Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Rangana Herath puts visitors on top with late wickets on Day 4

Sri Lanka spinners led by Rangana Herath took three crucial wickets late in day four to leave Bangaldesh with an uphill task of saving the opening Test in Chittagong on Saturday.

PTI, February 03, 2018

Chittagong: Sri Lanka spinners led by Rangana Herath took three crucial wickets late in day four to leave Bangladesh with an uphill task of saving the opening Test in Chittagong on Saturday.

Bangladesh reached 81-3 at stumps, still needing 119 to make Sri Lanka bat again.

The visitors declared their first innings at 713-9 in the final session.

Rangana Nerath took three late wickets to leave Bangladesh reeling at the end of Day 4 of the 1st Test. Twitter/@OfficialSLC

Rangana Nerath took three late wickets to leave Bangladesh reeling at the end of Day 4 of the 1st Test. Twitter/@OfficialSLC

Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera dismissed Imrul Kayes for 19 before left-arm unorthodox bowler Lakshan Sandakan got Tamim Iqbal caught behind for 41.

Herath then removed Mushfiqur Rahim for two with his left-arm spin in the last over of the day.

Mominul Haque — 18 not out — was at the crease when the players walked back after another run-filled day.

Sri Lanka declared their innings in the third over into the final session with a lead of 200 runs in response to Bangladesh's first innings total of 513.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who returned figures of 4 -219, took two wickets off his successive overs to wrap up the Sri Lankan innnings.

Taijul got the all-important wicket of skipper Dinesh Chandimal for 87 before off-spinner Mehedi Hasan removed Niroshan Dickwella for 62 to slow down the Sri Lankan progress.

Debutant left-arm spinner Sunzamul Islam got his maiden Test wicket, trapping Dilruwan Perera leg-before for 32.

Roshen Silva joined the run fest in the morning session to post his maiden Test century after Sri Lanka resumed on 504-3.

He made 109 off 230 balls before becoming the first batsman dismissed on the day.

Silva was Sri Lanka's third century maker of the innings after Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva, who made 196 and 173 runs respectively.

Mehedi ended Silva's impressive innings when the right- hander edged a low delivery to wicketkeeper Liton Das.

Silva shared a 135-run stand with Chandimal for the fourth wicket and hit six fours and a six.

Updated Date: Feb 03, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114