Bangladesh bundle Sri Lanka out for 280 in 1st innings

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Published: March 22, 2024, 06:50 PM

Bangladesh bundle Sri Lanka out for 280 in 1st innings

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A disciplined bowling effort enabled Bangladesh dismiss Sri Lanka for 280 in its first innings of the first cricket Test despite centuries from skipper Dhananajaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis.

Fast bowlers Syed Khaled Ahmed and Nahid Rana, who made his debut in this match, wrecked havoc on the visitors, forcing them to be all out shortly after tea of day one.

Khaled who ripped through Sri Lanka’s top order in a gem of pace bowling finished with 3-72 and Rana on his just first match claimed 3-87, including the big wicket of Dhananjaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis.

Both De Silva and Kamindu scored identical 102 runs. De Silva hit 12 fours and one six in an innings, spanning 131 balls while Kamindu who played 127 balls for his maiden century in his just second Test smashed 11 fours and three sixes.

They added 202-run for the sixth wicket after Sri Lanka were reduced to 57-5 in the first session.

However, as they looked to help Sri Lanka take the complete stranglehold, Rana broke through with the wicket of Kamindu who finally edged one behind after surviving a couple of times.

In his next over, he dismissed de Silva as Sri Lanka’s aspiration to take the score past 300 was ruined. 

Shoriful Islam and Taijul Islam took one wicket apiece to complement Rana and Khaled.

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