Sri Lanka Dominates Bangladesh in Second Test Match

Sri Lanka was on the brink of victory in the second and final Test against Bangladesh at the end of day three, with the hosts struggling at 268 for 7 in pursuit of a challenging 511-run target.

Sri Lanka's Bowlers Shine Bright

At the Chattogram Test match, Sri Lanka's bowlers, led by pacer Lahiru Kumara, left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuirya, and occasional bowler Kamindu Mendis, showcased their talent by bagging two wickets each. Their stellar performance pushed Bangladesh into survival mode, with the hosts facing an improbable 243-run deficit. Despite efforts from Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam, Bangladesh had to face the harsh reality that Sri Lanka's bowling prowess was too formidable to overcome.

Sri Lanka Sets the Tone

Sri Lanka began the day batting, witnessing Angelo Mathews score his first half-century of the series and 41st in his career. With a total of 531 in their first innings, Sri Lanka secured a 353-run lead without enforcing the follow-on, maintaining their undefeated record in tests in Bangladesh. The hosts declared their second innings at 157-7, with Jayasuriya remaining unbeaten on 28, after Mathews was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan for 56.

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Bangladesh's Struggles Continue

Bangladesh had a tough time at the crease, with key players failing to make a significant impact. Skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, and others found it challenging to tackle Sri Lanka's relentless bowling attack. Despite moments of resistance, Bangladesh failed to capitalize on opportunities, leading to a disappointing performance.

As the match heads into its final day, Sri Lanka holds a strong position, poised for a victory that would solidify their dominance over Bangladesh in the Test series. With stellar performances from their bowlers and batsmen, Sri Lanka has showcased their cricketing prowess, leaving Bangladesh with an uphill battle to salvage the match. The final day promises to be a thrilling conclusion to what has been an action-packed Test series between these two competitive teams.

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