Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne dominate on opening day of second Take a look at

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne dominate on opening day of second Take a look at

Pallekele: Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne made a second straight century towards Bangladesh within the second Take a look at in Pallekele because the hosts dominated the opening day, closing on a commanding 291 for one.

The 33-year-old captain adopted his double century within the first Take a look at with 118 right here, sharing a gap partnership of 209 with Lahiru Thirimanne who batted all day for 131 not out.

Karunaratne joins an elite membership of 10 Sri Lankan gamers who’ve scored over 5,000 Take a look at runs together with his haul now standing at 5,110.

After a tediously high-scoring draw within the first Take a look at, the pitch at Pallekele, censured by the ICC as being under common, supplied little for the bowlers.

The one likelihood given by Karunaratne was dropped at first slip by Najmul Shanto off the bowling of Taskin Ahmed when the Sri Lankan skipper was on 28.

Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne (L) is congratulated by Lahiru Thirimanne after scoring a century during the first day of the second and final Test. AFP

Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne (L) is congratulated by Lahiru Thirimanne after scoring a century in the course of the first day of the second and closing Take a look at. AFP

He reached his twelfth Take a look at century by clipping Taskin Ahmed by the onside for 2.

The left-hander has been in high-quality kind this yr having posted 4 fifties and two centuries. His tally of 648 runs is the second highest in Take a look at cricket in 2021, behind England captain Joe Root’s 794.

By the point he feathered a catch to wicketkeeper Liton Das to provide 19-year-old debutant Shoriful Islam his first wicket in Take a look at cricket, Karunaratne had confronted 190 balls and struck 15 boundaries.

His partnership of 209 with Thirimanne was the best for the primary wicket in Exams between the 2 international locations.

The earlier report was a 144-run stand between Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya in 2001 on the SSC grounds in Colombo.

Oshada Fernando joined Thirimanne and reached 40 not out by the shut, with the pair including an unbroken 82 for the second wicket.

Bangladesh ignored Ebadot Hossain, who featured within the final recreation handing teenage left-arm seamer Shoriful his first Take a look at cap.

Sri Lanka made two modifications bringing in left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama and off-spinner Ramesh Mendis rather than Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara.

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