SL vs BAN | 2nd Test | Day-3: Praveen Jayawickrama dazzles on debut as Lankans tame the Tigers
1 May 2021
Bangladesh player Taijul Islam was dismissed in a hilarious way during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Saturday.
While negotiating a length ball from Suranga Lakmal, Islam went way into his crease and ended up disturbing the woodwork behind him after his shoe touched the stumps. He was undone for 9.
The visiting team was bundled out for 251 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 493/7 (D) after debutant Jayawickrama scalped six wickets to return with figures of 6/92 in 32 overs.
The spinners' wickets included the dismissals of Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hussain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan and Taskin Ahmed.
Pacer Lakmal also picked up a couple of wickets during the course. Sri Lanka took a lead of 242 runs in the first innings but didn’t enforce a follow-on and were 17/2 when the stumps were called on Day 3.
Earlier, Tamim had top-scored for Bangladesh with 92 while captain Mominul was dismissed for 49.
Sri Lanka rode on tons from Dimuth Karunaratne and Thirimane to post a mammoth total on the board.
Jayawickrama later talked about his bowling and his favourite scalp. “My favourite wicket was Tamim's - I had really wanted that one. I had bowled a lot of balls over the wicket, but he wasn't playing that many attacking shots to me. So the captain and a few of the senior players asked me to make a change and try it, and I'm very happy it worked," said the left-arm bowler after the match.