Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando helped Sri Lanka dominate on Day 2.© AFP
Bangladesh paceman Taskin Ahmed took 3 wickets for 119 on Day Two of the second Test towards Sri Lanka Friday because the hosts piled up 469 runs for six at Stumps. The 26-year-old had a powerful morning spell the place his 4 overs value simply seven runs and produced two wickets. He eliminated centurion Lahiru Thirimanne for 140 runs and Angelo Mathews (5) in fast succession. After lunch, Taskin bowled Pathum Nissanka with a supply that saved low and within the very subsequent over, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam dismissed Oshada Fernando who was on 81.
From 382 for six, Ramesh Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella added 87 runs for the seventh wicket.
Taskin was denied a fourth wicket when Najmul Shanto put down Ramesh Mendis at second slip.
Playing simply his seventh Test, Taskin generated good tempo and troubled the right-handed batsmen by swinging the ball away from them.
After conceding 291 runs for a solitary wicket on Day One, Sri Lanka discovered it harder on Friday, scoring solely 43 runs in 26 overs within the morning session whereas dropping three wickets.
Dickwella performed a key position within the closing stand, citing his half-century in simply 48 balls. He was on 64 at Stumps whereas Mendis was 22 not out.
Play was suspended for 24 minutes after Tea attributable to unhealthy gentle and though the gamers have been again on the sphere, solely 6.5 overs have been potential earlier than the day ended. 25 overs have been misplaced in all.
The first Test ended in a tame draw with ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle giving the pitch a under common ranking and a demerit level.
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