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Sri Lanka set rare batting record after first innings mayhem in second Test against Bangladesh

SL batting ( Photo source : X / Twitter )

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka kicked off the second Test of their ongoing two-game Test series on Saturday, March 30 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. 

Coming into the clash after winning the first Test, Sri Lanka got off to a brilliant start to the first innings of the second match as well. The visitors batted brilliantly, setting a rare record in their names. 

It is worth noting that in the first innings of the clash, Sri Lanka scored 531, yet none of their batters made a century. The same saw the highest-ever total in a Test innings without a hundred being recorded. 

Interestingly, six of Sri Lanka’s batters made half-centuries, with none going on to convert them to triple figures. Kusal Mendis was the highest run-getter for his side in the first innings, scoring 93 runs to his name. Furthermore, Kamindu Mendis stayed unbeaten with a score of 92 runs. 

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Bangladesh trail by 476 runs at the end of Day 2

As Sri Lanka posted a total of 531 runs in the first innings, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan was the highest wicket-taker for the hosts in the first innings with three wickets to his name. Hasan Mahmud took two wickets as well, with Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Khaled Ahmed striking once each. 

Coming out to bat with a mammoth trail, Bangladesh got off to a subpar start to the first innings as opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy scored 21 runs in 42 deliveries. Day 2 of the clash ended with Zakir Hasan and Taijul Islam staying unbeaten at the crease on scores of 28* and zero. 

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As the day ended, Bangladesh found themselves at the loss of one wicket, having scored 55 runs to their name. With Day 3 rapidly approaching, the hosts trail against Sri Lanka by 476 runs.

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