Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Highlights Day 3 2024

Watch the highlights of Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test 2024 – Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2-match Test series of the 2nd Test match played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram in 30th March to 03rd April 2024.

On the third day at Chattogram, Bangladesh was reduced to 178 all out by Asitha Fernando, who put the hosts on the back foot with a four-wicket haul. As a result, Sri Lanka collapsed to 102 for 6, four of which were taken by Hasan Mahmud, a rookie. At stumps, however, the visitors’ lead is a commanding 455 runs since they chose not to push Bangladesh to bat out the entire innings.

Due to skipper Dhananjaya de Silva’s creative field placements, the Sri Lankan fast bowlers were able to attack in pairs. Bangladesh went from 96 for 1 to being bowled out in the following 35.5 overs thanks to two wickets apiece from Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, and Prabath Jayasuriya.

Additionally, it was their seventh consecutive sub-200 total in Tests due to their batting collapse on both sides of the third-day lunch break.

Bangladesh had a confident start to the day. Two home hitters, Taijul Islam, who bats at night, and Zakir Hasan, seemed somewhat in control for the first time in the series. Zakir, who is 28 years old and undefeated, hit two assured fours in the opening two overs. Despite a shaky four to achieve his fourth Test fifty, he appeared to be mainly in control.

Throughout the morning session, Zakir and Taijul held off Sri Lanka for an hour and nineteen minutes, despite a few glimpses of a wicket. When Vishwa sent an inswinger through Zakir, causing the man to do a cartwheel with his legs, everything changed dramatically. Najmul Hossain Shanto was soon forced to chip one to short midwicket by Prabath.

After the left-arm quick Vishwa got another of his rapid in-duckers to tear through Taijul’s defenses, Bangladesh lost their third wicket in three overs. Sent in at No. 3 on the second evening, the nightwatcher held his own for an outstanding 61 balls.

After lunch, Asitha set up Shakib Al Hasan with a two-card trick, which put Sri Lanka under further strain. He startled the left-hander with a full ball that smacked his front pad plumb after delivering a string of short balls. In his first Test innings since nearly a year ago, Shakib was dismissed for 15.

Litton Das was eliminated by Asitha after three balls. After receiving criticism for his reckless shot in Sylhet the previous week, the wicketkeeper-batter produced a neat cover drive and then edged a straight, somewhat wide delivery from Asitha. Next, Kumara managed to get Shahadat Hossain to slide from one to two.

At this point, Mominul Haque became the fourth hitter from Bangladesh to surpass 4,000 Test runs, while Sri Lanka lost two catches. The seasoned left-hander, who has seven Test hundreds under his belt, batted with assurance on the field. But his lbw dismissal for 33 came from Asitha’s yorker. Asitha’s next over was another yorker, and Khaled Ahmed fell, giving the fast bowler his fourth wicket of the innings.

In Chattogram, the dominance of the pacers persisted as Mahmud and Khaled stunned Sri Lanka with six wickets apiece.

Mahmud and Khaled, in that order, cleaned up Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis. In his second period, Mahmud then dismissed Dhananjaya, Nishan Madushka, and Dinesh Chandimal in quick succession.

When Shahadat Hossain eventually caught one in the slips, dismissing Chandimal for nine, Madushka hit one to extra cover. Mahmud was rewarded for his persistence in the off-stump channel, and De Silva was caught behind for 1.

Kamindu Mendis’ wicket, which he took for nine, was Khaled’s final wicket of the day. Captain Shanto made the prompt evaluation that revealed the advantage. The wickets were appreciated by Bangladesh’s fielders; at one point, to the delight of the small audience, five fielders from the slip cordon pursued an edge to the boundary. Even if they still have a mountain to climb in the fourth inning, the players left the field a little happier than when they arrived.