BAN vs SL 1st Test Highlights Day 3 2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Bangladesh vs Sri Lanak third day of 1st test, played at Sylhet.

at the last minutes of the third day at Sylhet, Bangladesh collapsed badly, losing five wickets for 43 runs in 13 overs before to the end of play. However, Bangladesh was already in a terrible state when the downturn struck. The hosts had an unlikely 511 to chase after Kamindu Mendis scored 164 earlier in the day and Dhananjaya de Silva reached his second century of the game.

Nevertheless, after their stunning collapse, Sri Lanka just has to take five wickets in the remaining two days of play. While some rain is predicted for Monday afternoon, the rest of Sylhet’s weather is favorable for cricket. It would seem as though Sri Lanka is about to pull off a hilarious triumph.

On a wicket that still rewarded seam bowling of superior quality, Sri Lanka’s quicks produced challenging lines. Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha acquired zip off the surface, and Vishwa Fernando gained movement in the air. Vishwa delivered several really nice deliveries, especially to Shahadat Hossain, who played and missed his first two balls and edged the third one behind, and to Mahmudul Hasan Joy, whom he trapped in front of in the opening over with a ball that swung late, straightened, and would have struck leg stump.

Vishwa finished the day with three wickets in thirteen of his seven overs. Each of Rajitha and Kumara claimed a wicket.

Bangladeshi indiscipline was also present, though. Throwing his bat at a full delivery that had pitched more than half a meter wide of off stump, captain Najmul Hossain Shanto was out on the fifth ball. The final wicket to go was Litton Das, who had been wicketkeeper all day. He hit a massive hoick over the line to Kumara, sprinting down the track with the first ball he faced. As expected, he top-edged it and the approaching cover fielder caught him meters from the pitch.

But Sri Lanka had once again enjoyed success with its lower middle order before Bangladesh’s batting collapsed. With a 202-run partnership, De Silva and Kamindu had saved Sri Lanka from 57 for 5 in the opening innings. Despite the fact that the team was in a stronger position this time around—222 runs ahead with four wickets remaining—their 173-run stand on Sunday changed the course of the game and made Sri Lanka’s strong position completely dominating.

Both batsmen advanced easily after uniting in the third over of the day, despite Kamindu’s cautious start, which saw him score just five runs off his first twenty balls (Khaled Ahmed having eliminated nightwatcher Vishwa with a crisp bouncer). The ball was approaching close to 40 overs old, and Bangladesh’s quicks were not gaining any extra edge. Additionally, the spinners were unable to gain traction off the wicket.

The pitch had somewhat relaxed, even though there was still plenty of bounce and velocity. Kamindu and de Silva were quick to recognize the length and handled the pull very well. With the exception of the infrequent boundary that dropped below the surface, their scoring regions were primarily square of the wicket.

In order to truly force themselves on the adversary, they also launched brief attacks. The duo clattered 56 runs in an eight-over stretch that began with the 47th ball of the innings. During that section, Kamindu hit back-to-back boundaries off Nahid Rana, and two balls later, de Silva flat-batted the same bowler past midfield. Then, in the following over, de Silva hammered two slog-swept sixes off Mehidy Hasan’s offspin. Bangladesh’s offensive had been neutralized, and they never really bounced back.

Sri Lanka made progress toward their goals in the second and third periods. On the 164th ball he faced, De Silva reached his 12th career century, although he was dismissed for 108 shortly after. After reaching his second century in Test cricket, Kamindu reached 150 with a slog of six overs off the bowling of Taijul Islam. De Silva did not want to declare, maybe because there was still a lot of cricket remaining in the match, therefore he was the last hitter from Sri Lanka to fall. As Kamindu closed the distance, he had hit six sixes.

Bangladesh had a few opportunities, but they were somewhat late in the innings of these hitters. When De Silva played at a Mehidy delivery that found its way into the wicketkeeper Litton’s hands on 94, he ought to have been out. However, de Silva’s gloved ball went unnoticed by the keeper and bowler, who chose not to file an appeal. Litton also dropped Kamindu off Mehidy on 133 (a difficult chance). Rana blasted the simplest opportunity, which came when de Silva top-edged a draw off Shoriful Islam, sprinting back from midwicket.

Rana was by far the most costly bowler for Bangladesh, having had constant trouble getting a line. Out of his 20 overs, he leaked 128. The most productive batsman was Mehidy, who claimed 4 for 74 in his 29 overs.