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SL vs BAN: Sri Lanka Need 5 Wkts, Bangladesh 260 Runs To Win 2nd Test

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By IANS News
May 02, 2021 • 20:44 PM View: 760

Sri Lanka ended the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh needing five wickets to win the match and the series. Bangladesh were 177/5 wickets at stumps, 260 runs away from their target.

Spinners Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama were the wicket-takers for the hosts. Mendis ended the day with three wickets while Jayawickrama took two. The day ended early with the umpires calling the players off due to bad light.

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Sri Lanka earlier declared at 194/9 wickets, with captain Dimuth Karunaratne following up his ton in the first innings with a 78-ball 66. They thus set Bangladesh a target of 437 to chase.

The first Test had ended in a draw.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 493/7 wickets declared & 194/9 wickets declared (Dimuth Karunaratne 66, Dhananjaya de Silva 41; Taijul Islam 5/72); Bangladesh 251 & 177/4 wickets (Mushfiqur Rahim 40, Saif Hassan 34; Ramesh Mendis 3/86)


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