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Day 5

1008dMohammad Isam in Galle

Bangladesh find chaos in tranquil Galle

Bangladesh have batsmen who have experience in batting out the final day of Test matches, but none of them showed the application to do so in Galle

Day 4

1009dMohammad Isam in Galle

'A draw is very possible' - Shakib

Shakil Al Hasan said Bangladesh could realistically target a draw since they had 10 wickets in hand going into the final day's play in Galle

1009dMohammad Isam in Galle

Mehedi takes on the learning curve

The Galle Test has brought further lessons - as well as a few successes - for Mehedi Hasan as he continues his development at international level

1009dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Tharanga unperturbed by rain forecast

Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka batsman, has said that the team had not included the weather in their calculations as they batted on past tea on the fourth day

Day 3

1010dMohammad Isam in Galle

Sarkar rues another soft dismissal

Sarkar's error in judgment - attempting to pull a Suranga Lakmal ball though it was too close to his hip - added to the list of his soft dismissals in the recent past

Day 2

1011dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Pitch has slowed down considerably - Dickwella

Niroshan Dickwella, who scored his second Test half-century and spent 46 overs keeping wicket, said that the Galle surface had slowed down since the first day, but was not yet the raging turner it can become

Day 1

1012dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Mendis aiming 'to be among world's best'

Kusal Mendis said a desire to raise his average and be considered among the best players in the world was behind his unbeaten 166 on the first day in Galle

Others

1005dMohammad Isam in Colombo

'Jaded seamers an area of concern' - Walsh

Bowling coach Courtney Walsh has said Bangladesh seamers' lack of physical ability later in the day is down to their inexperience and is an 'area of concern'

1013dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Can Kusal, Dhananjaya build on early promise?

Sri Lanka's history is replete with several batsmen falling by the wayside after promising starts. In it are valuable lessons for two promising batsmen from the current crop

Herath eclipses Vettori

363

Wickets for Herath - the most by a left-arm spinner beating Vettori's 362. Among all left-arm bowlers only Akram (414) has more wickets.

Openers' double

4

No. of times Bangladesh have had 50+ opening stands in both innings of a Test, including this.

Rare high for openers

2

No. of 50+ opening stands for Sri Lanka in Galle in the last 13 innings since 2014, including the one between Tharanga and Karunaratne in the 2nd inns of this Test.

Mushfiqur's prolific 2017

101.75

Mushfiqur's average in Tests this year, 407 runs in 5 inns. He scored 159 & 13* in Wellington, 127 & 23 in Hyderabad and now 85 in Galle - all outside Bangladesh.

Mushfiqur in Galle

200

Runs scored by Mushfiqur in his only previous Test in Galle, in 2012-13, Bangladesh's first double-century. He has reached another fifty in this match.

Runs and wickets

80/4

Bangladesh's score in the first session of Day 3, in 25 overs. They scored at more than 3 runs per over, but lost four wickets.

Opening Woes in SL

24.48

Average opening stand in Sri Lanka in the last five years - Lowest in any country.

Good Venue

16

Number of matches won by SL at Galle from 28 Tests- Second most successful venue in SL(min-10 Tests) after SSC.