very full on off stump, he hangs back and squeezes the ball back to Sandakan
3.20pm That is that The two captains shake hands and call it a draw in Chittagong. Bangladesh wobbled when they lost both their set batsmen - Mominul Haque and Liton Das - quickly in the afternoon session. But their stand-in captain Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain soaked up 106 balls to put the match beyond Sri Lanka's reach. The star of the day and the entire game was Mominul Haque, who become the first Bangladesh player to hit centuries in each innings of a Test. Liton was in sight of a century of his own before he lost his head and miscued a catch to mid-off running back. All told, 1533 runs were scored for 24 wickets in five days. That's a wrap. Thanks for your company and comments. Do come back for the second Test, which starts on February 8 in Dhaka. Until then, goodbye and cheers
Mominul (who else?) is the Player of the Match.
"I was looking for the hundred," Liton Das says. "It was a mistake on my part. When me and Mominul batted we planned over by over. There are some rough patches, but we managed to cover it."
MahneelMusa: "Don't forget Mahmudullah's contribution in the first innings and then this gritty innings where he faced 11 overs in tough condition under immense pressure. Safe to say he has brilliantly led the team from the front!"
Praneeth: "Just 24 wickets in 5 days. That's less than 5 wickets per day. Isn't this a "Poor" pitch?"
Joshua : "I thought SL should have batted fast and declared earlier.Because that would have give bowlers a fair time to bowl out BD"
Masum Billag: "Its a great comeback from Team Bangladesh. Great innings from MOMINUL and LITON. Specially its a marvellous knock by MOMINUL. "
wild full ball breaking down leg, left alone
full and turns back in at off stump, dead-batted by Mosaddek
tossed very full on middle, dropped to the leg side from the crease
full on middle, hangs back and pushes the ball to midwicket
Googly. full, drifts in towards off, then viciously turns past the bat as Mosaddek plays all around it
tossed on off, run away to point with soft hands
full-toss on middle, simply bunted back to Kusal Mendis
dragged down outside off, forced off the back foot to cover
follows it with a half-tracker outside off, swatted away to wide long-on off the back foot
grips, turns past the outside edge after drawing the batsman forward. Good ball from Mendis
short legbreak on off, punched on the up to sweeper cover
Kusal Mendis has the ball. He has one Test wicket
dangled up outside off, draws the batsman forward and runs past the outside edge. Mosaddek drags his back leg in time even as the keeper flips the bails off swiftly
skids into leg stump, defended to short leg
shortish and outside off, steered to deep point
tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler
full and breaking down the leg side, left alone
full and wide outside off, breaks away further, Mahmudullah aims a big drive at the googly and only collects fresh air
full on off, dead-batted by Mosaddek
full on off, Mosaddek gets his front leg out of the way and defends watchfully
|Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||2-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2295|
|Hours of play (local time)||9:30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.00|
|Match days||31 January, 1,2,3,4 February 2018 - day (5-day match)|