Bangladesh-Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Only 51 overs played on the third day due to rain, Mathews and Silva’s fifty


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Angelo Mathews and Dhananjay de Silva scored half-centuries to put their team in a safe position on the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Mirpur. Sri Lanka were 282 for 5 in reply to Bangladesh’s 365 for five before day’s play was over due to bad light. They are still 83 runs behind Bangladesh but have five wickets left. Angelo Mathews 58 and Dinesh Chandimal 10 were at the crease at stumps on the third day.

Mathews’ experience came in handy for Sri Lanka, Shakib’s good bowling for Bangladesh

Sri Lanka started playing 143/2 on the third day of the match. Nightwatchman Rajitha was bowled by Hussain on the very first ball of the day. After this Karunaratne also added 10 runs to his second day’s score and got out on a personal score of 80. However, after this Silva and Mathews took over the innings. Both added 102 runs for the fifth wicket. Sri Lanka’s fifth wicket fell in the form of Silva in the 88th over at the score of 266. Silva scored 58 runs with the help of 9 fours before getting out. Dinesh Chandimal, who came to the crease after Silva, along with Angelo Mathews, did not let the team get any further setback after this.

Shakib-al-Hasan bowled excellently for Bangladesh and took 3 wickets. Hussain got two wickets.

Due to rain, only 51 overs were played on the third day.

Rain has also pushed the second Test into a draw.

Rain has also pushed the second Test into a draw.

On the third day of the Mirpur Test, rain also played its part and the match suffered a loss of 39 overs. Due to rain, only 51 overs could be played on the second day. The second session was completely washed out. Due to rain, the threat of a draw in the second match has started looming. The first Test of the series played in Chittagong was also a draw.

At the end of the day’s play, Sri Lanka were 282/5. Mathews 58 and Chandimal were at the crease after scoring 10 runs. Sri Lanka are 83 runs behind Bangladesh in the first innings.

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