Mushfiqur, Liton hold fort as Bangladesh finish strong on Day 3

Rahim scored 53* and Liton Das 54*. Image : AFP

Rahim scored 53* and Liton Das 54*. Image : AFP

Tamim Iqbal resigned hurt not long before the beginning of the last meeting, having scored a fine 133, which was trailed by an unbeaten 98-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim (53*) and Liton Das (54*) as Bangladesh finished Day 3 of the primary Test against Sri Lanka at 318/3, following by 79 runs. Liton enrolled his twelfth Test 50 years while Mushfiqur raised his 26th fifty, with the pair batting for 35 overs post tea. Their scoring pace of 2.8 an over was essentially the rate that Bangladesh kept up with over the course of the day, with 242 runs being scored in 88 overs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday (May 17).

Battling with cramps during the subsequent meeting, Tamim didn’t emerge to bat after Tea, with Bangladesh on 212 for 3. Mushfiqur, who had added 36 with Tamim, got great help from Liton as they kept the Sri Lankan bowlers under control. They gathered normal singles while Liton likewise struck limits occasionally as they scored at a consistent rate to guarantee that the scoreboard didn’t deteriorate notwithstanding Sri Lanka attempting to apply tension on them. Sri Lanka additionally lost two audits while Ltton got a chance of a lifetime when he was put down at short leg off Dhananjaya de Silva when he was on 33.

Liton was the speedier of the two as far as scoring rate and the fours that came in their organization. He was likewise not hesitant to take the flying course while he drove well and set aside the short conveyances, displaying a decent reach with his stroke-play. Liton got to his fifty off 97 balls, arriving by pulling a half-tracker from Lasith Embuldeniya for a limit. Mushfiqur took 125 conveyances to get to his fifty, arriving with a solitary late in the last meeting.

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Prior, Tamim and Mahmudul Hasan Joy went on from where they left off on Day 2, expanding on their 76-run relationship as they raised a century association. Having denied Sri Lanka any wicket in the primary meeting, they stretched out their stand to 162. Notwithstanding, the organization was finished when Mahmudul, who had gotten a respite, was captured down the leg side when he endeavored to look an Asitha Fernando conveyance.

Tamim then arrived at three figures soon after yet saw Najmul Hossain Shanto stroll back for only 1. Kasun Rajitha, who had come into this game as a blackout substitute, struck in his absolute first finished. A conveyance that fixed subsequent to pitching, took the external edge through to the guardian. Mominul Haque additionally withdrew without having an effect, leaving Tamim pursuing a solitary fight. The Bangladesh captain attempted to guard a conveyance that came in yet the ball went past the hole between the bat and cushion to thump the stumps. It was Rajitha indeed who made the leap forward for the guests.

Brief score : Sri Lanka 397/10 lead Bangladesh 318/3 (Tamim Iqbal 133 retd hurt, Liton Das 54*, Mushfiqur Rahim 53*; Kasun Rajitha 2-17) by 79 runs.

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