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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Mominul shows a glimpse of Bangladesh's future

Feb 8, 2014: From Habibul Bashar to Mohammad Ashraful to Shakib Al Hasan, one player has had to carry the baton for Bangladesh's evolving expectations as a Test team. That baton might now rest with Mominul Haque

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 5th day

After drawn Test, captains call each other defensive

Feb 8, 2014: Angelo Mathews criticised Bangladesh for declining to go after what would have been the biggest successful chase in Test history, while Mushfiqur Rahim said Sri Lanka declared too late

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Bangladesh save Test but SL take series

Feb 8, 2014: Having arrived on the fifth day short of runs and confidence, Mominul Haque led Bangladesh to safety with a third Test hundred that showcased remarkable courage and a striking understanding of the dynamics of Test-match momentum

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Declaration wasn't defensive - Silva

Feb 7, 2014: Sri Lanka only got eight overs at the Bangladesh batsmen before stumps after setting them 467 to win, but Kaushal Silva said the size of the target would allow his team to attack more on the fifth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

'Tried to keep my mind fresh to score runs' - Sangakkara

Feb 7, 2014: A long-time purveyor of Test cricket's grind, Kumar Sangakkara says it was a refreshed focus on positivity that helped him score the third-highest match tally of all time, against Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Can Bangladesh summon the survival instinct?

Feb 7, 2014: Familiar conditions and an encouraging first-innings display show signs that Bangladesh can save the Test, but their history of fourth-innings failures suggest otherwise

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Sangakkara feat puts SL in commanding position

Feb 7, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara eased, almost casually, to a 35th career hundred in a Test match already heaving with his runs, completing a feat only Graham Gooch had achieved before him

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Sri Lanka discover their limitations

Feb 6, 2014: As they spurned the opportunity to grab a lead in excess of 200 on the third day in Chittagong, Sri Lanka would have discovered some of their limitations in fielding and the lack of a bowling bench strength

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Hossain dismissal irks Bangladesh

Feb 6, 2014: Nasir Hossain's dismissal left the Bangladesh dressing room incensed as they felt the batsman was erroneously given out caught behind by umpire Paul Reiffel

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Shamsur, Kayes and Bangladesh's evolving first-class structure

Feb 6, 2014: Shamsur Rahman and Imrul Kayes are products of a first-class system that, despite its flaws, is beginning to produce results

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Late wickets give Sri Lanka advantage

Feb 6, 2014: Maiden tons for the overnight pair of Shamsur Rahman and Imrul Kayes had energised Bangladesh and their crowd in the morning, but by stumps, Sri Lanka's industrious spinners had extracted enough dismissals to stay on track for victory, despite the visitor

The report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

The case for Sangakkara's all-time greatness

Feb 5, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara does not usually feature in discussions of modern batting greats. His numbers demand for that to change

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Sangakkara thankful to Sri Lanka's inner sanctum

Feb 5, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara paid tribute to the environment within the Sri Lankan camp after his triple-century against Bangladesh

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Bangladesh's mental brick wall

Feb 5, 2014: Bowling to left-handers has long been a struggle for Bangladesh's spinners. Bowling to Kumar Sangakkara has become a nightmare

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Sangakkara hits maiden triple-ton, goes past Steve Waugh

Feb 5, 2014: Stats highlights from the second day of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Chittagong

Shiva Jayaraman

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Penalty runs add to Bangladesh misery

Feb 5, 2014: There was more misery for Bangladesh on the second day in Chittagong as they were hit with five penalty runs after a lackadaisical bit of fielding

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Sangakkara 319 sets Bangladesh big test

Feb 5, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara struck his first Test triple-ton as he farmed the strike brilliantly with the lower order and took the attack to Bangladesh's spinners

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Robiul's axing highlights defensive approach

Feb 4, 2014: Bangladesh picked a lone specialist seamer for the first time in a Test, but their choice of Al-Amin Hossain over the more experienced Robiul was puzzling. The focus seemed more on containing runs

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Sangakkara 160* leads Sri Lanka

Feb 4, 2014: A seamless 178-run union between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene formed the centrepiece of Sri Lanka's familiar dominance

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Eranga and Herath ruled out with injury

Feb 3, 2014: Sri Lanka were forced to revamp their bowling attack on the eve on the second Test as their lead spinner Rangana Herath and pace spearhead Shaminda Eranga were ruled out through injury

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong
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