Bangladesh move ahead after late strikes on day 4

Mushfiqur Rahim scored his 8th test hundred. Image : AFP

Mushfiqur Rahim scored his 8th test hundred. Image : AFP

Eight wickets fell in the last meeting of Day 4 as Sri Lanka went to stumps on Wednesday at 39 for 2 subsequent to packaging out Bangladesh for 465 in their most memorable innings prior in the meeting.

On a downpour postponed day, Bangladesh started firmly with the bat as Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim, who had stroked their particular fifties on the way a century stand, kept on ruling the Sri Lankan bowlers toward the beginning of the day meeting. While Mushfiqur proceeded to turn into the principal hitter to enlist 5000 runs in Test cricket, the couple sewed a twofold century represent the fourth wicket.

Nonetheless, Liton left not long after the Lunch break, a period when Kasun Rajitha was bowling a testing spell. The pacer then proceeded to try and tidy up Tamim Iqbal, who had gotten back to bat subsequent to having resigned harmed on 133, on Day 3. The southpaw couldn’t add to his short-term score, however by then Bangladesh had started to lead the pack. They would’ve been wrecked there itself as Shakib Al Hasan before long hurled a ball towards the short leg defender. In any case, it missed the mark concerning him.

Shakib wasn’t at his familiar best yet his counter assault permitted him to pick 26 runs prior to gloving a draw to Asitha Fernando’s bouncer to the ‘manager. In any case, Mushfiqur’s vigil went on as he raised his eighth Test hundred, leaving the hosts in areas of strength for an at Tea. Notwithstanding, their innings went downhill from that point.

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Mushfiqur fell not long after the resumption of play, bowled round his leg by Lasith Embuldeniya. That excusal set off a breakdown. Nayeem Hasan edged Dhananjaya de Silva to advance short leg while Taijul Islam pulled a bouncer by Asitha to fine leg.

In the interim, No 10 Shoriful Islam had resigned harmed in the wake of getting hit on his hips by Rajitha, who returned four wickets while Asitha scalped three.

Be that as it may, in the wake of yielding a 68-run lead in the principal innings, Sri Lanka battled in their bid to clear off the shortage. After a vigilant 36-run opening stand, Dimuth Karunaratne engaged in a misunderstanding with Oshada Fernando, consenting to go for a solitary prior to sending his accomplice back. A couple of overs later, night watchman Embuldeniya was scattered by his left-arm turn comrade – Taijul Islam’s conveyance that plunged and turned, going through the hole between his bat and cushion to hit the stumps.

Brief Score : Sri Lanka 397 & 39/2 (Oshada Fernando 19; Taijul Islam 1-1) trail Bangladesh 465 (Mushfiqur Rahim 105, Litton Das 88, Kasun Rajitha 4-60) by 29 runs.

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