PALLEKELE (Sri Lanka): Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama took six wickets on debut to dismiss Bangladesh for 251 and provides Sri Lanka a commanding lead Saturday on day three of the second Take a look at.
The 22-year-old Jayawickrama’s six for 92 bettered Upul Chandana’s file of six for 179 in 1999 when he received his first cap in opposition to Pakistan in Dhaka.
Jayawickrama, a substitute for injured Lasith Embuldeniya, has had a modest file in top notch cricket, however impressed at Pallekele giving Sri Lanka a wholesome 242-run first-innings lead.
He was backed by off-spinner Ramesh Mendis who took two wickets.
Sri Lanka, who declared earlier within the day on 493 for seven, didn’t implement the follow-on and had been 17 for 2 at stumps with two days’ play remaining and a 259-run lead.
The vacationers had acquired off to a strong begin with the openers including 98 runs for the primary wicket.
Jayawickrama then claimed his maiden Take a look at wicket when Saif Hassan was caught at gully for 25. Ramesh Mendis then accounted for Najmul Shanto for a duck within the subsequent over.
A 52-run stand adopted between Tamim and captain Mominul Haque earlier than Jayawickrama broke the stand. Tamim’s outdoors edge was grabbed by Lahiru Thirimanne at slips.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque had been rebuilding the innings as Bangladesh reached 200 with out hassle however within the final over earlier than tea, Jayawickrama trapped Mushfiqur leg earlier than wicket for 40.
Within the closing session, Bangladesh collapsed, dropping six wickets for 27 runs.
Resuming from their in a single day rating of 469 for six, Sri Lanka declared after 3.3 overs having added 24 runs.
The declaration got here quarter-hour into the morning session after Ramesh Mendis was dismissed to finish a 111-run partnership with Niroshan Dickwella for the seventh wicket.
Taskin Ahmed picked up profession finest figures of 4 for 127.
Sri Lanka danger falling to their lowest world rankings place in the event that they fail to beat Bangladesh on this second and closing Take a look at.
The primary Take a look at led to a draw after a pageant of runs with the 2 sides scoring 1,289 runs for the lack of simply 17 wickets over the 5 days.