Dilruwan Perera [20.0-1-69-1] is back into the attack

82.6
0
Herath to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, full and outside off, big stride forward to defend firmly towards point
82.5
1
Herath to Mahmudullah, 1 run, off the outside edge. Mahmudullah pushed at this one that spun away a tad. Dribbles through backward point
82.4
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, flatter and outside off, stays on the back foot to defend it well
82.3
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, full and outside off, reaches out and defends it well to cover

Mosaddek Hossain, right handed bat, comes to the crease

82.2
0
Herath to Liton Das, out Caught by Dilruwan Perera!! Brilliant running catch from Dilruwan! He had a lot of ground to cover trekking backwads from mid-off and had his back to the ball as well to compound matters. None of it troubled him though as he kept his eyes on the ball till the very end and took a fine tumbling catch. What about the shot from Liton though? Poor, poor batting. He had a century for the taking and more importantly, was set to take the team to the draw. That may still happen but this is a waste of a wicket. Charges down the pitch to hoick it over deep mid-wicket but the length isn't there. Mishits it high down the ground and Dilruwan does the rest. Guess the nerves from Mahmudullah got infected on Liton. Liton Das c Dilruwan Perera b Herath 94(182) [4s-11]

Herath to Liton Das, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

82.1
0
Herath to Liton Das, no run, fuller ball outside off, defended off the front foot towards mid-off
81.6
4
de Silva to Mahmudullah, FOUR, more luck for Mahmudullah! It's his birthday and perhaps the cricketing gods are being kind to him. Went for the slog sweep this time on seeing the flight, didn't quite middle it and it was aerial for a while. Just evaded the deep mid-wicket fielder who put in a desperate dive. Mahmudullah is unusually nervy out there, just needs to calm himself because Bangladesh are totally in control here. The last thing they need is him to get out to a poor shot and then a collapse to follow
81.5
1
de Silva to Liton Das, 1 run, slower and spinning into Liton who works this down the ground to long-on
81.4
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, skids off the deck from a length, leans forward to defend well
81.3
4
de Silva to Liton Das, FOUR, sublime shot! Moves into the 90s with this shot. Nicely tossed up from de Silva and Liton uses his reach to get to the pitch, creams the drive through extra cover. Elegant stroke
81.2
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, flatter and outside off stump, stays in the crease to defend
81.1
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, this is sprayed down leg, turns further away and Dickwella takes it well

Lakmal wasn't seen warming up during the last over. Does that mean it's going to be spin from both ends? There's a mini-conference out there and they decide to continue with de Silva

80.6
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, fullish and just around off, water tight defence from Mahmudullah onto the pitch
80.5
0
Herath to Mahmudullah, no run, could have been close! Sandakan at deepish extra cover didn't pick it cleanly and that saves Mahmudullah who was way down the track after the drive. Wanted the single and it could have been disastrous for the skipper. Escapes in the end
80.4
1
Herath to Liton Das, 1 run, fullish once again and this time, it's driven nicely through the covers
80.3
0
Herath to Liton Das, no run, flatter and on middle and leg, defended off the back foot to short mid-wicket
80.2
0
Herath to Liton Das, no run, gives this a lot of air, draws Liton Das forward. Blocked to cover
80.1
1
Herath to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fullish and outside off, Mahmudullah gets forward and nudges this towards cover-point

Rangana Herath [22.0-4-72-1] is back into the attack

The fourth umpire makes a dash to the ground with the second new ball. Not surprisingly, Sri Lanka have taken it. The last roll of the dice for the visitors. It's the old warhorse who is going to start with the fresh cherry. A slip and a short leg in place

79.6
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, quite full and attacking the stumps, bunted back to the bowler, second new ball is now available
79.5
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, walks down the track and defends solidly. de Silva dives to his right in his followthrough to make the stop
79.4
1
de Silva to Mahmudullah, 1 run, turns in a tad from a good length, Mahmudullah was making room but adjusts to tap it gently towards cover
79.3
1
de Silva to Liton Das, 1 run, slower through the air and Liton reaches out to ease this down to long-on
79.2
1
de Silva to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drifting in around middle and leg, nudged with the turn towards mid-on
79.1
0
de Silva to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted ball outside off, Mahmudullah reaches out to defend it well
78.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, tossed up quite wide outside off, Das thrusts his front pad forward and shoulders arms
78.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, 1 run, off the outer half of the blade. This straightend off the track and Mahmudullah was pushing inside the line. Trickles to backward point
78.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, 1 run, short and wide, Liton stands tall to cut it away towards deep point
78.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, slightly shorter and spinning in, defended strongly off the back foot
78.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, stays on the back foot to this quicker delivery and defends
78.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, quite full and outside off, Liton smothers it off the front foot
77.6
2
de Silva to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, slightly short and a bit wide as well, Mahmudullah rocks back to guide this behind point
77.5
0
de Silva to Mahmudullah, no run, flatter and attacking the sticks, blocked with a dead bat by Mahmudullah
77.4
0
de Silva to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and wider outside off, reaches out to pat this towards point
77.3
0
de Silva to Mahmudullah, no run, floated off break on off stump, gets on the front foot to dead bat this

Mahmudullah, right handed bat, comes to the crease

The captain and also the birthday boy comes on now to the centre

77.2
0
de Silva to Mominul, out Caught by Karunaratne!! Finally, the partnership is broken! Relief for the Lankans and they will hope to work on this opening, especially with the second new ball not that far away. A fine innings from Mominul though and takes a good nut to get him. Lovely off break that dipped on him and bounced a tad extra to go with the spin. The edge deflected off Dickwella's gloves and Karunaratne at first slip reacted sharply with a dive to his right. Some fortune for the visitors, they badly needed it. The umpires want to check for the no ball but de Silva is perfectly fine. Can they make this count? Mominul c Karunaratne b de Silva 105(174) [4s-5 6s-2]

de Silva to Mominul, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

77.1
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, flatter and slightly short outside off, cut off the back foot towards backward point
76.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, spinning in from a good length, Liton stays back and nudges it towards short mid-wicket
76.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, 1 run, fractionally short and a hint of widthm cut away towards sweeper cover
76.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, flatter and full outside off, Mominul smothers it with a big front foot stride
76.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, fuller and outside off, presses forward to defend this nicely
76.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, shortens the length a bit and this time it's defended firmly off the back foot
76.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, floated up outside off, Mominul is well forward and defends well
75.6
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, quicker ball on leg stump, jabbed towards short mid-wicket where it is well stopped
75.5
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, floated up wider outside off, makes Liton to reach out for it. Blocked
75.4
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, pushed through quicker from a fuller length, defended off the front foot
75.3
1
de Silva to Mominul, 1 run, another toss up and it's driven back at de Silva who lets it through towards mid-off. Single taken
75.2
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, loopy and fuller outside off, driven fluently towards cover
75.1
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, fired fuller in line of the stumps, defended off the front foot towards mid-wicket
74.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, 1 run, off the edge this time! Good sequence of deliveries from Dilruwan who suddenly seems to be creating something. Another off break and Mominul pushes inside the line, trickles off the outside edge behind point
74.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, ripper! Dilruwan is now finding the right length, pace and lines. This off break lures Mominul forward and then spins viciously past the outside edge. Extra bounce as well
74.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, a bit of turn and bounce from the off break but well wide outside off. Left alone
74.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mominul, no run, tossed up fuller outside off, lunges forward to pat it towards point
74.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, 1 run, a bit of drift into Liton who works it with the spin through mid-wicket
74.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, floated up from a length outside off, defended from the crease
73.6
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, rock solid is Mominul, not bothered at anything that's being thrown at him. Another forward press to smother the ball
73.5
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, more loop from de Silva and it's met with a solid front foot defence
73.4
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, quite full and outside off, Mominul presses forward and defends well
73.3
0
de Silva to Mominul, no run, tossed up wider outside off, defended off the front foot towards cover
73.2
1
de Silva to Liton Das, 1 run, very full and around middle and leg, nudged to mid-on for a single
73.1
0
de Silva to Liton Das, no run, fullish and on leg stump, defended off the front foot towards the bowler

Dhananjaya de Silva [7.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

72.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, 1 run, floated up wider outside off, leans into the drive and gets it past extra cover
72.5
4
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, FOUR, more aggression from Liton! He is starting to express himself now. Takes a couple of steps down the track and unleashes the sweep through square leg. Got to the pitch well, executed the shot beautifully
72.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, fuller and outside off, presses forward and blocks it well
72.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Liton Das, no run, in the air but just over first slip! Has come off Liton's shoulder though. Went for the sweep but didn't expect the extra bounce