The Sri Lankan national cricket team arrived in Dhaka on May 8 to play a two-match Test series. After a few days, however, they had to move from Dhaka to Chittagong. Bangladesh-Sri Lanka met in the first Test on May 15.
The first Test match between the two teams ended on Thursday (May 19). This time Dhaka Test is waiting. The match will start on May 23 in Mirpur. Two teams arrived in Dhaka from Chittagong on Friday to take part in this test.
The cricketers of the two teams landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10.30 am. From there they went straight to the team hotel. The host and visiting camp will not take part in any practice today. They will rest.
Despite great competition in the Chittagong Test, the fate of the match ended in a lifeless draw. Where the Lankans batted first and scored 398 runs on the score board. Bangladesh scored 485 runs in their first innings. This led to a 6-run lead.
Later, Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets in the second innings and scored 260 runs. If all goes well, the two-Test series will end on May 26. Then on May 26, Dimuth Koranaratnera will leave Bangladesh and fly to his country.
Mashrafe’s team won easily in Sabbir’s century
Sabbir Rahman was not in very good form with the bat. In the ongoing Dhaka Premier League (DPL) no fifty could do before today. That Sabbir scored a century against Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club today. Mashrafe bin Mortaza’s Legends of Rupganj got an easy victory by scoring his century.
Mashrafe’s team defeated Rupganj Tigers by 55 runs in their first match of the Super League at BKSP Ground No. 4. Legends of Rupganj scored 325 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Rupganj Tigers stopped for 260 runs for 9 wickets.
Legends of Rupganj captain Mashrafe decided to bat before winning the toss in the morning. Legends of Rupganj lost 2 wickets for 33 runs in the beginning. Then Sabbir took the helm of the team with Naeem Islam.
Naeem returned with 33 runs but Sabbir picked up his first half-century off 54 balls. This batsman made a storm of four-six by completing fifty. He completed the century with 69 balls. In the current session, the century has dropped to three.
In the end, Mukidul Islam returned Sabbir. Before that, he played a career-best innings of 125 runs off 111 balls with six fours and sixes. Earlier, Sabbir’s highest run-scoring innings in List A cricket was 112. There were 3 centuries in total.
After Sabbir’s departure, Mashrafe was dismissed for 16 off 15 balls, but Chirag Jani, the team’s foreign recruit, made a storm with the bat. He made fifty runs from 52 balls but made 45 runs from the last 14 balls. He had 4 fours and 6 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 95 runs from 6 balls. Legends of Rupganj collected 325 runs for 5 wickets at the end of the stipulated overs.
Mukidul Islam took 2 wickets and Nasum Ahmed, Farhad Reza and Sharifullah took 1 wicket each for Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club.
Chasing the target, Legends of Rupganj bowlers bowled out and Rupganj Tigers got out of the match at the beginning. Rupganj Tigers lost 4 wickets for only 59 runs. Then Saad Nasim continued to fight alone on one side. The batsman remained unbeaten in the end by scoring a century, but could not avoid the team’s defeat due to lack of qualified partner.
Nasim scored an unbeaten 116 off 106 balls with 9 fours and 4 sixes. The Rupganj Tigers batsmen, who were losing wickets at regular intervals, left the field with small collections. In the end, Mukidul Mughdha made a stormy 23 off 13 balls and only reduced the gap.
Spinner Nabil Samad for Legends of Rupganj collapsed with 5 wickets in the match. Nabil completed Pfeiffer for 48 runs in 10 overs. Apart from this, Sanjit Saha took 2 wickets and Mehedi Rana and Mashrafe took 1 wicket each. Sabbir, who scored a century, won the Matchsera award.