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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 in Colombo: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 16, 2017, 5:36 PM IST

2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo 15 - 19 March, 2018

Toss won by Sri Lanka (decided to bat)

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

Man of the Match: Tamim Iqbal

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 in Colombo: As It Happened

Dinesh Chandimal. (Image credit: AFP)

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Round-up, Day 1: Dinesh Chandimal's gutsy 86 not out helped Sri Lanka overcome a wobbly morning session and reach 238 for seven on the opening day.

Opting to bat first against a Bangladesh side playing their 100th Test, Sri Lanka lost four wickets in the morning session at the P Sara Oval before Chandimal propped up the hosts who won the first test by 259 runs at Galle.

Commentary (Bangladesh innings)

So that's it from all of us for this game, we hope you enjoyed our coverage of the game. It was a historic game for Bangladesh and they have now made it a memorable one as well. They will aim to carry this confidence into the shorter formats of the game. The first ODI between these two sides starts on March 25, 2017 in Dambulla at 1430 local (0900 GMT). We look forward to your company. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!

Sri Lankan skipper, Rangana Herath says that you don't get a gift on every birthday. Congratulates Bangladesh on the win. Adds that they could not capitalize as a batting unit. Opines that they need to improve in every aspect of the game in Test cricket. (On taking 1000 First Class wickets) Says that he feels good for now but is not sure how long will he last.

Bangladesh skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim feels that it was a great win. Credits the players and coaches for backing them. Adds that the spell from Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan were outstanding and hopes that this sets them well for future. He calls it frustrating to not make most of the chances under pressure in the first game but is happy that they are starting to get better. Calls it a team effort to win the game. Opines that this is the coming of age in Test cricket for Bangladesh as they have started to play consistent cricket. Hopes that they can carry on the good work.

Man of the Series, Shakib Al Hasan feels that it was a very important victory for them. Admits that it was difficult but he is happy that they did it. Opines that he gave a thought on his batting which helped him to score big. Also adds that he looked into Chandimal's batting which helped him a lot.

Man of the Match, Tamim Iqbal informs that the win started when they lost the first game. They had a meeting before this game and it was the game changer. Adds that all the players were brilliant, cheering the team on. On the chase, he says that they had to be aggressive chasing such totals. Opines that on such wickets one ball can take you out and that was what he and Sabbir talked about. Credits Mosaddek for playing really well. Adds that the coach always backs them to play their natural game and they are lucky to have someone like him.

Chasing 191, Tamim Iqbal led them from the front scoring a belligerent 82. He along with Sabbir Rahman calmed the nerves of the visitors with a 109-run stand. But both of them departed before Tea. Needing 35 more runs in the final session, it looked like it would be a walk in the park but that was not to be. Shakib Al Hasan was bowled. There were some nervous moments but the pair of Mosaddek Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahim hit a few lusty blows to calm the nerves down and Mehedi Hasan finished the game off for them.

The hosts were always playing catch up since then and despite the ton from Dimuth Karunaratne, they were behind the eight ball. Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan ran through the middle order and it looked like the game might get over on Day 4 itself. The tail however wagged for Sri Lanka with the last three wickets adding as many as 102 runs to set up a target of 191.

A lot of the good work was done in the first innings itself both with the bat and ball. They kept Sri Lanka to a score of 338 with Dinesh Chandimal playing brilliantly for his ton. With the bat, it was Shakib Al Hasan who led them to post a total in excess of 400 and gaining a 129-run lead. Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mosaddek Hossain all chipped in with vital fifties.

BANGLADESH HAVE WON THEIR 100th TEST! What a brilliant Test match it has been and they have come out victorious. Historic scenes at the P Sara Oval, it is the first time they have drawn a series against Sri Lanka! They have had a lot of second innings failures in recent times but this chase of 191 runs should really boost their confidence as it has come against a good Sri Lankan side.

57.5 R Herath to Hasan, HISTORY at P Sara! Bangladesh win! Full toss in the line of the stumps, Hasan sweeps it through the square leg region for a couple. Rahim started celebrating the moment it passed the fielder there. Mehedi comes over to hug him with a huge smile on his face. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by four wickets! 191/6

57.4 R Herath to Hasan, Floated outside off, Hasan pushes it back to the bowler. 189/6

57.3 R Herath to Hasan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 189/6

Mehedi Hasan is the new man in.

57.2 R Herath to Hossain, OUT! Way too late this time! Floated outside off, the ball kicks off from the surface. Hossain tries to run it down on the off side but ends up getting surprised by the extra bounce as he edges it to the keeper. The players appeal and the umpire says yes. Hossain won't be the one to score the winning runs. He is disappointed to make his way back. 189/6

57.1 R Herath to Hossain, Floated outside off, Mosaddek prods forward and defends it. 189/5

56.6 D Perera to Rahim, Short outside off, Rahim camps back and defends it. 189/5

56.5 D Perera to Rahim, Flighted down the leg side, Rahim reverse sweeps it over the cover region for a couple. He needs to wait a bit more for the occasion. 189/5

56.4 D Perera to Rahim, Tossed up outside off, Rahim pushes it back to the bowler. 187/5

56.3 D Perera to Rahim, Full into the pads, Rahim clips it towards square leg. 187/5

56.2 D Perera to Rahim, Short outside off, Rahim guides it towards the fielder at point. 187/5

56.1 D Perera to Rahim, Floated around off, Rahim prods forward and defends it. 187/5

55.6 R Herath to Hossain, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Hossain lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 187/5

55.5 R Herath to Hossain, Down the leg side, Mosaddek clips it through the square leg region for a couple. 187/5

55.4 R Herath to Hossain, FOUR! Swings his willow! Floated up in the line of the stumps, Hossain charges down the wicket and gets it just over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. 185/5

55.3 R Herath to Hossain, Full into the stumps, Hossain pushes it straight back to the bowler. 181/5

55.2 R Herath to Hossain, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 181/5

55.1 R Herath to Hossain, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Mosaddek prods forward and defends it. 181/5

54.6 D Perera to Rahim, Down the leg side, Rahim clips it on the leg side. 181/5

54.5 D Perera to Rahim, FOUR! Rahim attacks! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Rahim dances down the track and heaves it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 181/5

54.4 D Perera to Rahim, Short outside off, Rahim cuts it through point for a brace. 177/5

54.3 D Perera to Rahim, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 175/5

54.2 D Perera to Rahim, Looped up in the line of the stumps, Rahim dances down the track and blocks it. 175/5

54.1 D Perera to Rahim, Floated outside off, Rahim prods forward and defends it. 175/5

53.6 R Herath to Hossain, FOUR! Hossain takes the charge! Floated outside off, Mosaddek dances down the track and lofts it over covers for a boundary. That did not quite come off the meat of the bat. 175/5

53.5 Herath to Hossain, Dropped! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Mosaddek dances down the track and smacks it back to the bowler. Herath tries to gather it at a shoulder height but he cannot hold onto it. The ball bounces and he tries to catch it again diving to his right. 171/5

53.4 R Herath to Rahim, Down the leg side, Rahim clips it through square leg for a single. 171/5

53.3 R Herath to Hossain, Outside off, Hossain pushes it through covers for a single. 170/5

53.2 R Herath to M Rahim, Tossed up around off, Rahim eases it down to long off for a single. 169/5

53.1 R Herath to Rahim, Full into the stumps, Rahim stays in his crease and defends it. 168/5

52.6 D Perera to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 168/5

52.5 D Perera to Rahim, Tossed up outside off, Rahim drives it through extra cover for a single. 168/5

52.4 D Perera to Rahim, NOT OUT! Horrendous! Floated outside off, Rahim goes way across to pad it away. The players appeal and the umpire thinks a lot about it and obliges the fielding team. Rahim thinks for a bit and goes for the review. Replays show that the ball was not hitting the wickets. The umpire has to change the decision and Rahim survives. 167/5

Mushfiqur Rahim is given out and he cannot believe it. He recovers from the horror of being given out and goes for the review. That didn't look out.

52.3 D Perera to Rahim, Down the leg side, left alone. 167/5

52.2 D Perera to Rahim, In the line of the stumps, Rahim reaches out to the ball and defends it. 167/5

52.1 D Perera to Rahim, Tossed up around off, Rahim lunges forward in defence. 167/5

51.6 R Herath to Hossain, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 167/5

51.5 R Herath to Hossain, A bit shorter in length down the leg side, Mosaddek comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler. 167/5

51.4 R Herath to Hossain, Into the pads, Mosaddek offers a front foot defence. 167/5

51.3 R Herath to Hossain, Again flighted around off, MH gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 167/5

51.2 R Herath to Hossain, Full outside off, Mosaddek drives it towards covers. 167/5

51.1 R Herath to Hossain, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Hossain prods forward and defends it. 167/5

50.6 D Perera to Rahim, Down the leg side, Rahim pads it away. 167/5

50.5 D Perera to Hossain, On the pads this time, Hossain clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 167/5

50.4 D Perera to Hossain, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 166/5

50.3 D Perera to Hossain, Full into the stumps, Mosaddek pushes it back to the bowler. 166/5

50.2 D Perera to Rahim, Short into the pads, Rahim goes for the reverse sweep and misses it. The ball hits him on the thigh pads and flies over the leg slip fielder. A leg bye is taken. 166/5

50.1 D Perera to Rahim, Floated outside off, Rahim pushes it towards covers. 165/5

49.6 R Herath to Hossain, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Mosaddek gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 165/5

49.5 R Herath to Hossain, Full outside off, Hossain defends it well. 165/5

49.4 R Herath to Hossain, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 165/5

49.3 R Herath to M Rahim, Spinning away from around off, Rahim prods forward in defence. The ball flies off the outside edge past the slip region for a single. 165/5

49.2 R Herath to Rahim, Full outside off, Rahim drives it straight to mid off. 164/5

49.1 R Herath to M Rahim, Floated in the line of the stumps, Rahim opens the face of his bat and guides it towards the fielder at point. 164/5

Right change, Rangana Herath brings himself on.

48.6 D Perera to Hossain, Tossed up outside off, Mosaddek lunges forward to defend. 164/5

48.5 D Perera to Rahim, Short into the pads, Rahim pulls it towards the fielder at fine leg. A single is taken. 164/5

48.4 D Perera to Hossain, Spinning into the pads, Hossain clips it fine down the leg side for a single. 163/5

48.3 D Perera to Hossain, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 162/5

48.2 D Perera to Hossain, Tossed up outside off, Mosaddek prods forward and defends it. 162/5

Mosaddek Hossain comes out to bat. Bangladesh need 29 more runs, with five wickets in hand!

48.1 D Perera to Hasan, OUT! What happened there? Short and wide outside off, Shakib goes for a cut but manages to find a thick inside edge which goes onto hit the keeper's pads. The bails has fallen somehow. The umpire has gone upstairs to check that. Oh dear, the replays show that Shakib has actually dragged it onto the stumps. What a way to get out, at this point of time in the game. He needs to walk back. Can the Lankans force a comeback? 162/5

Is Shakib bowled? The bails are on the ground. Sri Lanka are appealing.

47.6 A Gunaratne to Al Hasan, Fuller length delivery outside off, Shakib punches it through covers for a single. 162/4

47.5 A Gunaratne to Hasan, Into the pads, Shakib clips it towards mid-wicket. 161/4

47.4 A Gunaratne to Hasan, Fuller length delivery angling into the stumps, Shakib defends it towards point. 161/4

47.3 A Gunaratne to Rahim, Angling into the pads, Rahim clips it through the vacant leg gully region for a single. 161/4

47.2 A Gunaratne to Hasan, Fuller outside off, Shakib drives it through covers. The fielder there misfields and the batsmen run a single. 160/4

47.1 A Gunaratne to Rahim, Length ball outside off, Rahim waits for it and cuts it through point for a single. 159/4

Asela Gunaratne to bowl from the other end.

46.6 D Perera to Hasan, This one is dropped short, cut straight to point by Shakib. 158/4

46.5 D Perera to Hasan, Loops it outside off, Shakib looks to defend but is beaten. 158/4

46.4 D Perera to Hasan, Floats it on off, pushed towards short extra cover, who goes to his right and stops the ball. 158/4

46.3 D Perera to Rahim, Shorter on the stumps, nudged through square leg for a single. 158/4

46.2 D Perera to Hasan, Flatter outside off, punched through covers for a single. 157/4

46.1 D Perera to Hasan, Floats it outside off, pushed into covers by Shakib. 156/4

The players are back out in the middle. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are out to bat. They need 35 more runs to win. Sri Lanka are going to need a miracle to win from hereon. Dilruwan Perera to bowl first up. Here we go...

Day 5... Session 3....

With only 35 runs required, Bangladesh have their most trusted and senior players out there in the middle. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will need to pull out something really special to win this game. As a result is eminent, it won't take much long after Tea to decide that. Join us for the final session of play.

A brilliant session for Bangladesh who have managed to turn the tide in their favour. They have done the important part of the chase and now need to finish it off well - something they have struggled to do in the past. They scored 118 runs in the 31 overs at a brisk pace. Tamim and Rahman stitched the essential partnership of 109 runs which has set the game up for them. Tamim got another fifty under his belt but will rue not carrying on.

45.6 L Sandakan to Rahim, Lands it on middle and leg, Rahim tucks it down to fine leg for a couple of runs. That's TEA, Day 5! 156/4

45.5 L Sandakan to Rahim, Sprays it way outside off, Rahim pads it away. 154/4

45.4 L Sandakan to Hasan, Shorter around off, pulled to long on for a single. 154/4

45.3 L Sandakan to Rahim, Flatter on middle, nudged towards square leg for a single. 153/4

45.2 L Sandakan to Rahim, Again outside off and turning in, Rahim camps back and defends it. 152/4

45.1 Sandakan to Rahim, Tossed up outside off, Rahim prods forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 152/4

Lakshan Sandakan to bowl what should be the last over before Tea.

44.6 D Perera to Hasan, Flighted around off, Shakib stays behind the pitch of the ball to defend it. 152/4

44.5 D Perera to Hasan, Fired this one in the line of the stumps, Shakib blocks it well. 152/4

44.4 D Perera to Al Hasan, Short and wide outside, Shakib cuts but cannot get it past the fielder at point. 152/4

44.3 D Perera to Hasan, Full into the pads, Hasan defends it on the leg side. 152/4

44.2 D Perera to Hasan, Outside off, Shakib cuts it towards point. 152/4

44.1 D Perera to Hasan, Short around off, Shakib goes for a cut but gets an inside edge which stays on the pitch. 152/4

43.6 R Herath to Rahim, Rahim lunges forward and defends it. 152/4

43.5 R Herath to Rahim, FOUR BYES! Quick turn from outside off, Rahim got across to pad it but he could not reach it. The ball rushes through the gap between slip and the keeper for a boundary. Important runs there. 152/4

43.4 R Herath to M Rahim, Full outside off, Rahim drives it towards mid off. 148/4

43.3 R Herath to Rahim, Spinning in from outside off, Rahim camps back and defends it. 148/4

43.2 R Herath to Rahim, Tossed up outside off, Mushfiqur pushes it towards the fielder at short covers. 148/4

43.1 R Herath to Rahim, Full into the stumps, Rahim drives it through the cover region for a couple. 148/4

42.6 D Perera to Rahim, Spinning into the pads, Rahim stays in his crease and flicks it through mid-wicket. A single is taken. 146/4

42.5 D Perera to Hasan, Down the leg side, Shakib clips it through square leg for a single. 145/4

42.4 D Perera to Hasan, Outside off, Shakib guides it towards point. 144/4

42.3 D Perera to Hasan, Fired into the stumps, Shakib defends it. 144/4

42.2 D Perera to Hasan, Short around off, Shakib pushes it towards covers. 144/4

42.1 D Perera to Hasan, Tossed up outside off, Shakib prods forward in defence but the ball whizzes past the outside edge. 144/4

41.6 R Herath to Rahim, Short around off, Rahim stays deep in his crease to defend it. 144/4

41.5 R Herath to Rahim, Looped outside off, Mushfiqur lunges forward to defend it. 144/4

41.4 R Herath to Hasan, Again a sweep, but this time he gets it towards backward square leg for a single. 144/4

41.3 R Herath to Hasan, NOT OUT! Floated outside off, Shakib goes to sweep the delivery which is pitched way outside. He misses it and the ball goes onto hit him and goes up in the air. It flies to the slip cordon, Dickwella goes to his left and dives to catch the ball. The players appeal but the umpire stays put. Herath goes for the review. right away. Replays show that it came off the arm of Shakib. Bad review this time. Bangladesh need 48 more runs to win. 143/4

Sri Lanka think they have Shakib caught but the umpire does not agree. Another review. Looks not out.

41.2 R Herath to Hasan, Floated outside off, Shakib leans forward and defends it. 143/4

41.1 R Herath to Hasan, Full into the stumps, Shakib pushes it back to the bowler. 143/4

40.6 D Perera to Rahim, Floated in the middle, Rahim gets behind the line of the ball to defend it. 143/4

Mushfiqur Rahim comes out to bat.

40.5 Perera to Rahman, OUT! Brilliant review! Tossed up around middle and leg, Rahman kneels down and goes for the sweep. He misses it completely and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Dickwella asks his captain to take it and his captain obliges. Replays show that it was a legal delivery. Ball Tracker show that the ball pitched in line, impact also in line and it was hitting which means three reds. And the umpire has to change his decision. Sabbir Rahman is disappointed as he makes his way back to the hut. 143/4

Sabbir is not given not lbw and Dilruwan does not agree with the umpire. Sri Lanka review!

40.4 D Perera to Hasan, Width this time outside off, Hasan cuts it through point for a single. 143/3

40.3 D Perera to Hasan, Again on the pads, Shakib defends it on the leg side. 142/3

40.2 D Perera to Hasan, Down the leg side, Shakib sweeps it straight to the fielder at short leg. The ball hits him and ricochets to the area behind the keeper. No runs taken. 142/3

40.1 D Perera to Hasan, Floated outside off, Hasan drives it towards covers. 142/3

39.6 R Herath to Hasan, Around off this time, Shakib pushes it late past the slip fielder for a single. 142/3

39.5 R Herath to Hasan, Full into the stumps, Shakib digs it out. 141/3

39.4 R Herath to Hasan, Played to the point region by the batsman. 141/3

39.3 R Herath to Hasan, Floated outside off, Shakib stays behind the line of the ball and defends it. 141/3

39.2 R Herath to Rahman, Looped up in the line of the stumps, Rahman races down the track and lofts it towards long on for a single. 141/3

39.1 R Herath to Rahman, Floated outside off, Rahman pushes it towards the fielder at covers. 140/3

38.6 D Perera to Rahman, Down the leg side, Sabbir sweeps it towards fine leg for a single. 140/3

38.5 D Perera to Al Hasan, Full outside off, Hasan drives it through covers for a single. 139/3

38.4 D Perera to Hasan, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 138/3

38.3 D Perera to Hasan, In the line of the stumps, Shakib opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point. 138/3

38.2 D Perera to Hasan, Tossed up around off, Shakib prods forward and defends it. 138/3

38.1 D Perera to Hasan, Shakib stays behind the line of the ball to defend it. 138/3

37.6 R Herath to S Rahman, Outside off, Rahman pokes it off his outside edge towards point. 138/3

37.5 R Herath to Hasan, Way wide outside off, Hasan sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single. 138/3

37.4 R Herath to Hasan, On the pads, Shakib tries to flick it but misses. 137/3

37.3 R Herath to Al Hasan, FOUR! Shot of the day reckons the commentator! He might be just right. Full outside off, Shakib stays in his crease and creams it through the extra cover region for a boundary. 137/3

37.2 R Herath to Rahman, Floated in the line of the stumps, Rahman walks down the track and eases it for a single towards mid off. 133/3

37.1 R Herath to Hasan, Tossed up around off, Shakib prods forward and drives it down the ground towards long on for a single. 132/3

36.6 D Perera to Rahman, Spinning into the stumps, Rahman defends it in front of the fielder at short leg. 131/3

Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. Will he attack the Lankans or play himself in? Bangladesh need 60 more runs to win this Test.

36.5 D Perera to Iqbal, OUT! No need for Tamim to do that! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Tamim dances down the track and tries to go for a biggie. He manages to hit it off the bottom half of the bat. The ball goes high in the air towards the long on region. Chandimal from mid on traces backwards and takes a fine catch. Perera gets his first wicket and Tamim will be really disappointed. 131/3

36.4 D Perera to Iqbal, Full on the pads, Iqbal clips it towards mid-wicket. The fielder fumbles but they do not run on the misfield. 131/2

36.3 D Perera to Rahman, On the pads, Rahman flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 131/2

36.2 D Perera to Rahman, Floated just outside off, Sabbir goes to paddle it down the leg side but misses. 130/2

36.1 D Perera to Iqbal, Down the leg side, Tamim clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 130/2

35.6 R Herath to Iqbal, Spinning into the pads, Iqbal works it through the square leg region for a single. 129/2

35.5 R Herath to Iqbal, Tamim reaches to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 128/2

35.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Spinning in from outside off, Iqbal prods forward and defends it. 128/2

35.3 R Herath to Iqbal, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 128/2

35.2 R Herath to Iqbal, FOUR! Brilliant shot! A bit short outside off, Tamim camps back and punches it through the cover region for a boundary. With that he also becomes the top scorer for Bangladesh in the fourth innings. 128/2

35.1 R Herath to Rahman, Floated around off, Sabbir drives it through point for a single. 124/2

100-run stand up between Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman!

34.6 D Perera to Iqbal, Short and wide outside off, Iqbal waits for it and guides it fine past the slip fielder for a couple. Easy runs there. These guys in the middle are batting really well. 123/2

34.5 D Perera to Iqbal, Around off this time, TI reaches to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 121/2

34.4 D Perera to Iqbal, Again on the pads, Tamim lunges forward and blocks it on the leg side. 121/2

34.3 D Perera to Iqbal, Sprayed on the pads, Iqbal clips it through to mid-wicket. 121/2

34.2 D Perera to Iqbal, Flighted outside off, Tamim pushes it away towards the fielder at point. 121/2

34.1 D Perera to Rahman, Tossed up on middle, Rahman sweeps it hard towards deep square leg for a single. 121/2

33.6 R Herath to Iqbal, Floated outside off, Tamim waits for the ball and blocks it away off his crease. 120/2

33.5 R Herath to Rahman, Full into the pads, Sabbir gets it fine towards short fine leg for a single. 120/2

33.4 R Herath to Rahman, Spinning in from outside leg, SR goes for a sweep but misses it this time. He gets hit on his body. 119/2

33.3 R Herath to Rahman, Tossed up in the line of the pads, Rahman prods forward and defends it. 119/2

33.2 R Herath to Rahman, Way down the leg side, Sabbir sweeps it fine and lands himself a brace. 119/2

Slight hold up in play. Kusal was hit standing at short leg and is getting some medical attention.

33.1 R Herath to Rahman, Ouch...that's painful! Tossed up outside off, Rahman camps back and punches it straight to the right leg of the player at silly point. Kusal Mendis is the fielder there. 117/2

Skipper Rangana Herath is back for a bowl.

32.6 D Perera to Iqbal, Short delivery around off, Iqbal camps back and defends it back to the ground. 117/2

32.5 D Perera to Iqbal, Tossed up outside off, Iqbal gets behind the pitch of the ball to defend it. 117/2

32.4 D Perera to Iqbal, Floated outside off, Tamim dances down the track and drives it wide of the bowler who makes a dive to stop it. 117/2

32.3 D Perera to Iqbal, Pushed back to the bowler this time. 117/2

32.2 D Perera to Rahman, Around off, Rahman waits and works it through backward square leg. A single is taken. 117/2

32.1 D Perera to Iqbal, Tossed up around leg, Iqbal dances down the track and pushes it towards mid on for a single. 116/2

Dilruwan Perera is back in for a bowl.

Time for Drinks.

31.6 L Sandakan to Rahman, Swept through square leg for a couple of runs. Bangladesh need 76 more runs to win! 115/2

31.5 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Good work, Perera! Fuller outside off, Tamim carves it through extra cover for a couple of runs. Perera comes across and stops it. He tries to parry it towards the other fielder who does not get it in time and they get an extra. 113/2

31.4 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Fuller outside off, guided to the left of the first slip fielder who stops it in time. 110/2

31.3 L Sandakan to Iqbal, FOUR! In the gap! Shorter in length, Tamim rocks back and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Superb shot really! 110/2

31.2 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Lands it on the stumps, Tamim keeps it out. 106/2

31.1 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Tamim lunges forward and defends it. 106/2

30.6 S Lakmal to Rahman, Back of a length outside off, punched towards point from his crease. 106/2

30.5 S Lakmal to Rahman, Fuller outside off, Sabbir drives it towards mid off. 106/2

30.4 S Lakmal to Rahman, Back of a length outside off, Sabbir defends it watchfully from his crease. 106/2

30.4 S Lakmal to Rahman, WIDE! Short again outside off, Sabbir thinks of pulling it at first but then it is too high and he lets it go. A wide is signaled. 106/2

30.3 S Lakmal to Rahman, Short again on the stumps, Sabbir ducks under it. 105/2

30.2 S Lakmal to Rahman, Shorter in length on the stumps, Sabbir looks to work it through but gets it towards the keeper who dives and takes it. Replays show there was no bat there. 105/2

30.1 S Lakmal to Rahman, Shorter in length on the stumps, Sabbir ducks under it. 105/2

29.6 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Slants it down the leg side, Iqbal fails to work it through. 105/2

29.5 L Sandakan to Iqbal, And once again, he gets it towards the first slip fielder, who dives to his left and stops the ball. 105/2

29.4 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Shorter outside off, dabbed towards first slip from the crease. 105/2

29.3 L Sandakan to Iqbal, SIX! Into the stands! Lands it on the stumps, Tamim comes down the wicket and sends it packing over the long on for a maximum. He is starting to dominate proceedings here. 105/2

29.2 L Sandakan to Iqbal, FOUR! The tigers are roaring! Floats it outside off, Tamim slinks down the wicket and slams it up and over extra cover for a boundary. Magnificent shot! 99/2

29.1 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Fuller outside off, Tamim drives it back to the bowler who parries it towards mid off which is a bit deep. 95/2

Change of ends for Lakshan Sandakan.

28.6 S Lakmal to Rahman, FOUR! Into the gap! Fuller outside off, Sabbir unfurls a cracking cover drive for a boundary. Now that is a good response by the batsman. 95/2

28.5 S Lakmal to Rahman, Short again around the stumps, Sabbir ducks under it. Suranga Lakmal wants to have a word, Sabbir is not interested. 91/2

28.4 S Lakmal to Rahman, Shorter in length but going down leg, Sabbir lets it go. Lakmal has a few words to share. 91/2

28.3 S Lakmal to Iqbal, Tamim tucks it through square leg for a single. 91/2

The umpire has a word with Sabbir Rahman. He was chirping a lot when Suranga Lakmal was out there to bat. So maybe a bit of payback.

28.2 S Lakmal to Rahman, Shorter and angling on the pads, worked through square leg for a single. 90/2

28.1 S Lakmal to Rahman, Length ball outside off, Sabbir defends it from his crease. 89/2

Suranga Lakmal is called in for a bowl for the first time. Pace for the first time today for Sri Lanka.

27.6 R Herath to Iqbal, Shorter outside off, Iqbal goes across and defends it. 89/2

27.5 R Herath to Iqbal, Fuller outside off, TI lunges forward and defends it. 89/2

27.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Lands it around off, Tamim drives it back to the bowler. 89/2

27.3 R Herath to Rahman, Drives it to long on for a single. 89/2

27.2 R Herath to Rahman, Comes down the wicket and pushes it to silly point. 88/2

27.1 R Herath to Rahman, Floats it outside off, Sabbir comes forward and defends it off the outer half towards point. 88/2

26.6 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Tamim lunges forward and defends it. 88/2

26.5 L Sandakan to Iqbal, FOUR! Take that, Sandakan! Full around off, Tamim goes through with his loft and gets it wide of the fielder at mid on for a boundary. 88/2

26.4 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Lands it on off, Tamim comes forward and defends it. 84/2

26.3 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Fuller outside off, Tamim gets across and defends it. 84/2

22nd fifty for Tamim Iqbal.

26.2 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Fifty for Tamim! Tamim gets across and tickles it down to fine leg for a couple. He gets his fifty, fourth one in the fourth innings of a Test match. He will know his job is not done yet and will want to take his team home from hereon. 84/2

26.1 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Lands it on middle, Tamim lunges forward and defends it. 82/2

25.6 R Herath to Rahman, Floats it on off, Sabbir comes forward and defends it. 82/2

25.5 R Herath to Iqbal, Fuller on the stumps, worked through square leg for a single. They wanted the second but settle for a run. 82/2

25.4 R Herath to T Iqbal, Fuller outside off, Tamim drives it through extra cover for a couple of runs. 81/2

25.3 R Herath to T Iqbal, Fuller outside off, Tamim looks to turn it through the on side at first but then gets it towards mid off. 79/2

25.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Lands it outside off, spins in sharply, Tamim drives all over it and is beaten all ends up. 79/2

25.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Floats it wide outside off, Tamim lunges forward and defends it wide of the first slip fielder. 79/2

24.6 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Lands it around off, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 79/2

24.5 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Action replay of the second ball! Nicely tossed up outside off, Tamim again drives, Perera again stops it with a dive near the fence and they get another couple. 78/2

24.4 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Flatter outside off, goes away, Tamim recovers in time and keeps it out. 76/2

24.3 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Shorter on the stumps, worked towards mid-wicket by Tamim. 76/2

24.2 L Sandakan to T Iqbal, Fuller outside off, Tamim gets to the pitch of it and drives it through covers. Dilruwan gets across from the deep and dives to keep the ball in play. Saves a couple of runs. 76/2

24.1 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Shorter outside off, Tamim lets it go. 74/2

23.6 R Herath to Rahman, Full outside off, hit towards short extra cover by Sabbir. 74/2

23.5 R Herath to T Iqbal, Fuller outside off, Tamim lunges forward and turns it through mid on for a single. 74/2

23.4 R Herath to Rahman, Comes forward and pushes it through covers for a single. 73/2

50-run stand between Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman.

23.3 R Herath to Rahman, FOUR! Beaut of a shot! Fuller around middle, Sabbir comes down a touch and clips it wide of mid on for a boundary. That is a superb shot! 72/2

23.2 R Herath to Rahman, Sabbir comes down on this one and defends it. 68/2

23.1 R Herath to Rahman, Floats it on the stumps, Sabbir comes down the wicket and blocks it. 68/2

22.6 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Fuller outside off, driven towards short extra cover by Tamim. 68/2

22.5 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Bowls it on middle, spins down, Tamim fails to clip it through. 68/2

22.4 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Tamim is right forward in his defence to this one. 68/2

22.3 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Bowls it around off, punched back to the bowler. 68/2

22.2 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Shorter in length, comes in late, Tamim does not pick it but does well to adjust late and defend it. 68/2

22.1 L Sandakan to Iqbal, Floats it on the stumps, Tamim keeps it out watchfully. 68/2

Lakshan Sandakan is introduced into the attack.

21.6 R Herath to Iqbal, Shorter outside off, Tamim goes back and punches it through covers. The fielder, comes across and stops the ball. Three runs taken. 68/2

21.5 R Herath to Iqbal, Full outside off, worked towards mid-wicket. 65/2

21.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Floats it outside off, Tamim lunges forward and turns it towards the on side. 65/2

21.3 R Herath to Rahman, Worked behind square on the leg side for a single. 65/2

21.2 R Herath to Rahman, Tossed up on middle and leg, Sabbir comes down to drive it through mid off but gets it off the inner half towards mid on. 64/2

21.1 R Herath to Rahman, Floats it on the stumps, Sabbir defends it watchfully. 64/2

20.6 D Perera to Iqbal, Flatter outside off, Tamim comes forward and defends it. 64/2

20.5 D Perera to Iqbal, Bowls it on the stumps, kept out by the batsman. 64/2

20.4 D Perera to Iqbal, Comes down the wicket and drives it to short extra cover who goes to his left and stops it despite a fumble. 64/2

20.3 D Perera to Iqbal, Floats it on off, Tamim comes forward and defends it. 64/2

20.2 D Perera to Rahman, Shorter in length, pulled to deep square leg for a single. 64/2

20.1 D Perera to Iqbal, Eased down to long off for a single. 63/2

19.6 R Herath to Rahman, FOUR! Magnificent! Full around off and middle, Rahman gets on top of it and drives it through extra covers for a superb boundary. This is nice batting! 62/2

19.5 R Herath to Iqbal, Bowls it on middle, nudged through backward square leg for a single. 58/2

19.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Lands it outside off, comes in, Tamim goes back and punches it back down the wicket. 57/2

19.3 R Herath to Iqbal, FOUR! Take that, Herath! Lands it outside off, Tamim this time brings out the reverse sweep and connects superbly well to get it to the third man fence for a boundary. 57/2

19.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Bowls it way outside off, Tamim lunges forward and keeps it out. 53/2

19.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Floats it outside off, Tamim comes forward and defends it. 53/2

Kusal Mendis who got hurt in the last over is getting some treatment from the physio.

18.6 D Perera to Rahman, Lands it on off, turns in, worked towards square leg. That went of the body of the short leg fielder. 53/2

18.5 D Perera to Rahman, Floats it on off, Sabbir defends it off his back foot. 53/2

18.4 D Perera to Rahman, FOUR! Top shot! Fuller outside off, Sabbir unfurls a reverse sweep and gets it to the third man fence. 53/2

18.3 D Perera to Rahman, Defends this watchfully from his crease. 49/2

18.2 D Perera to Rahman, Edged! This one bounces more on the batsman, Sabbir looks to nudge. The ball takes the edge, onto the pads and lands just in front of the short leg fielder. 49/2

18.1 D Perera to Rahman, Ouch! Lands it on the stumps, Sabbir looks to sweep but hits the right leg of the short leg fielder. The batsman has a word with the fielder if he is okay. 49/2

17.6 R Herath to Rahman, Lands it on off, driven through mid off for a single. 49/2

17.5 R Herath to Rahman, Sabbir comes down and pushes it towards short extra cover from his crease. 48/2

17.4 R Herath to Rahman, Well saved! Lands it on off, keeps low, Sabbir is watching it like a hawk and keeps it out 48/2

17.3 R Herath to Rahman, Pushes this one to covers. 48/2

17.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Turns it through the leg side for a single. 48/2

17.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Shorter outside off, Tamim shapes to cut but misses. 47/2

16.6 D Perera to Iqbal, Fuller outside leg, Tamim clips it through square leg for a single. 47/2

16.5 D Perera to Iqbal, Landed outside off, Tamim looks to leave at first but then guides it towards backward point very late. 46/2

16.4 D Perera to Iqbal, Lands it outside off, Tamim shapes to defend but gets an inside edge past leg gully for a couple of runs. 46/2

16.3 D Perera to Iqbal, Lands it on the stumps, TI is right forward to defend it. 44/2

16.2 D Perera to Iqbal, Bowled way outside off, Tamim lets it go. 44/2

16.1 D Perera to Iqbal, FOUR! Powerful! Floats it on the stumps, Tamim slinks down the wicket, gives himself some room and spanks it through mid off for a boundary. 44/2

Dilruwan Perera to bowl from the other end.

15.6 R Herath to T Iqbal, Iqbal drives it with the spin through mid on for a single. 40/2

15.5 R Herath to Iqbal, TI gets in line and defends it. 39/2

15.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Lands it outside off, Tamim comes forward and defends it. 39/2

15.3 R Herath to S Rahman, Sabbir comes down the wicket and drives it through mid off for a single. 39/2

15.2 R Herath to Rahman, Flatter on middle, Sabbir is watchful as he keeps it out. 38/2

15.1 R Herath to Rahman, Floats it outside off, pushed towards covers by Sabbir. 38/2

The players are out in the middle. Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman walk out to bat. 153 runs more needed for them. Sri Lanka begin the session with Rangana Herath. Here we go...

Day 5.... Session 2....

The hosts, on the other hand, will bank on their skipper Rangana Herath to lead them from the front. There is assistance from the deck but not too much. The odds are in favour of the visitors but the fifth day surface, pressure of a chase, you never know. Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and the hosts will want to believe in it. Join us in a while for what should be a decisive penultimate session of the day.

Test cricket, you beauty! 153 runs, 8 wickets in hand - this is turning out to be one epic Test. Bangladesh began cautiously and a sudden moment of laziness cost them a couple of wickets but Tamim Iqbal is still out there and that will calm the nerves of the visitors.

14.6 de Silva to T Iqbal, Floated around off, Rahman reaches to the pitch of the ball and defends it on the off side. That's LUNCH ON DAY 5. 38/2

14.5 de Silva to Rahman, Tossed up outside off, Rahman drives it through the mid on region for a single. 38/2

14.4 de Silva to Rahman, Spinning into the pads, Rahman works it towards mid-wicket. 37/2

14.3 de Silva to Rahman, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 37/2

14.2 de Silva to Rahman, Tossed up outside off, Rahman prods forward in defence. 37/2

14.1 de Silva to Iqbal, NOT OUT! Floated around off, Tamim just lofts it over the cover fielder for a single. The fielder from sweeper cover has a throw at non-striker's end. de Silva has a cheeky flick into the stumps and appeals. The umpires go upstairs to check the run out. Replays show Tamim had his bat in. 37/2

There is a run out appeal against Tamim at the non-striker's end. Looks not out.

13.6 R Herath to Rahman, Floated outside off, Rahman pushes it towards mid off. 36/2

13.5 R Herath to Iqbal, A bit short outside off and spinning in, Iqbal camps back and adjusts well to clip it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 36/2

13.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Outside off, Iqbal drives it to covers. 35/2

13.3 R Herath to Iqbal, Looped up outside off, Iqbal lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 35/2

13.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Fuller this time, Tamim prods forward to defend it. 35/2

13.1 R Herath to Iqbal, FOUR! Top shot! Short and wide outside off, Iqbal camps back and punches it beautifully through covers for a boundary. 35/2

12.6 de Silva to Rahman, FOUR! Much needed runs! Tossed up around leg, Rahman kneels forward and converts it into a full toss to paddle it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 31/2

12.5 de Silva to Rahman, A bit fuller outside off, Rahman punches it towards the fielder at mid-wicket. 27/2

12.4 de Silva to Iqbal, Again sprayed on the pads, Iqbal clips it square of the wicket on the leg side for a single. 27/2

12.3 de Silva to Iqbal, Floated outside off, Iqbal gets to the pitch of the ball to defend it. 26/2

12.2 de Silva to Iqbal, On the stumps, Tamim prods forward and defends it. 26/2

12.1 de Silva to Iqbal, Full outside off, Tamim drives it back to the bowler. 26/2

Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl now.

11.6 R Herath to Rahman, Spinning into the stumps, Rahman gets an inside edge onto the pads. 26/2

11.5 R Herath to Rahman, In the line of the stumps, Rahman gets forward to defend it. 26/2

11.4 R Herath to Rahman, Whizzes past the edge! Tossed up outside off, Rahman lunges forward to defend but fails to counter the spin. The ball whizzes past the outside edge. 26/2

11.3 R Herath to Rahman, Rahman prods forward and defends it. 26/2

11.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Full into the pads, Iqbal clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 26/2

11.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Iqbal prods forward and defends it. 25/2

10.6 D Perera to Rahman, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Rahman stays deep in his crease and defends it. 25/2

10.5 D Perera to Rahman, Down the leg side, Rahman defends it. 25/2

10.4 D Perera to Iqbal, NOT OUT! Just got back in time! Floated around off, Tamim drives it towards the mid off region and rushes for a single. The fielder there picks it up quickly and throws it back to the keeper's end. Dickwella has too much work to do but he still manages to dislodges the bails quickly. The umpires go upstairs to check the run out. Sabbir Rahman just got back in time and complete the single. 25/2

There is a run out appeal at the striker's end against Sabbir. Looks not out.

10.3 D Perera to Iqbal, Down the leg side this time, Iqbal defends it on the leg side. 24/2

10.2 D Perera to Iqbal, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 24/2

10.1 D Perera to Iqbal, Spinning in from a length outside off, Iqbal stays in his crease and defends it. 24/2

9.6 R Herath to Rahman, Flighted around off, Rahman lunges forward to defend it. 24/2

9.5 R Herath to Rahman, Again in line of the pads, Rahman camps back and pushes it on the leg side. 24/2

9.4 R Herath to Rahman, On the leg side this time, Rahman defends it in front of the fielder at short leg. 24/2

9.3 R Herath to Rahman, Rahman gets in line of the ball and defends it. 24/2

9.2 R Herath to Rahman, Floated around off, Rahman prods forward in defence but fails to counter the spin. The ball spins away and just misses the edge. 24/2

9.1 R Herath to Rahman, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Sabbir prods forward and defends the hat-trick ball. 24/2

Herath on a Hat-Trick! First slip, short leg in place.

8.6 D Perera to Iqbal, Flighted outside off, Tamim gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it towards covers. 24/2

8.5 D Perera to Rahman, Outside off, Sabbir gets off the mark as he pushes it through point for an easy single. 24/2

8.4 D Perera to Iqbal, Tossed up around middle and leg, Iqbal prods forward in defence and gets an inside edge which goes fine down the leg side for a single. 23/2

8.3 D Perera to Iqbal, Short delivery in the line of the stumps, Tamim gets behind the line of the ball to defend it. 22/2

8.2 D Perera to Iqbal, Iqbal prods forward and defends it. 22/2

8.1 D Perera to Iqbal, Tossed up around off, Iqbal camps back and defends it off his crease. 22/2

Sabbir Rahman is the new man in.

7.6 R Herath to Kayes, OUT! Two in two for the skipper! Floated outside off, Imrul Kayes lunges forward and tries to defend it. He fails to read the spin well and gets a thick outside edge which goes straight to the fielder at slip. Asela Gunaratne makes no mistake to send the batsman back to the hut for a golden duck. The Sri Lankans are excited. 22/2

Imrul Kayes is the new man in.

7.5 R Herath to Sarkar, OUT! Sarkar throws it away! Tossed up outside off, Sarkar charges down the wicket to go big but he fails to make the contact he desired. He gets a top edge which flies towards the fielder at long off. Upul Tharanga comes ahead a touch, gets under it and takes a simple catch. Birthday boy draws first blood. 22/1

7.4 R Herath to Sarkar, Spinning in from outside off, Sarkar lunges forward to defend it but he totally misses it and the ball thuds onto his pads. Sharp turn there. 22/0

7.3 R Herath to Sarkar, Tossed up outside off, Sarkar gets forward and defends it. 22/0

7.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Pitched around leg, Tamim gets forward and clips it through square leg for a single. 22/0

7.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Tossed up outside off, Iqbal shuffles across and defends it off the back foot. 21/0

6.6 D Perera to Sarkar, Floated around middle and leg, Sarkar gets forward to defend but only manages to get it of the inner half of his bat. 21/0

6.5 D Perera to Sarkar, Tossed up around off, Sarkar stays in his crease and defends it. 21/0

6.4 D Perera to Sarkar, Sarkar prods forward and defends the ball. 21/0

6.3 D Perera to Sarkar, Looped up outside off, Sarkar pushes this one towards the fielder at point. 21/0

6.2 D Perera to Sarkar, Way down the leg side, Sarkar still tries to clip it but misses. 21/0

6.1 D Perera to T Iqbal, Floated around off, Tamim prods forward in defence and gets an inside edge which flies through the vacant leg gully region. The batsmen run three in the process. 21/0

5.6 R Herath to Sarkar, A bit full into the stumps, Sarkar clips it towards the fielder at short mid-wicket. 18/0

5.5 R Herath to S Sarkar, Tossed up outside off, Sarkar dances down and drives it firmly to the fielder at mid off. 18/0

5.4 R Herath to Sarkar, Angling down the leg side, Sarkar misses his flick and gets rapped on his pads. A mild appeal is denied. 18/0

5.3 R Herath to Iqbal, Off the back foot, Tamim punches it through mid on for a single. 18/0

5.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Tossed up outside off, Iqbal blocks it away towards point. 17/0

5.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Spinning in from way outside off, Tamim gets behind the line off the ball and punches it towards mid on. 17/0

4.6 D Perera to Sarkar, Spinning into the pads, Sarkar defends this one in front of the fielder at short leg. 17/0

4.5 D Perera to Sarkar, A bit shorter in length this time, Sarkar camps back and defends it. 17/0

4.4 D Perera to Sarkar, Looped up on the stumps, Sarkar prods forward in defence. 17/0

4.3 D Perera to Sarkar, FOUR! Soumya takes the charge! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Sarkar charges forward to counter the spin and smacks it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 17/0

4.2 D Perera to Iqbal, Down the leg side, Iqbal gets it square of the wicket on the leg side for a single. 13/0

4.1 D Perera to Iqbal, On the leg side, Iqbal clips it on the leg side. 12/0

3.6 R Herath to Iqbal, Iqbal stays deep in his crease and punches it through mid on to keep the strike with a single. 12/0

3.5 R Herath to Iqbal, Short outside off, Iqbal gets it back to the bowler off the inner half. 11/0

3.4 R Herath to Iqbal, That's missed the edge again. Tossed up outside off, Iqbal tries to defend it but he plays for the spin this time. The ball does not spin much and goes straight to the keeper. 11/0

3.3 R Herath to Iqbal, Spinning into the stumps, Iqbal leans forward and defends it. 11/0

3.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Around off, Iqbal leans forward and drives it towards covers. 11/0

3.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Floated outside off, Iqbal gets an outside edge which rolls away towards the slip fielder. 11/0

2.6 D Perera to Sarkar, Another play and a miss, Sarkar is having a troubled outing here. 11/0

2.5 D Perera to S Sarkar, FOUR! Edged and four! Sarkar is having a tough stay in the middle. Floated in the line of the stumps, Sarkar tries to defend it. The ball flies off the outside edge and goes through the slightest of gap between the keeper and slip. 11/0

2.4 D Perera to Sarkar, Again misses the edge! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Soumya prods forward and hangs his bat in defence. The ball spins away and misses the edge as it goes through to the keeper. 7/0

2.3 D Perera to Iqbal, A bit short into the pads, Tamim camps back and glances it through the mid-wicket region for a triple. Suranga Lakmal cuts it across and saves a run for his team. 7/0

2.2 D Perera to Sarkar, Down the leg side this time, Soumya clips it through the square leg region for a single. 4/0

2.1 D Perera to Sarkar, Looped up in the line of the stumps, Sarkar reaches out to the ball and defends it. 3/0

1.6 R Herath to Iqbal, Iqbal gets behind the line of the delivery to defend it. 3/0

1.5 R Herath to Sarkar, Full into the pads, Sarkar gets his first runs on the boards as he eases it down towards long on for a single. 3/0

1.4 R Herath to Iqbal, Full outside off, Iqbal reaches out to it and blocks it towards point for a single. 2/0

1.3 R Herath to Iqbal, Tossed up outside off, Iqbal gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it back to the bowler. 1/0

1.2 R Herath to Iqbal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 1/0

1.1 R Herath to Iqbal, Floated outside off, Tamim leans forward and drives it towards covers. 1/0

Rangana Herath, the birthday boy to bowl from the other end.

0.6 D Perera to Sarkar, Flighted in the line of the stumps, SS gets to the pitch of the ball and defends the last ball of the over. 1/0

0.5 D Perera to Sarkar, In the line of the pads, Sarkar defends it on the leg side. 1/0

0.4 D Perera to Sarkar, That's just missed the edge! Tossed up around off, the ball spins away a bit. Sarkar prods forward in defence and he is lucky not to edge it. 1/0

0.3 D Perera to Sarkar, Floated outside off, Soumya camps back and pushes the ball on the off side. 1/0

0.2 D Perera to Sarkar, Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Sarkar stays in his crease and pushes it back to the bowler. 1/0

0.1 D Perera to Iqbal, Sprayed on the pads, Tamim Iqbal clips it through the mid-wicket region to get off the mark with a single. 1/0

First Published: March 16, 2017, 9:58 AM IST

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