BAN vs SL, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top after Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando rock Bangladesh on Day 4

BAN vs SL, 2nd Test, Day 4: After Sri Lanka took a first-innings lead of 141, Bangladesh’s top-order crumbled in the final session, and the hosts are reeling at 34 for four.

Sri Lanka run through Bangladesh top-order yet again to take control of 2nd Test (AFP Photo)


  • Bangladesh are four down in their second innings, still trailing by 107 runs
  • Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal notched up centuries to help SL gain a 141-run lead
  • Sri Lanka will look to seal series-clinching win on final day of 2nd Test

Sri Lanka ran through Bangladesh’s top-order yet again as the pace duo of Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando claimed crucial wickets in the final session on Thursday to set up an intriguing final day of the second Test in Dhaka.

After taking a first-innings lead of 141, SL bowlers dismissed four Bangladesh batters in the final session to leave the hosts reeling at 34 for four. Asitha Fernando had struck early for Sri Lanka, dismissing Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan Joy in quick succession.

In between Tamim and Hasan’s dismissal, Bangladesh also lost the wickets of Najmul Hussain Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque. Earlier, Sri Lanka, on the back of Angelo Mathews (145) and Dinesh Chandimal’s (124) marathon knocks, posted a total of 506 and took a first-innings lead of 141. Initially, Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das played marathon knocks to rescue Bangladesh from 24/5 to take them to a total of 365.