SL vs BAN, 1st Check: Mominul Haque performs a shot through the last day, at Pallekele.© AFP
The primary Check between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh led to a draw after the final session of the sport was washed out as a result of rain on Sunday. Bangladesh picked up 5 wickets within the morning session of Day 5 as Sri Lanka declared their innings at 648/8, main by 107. In reply, Bangladesh scored 100/2 within the second essay earlier than persistent rain pressured the umpires to name off the sport. Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne hit a double ton whereas Dhananjaya de Silva scored a cultured hundred because the hosts did not lose a single wicket on Saturday. Sri Lanka had ended Day 4 at 512/3.
On Day 5, Bangladesh obtained the breakthrough as Taskin Ahmed cleaned up de Silva (166), breaking the stable 345-run partnership between him and Karunaratne.
Minutes later, Taskin took one other wicket as Karunaratne (244) departed after hitting the tenth highest rating by a Sri Lanka batsman in Check cricket.
Sri Lanka misplaced a flurry of wickets within the first session which noticed the hosts decalring at 648/8 after going into the lunch with a lead of 107 runs.
Bangladesh obtained off to unhealthy begin within the second innings because the guests misplaced two fast wickets. Suranga Lakmal eliminated Saif Hassan and Najmul Hossain to cut back Bangladesh to 27/2. However Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque took the guests to 100/2 at Tea, after which no play was doable as a result of incessant rains.
The second and last Check match between the 2 groups will start on April 29 on the similar venue.
Bangladesh 541/7d and 100/2 (Tamim Iqbal 74*; Suranga Lakmal 2-21); Sri Lanka 648/8 d (Dimuth Karunaratne 244, Dhananjaya de Silva 166; Taskin Ahmed 3/112).