Mathews ton gives Sri Lanka edge over Bangladesh

A strong 100 years from Angelo Mathews gave Sri Lanka the advantage as the sightseers completed Day 1 of the principal Test against Bangladesh on 258-4 at the Zahur ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday.

Mathews stayed unbeaten on 114 while Dinesh Chandimal was giving him organization at the opposite end on 34. The couple has previously aggregated 75 runs for the 6th wicket.

Spinners took every one of the four wickets to fall on the day with a returning Nayeem Hasan taking two wickets and Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan sharing the other two scalps.

Shipped off bowl on a fruitless pitch, Bangladesh’s smartest choice to get early wickets was their pacers. Be that as it may, the speed team of Khaled Ahmed and Shoriful Islam couldn’t utilize the early morning dampness and after only seven overs, captain Mominul Haque gave the ball to off-spinner Nayeem Hasan.

Nayeem made the leap forward in his absolute first finished, catching Sri Lanka’s captain Dimuth Karunaratne with a faster conveyance to excuse him for nine.
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Nayeem struck a second opportunity toward the beginning of the day meeting, this time getting opener Oshada Fernando captured behind the wickets for 36. Fernando checked on the choice however the on-field umpire’s call was maintained.

Bangladesh was the more joyful side at the lunch span, with Sri Lanka two down for 73. In any case, the guests returned unequivocally after the break thanks to Mendis and Mathews, who didn’t permit the hosts any wickets in the post-lunch meeting.

The Tigers thought they had Mathews out for 38, when he was given LBW off the bowling of Taijul. Yet, the accomplished Sri Lankan looked into the choice and it was legitimately toppled.

Sri Lanka finished the meeting on 158-2 and looked en route to a major score. Bangladesh required fast wickets to return quickly in the challenge and they did precisely that.

In the absolute first ball after the lunch break, Mendis hit a free conveyance from Taijul directly to Nayeem at mid-wicket, who joyfully took the catch.

Taijul almost got his second wicket in the meeting, when he created an edge off Mathews bat. However, the ball sidestepped the slip defender’s hand and hurried to the limit to mess with some old animosity.