SL vs Ban: Rain washes away the high contest test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
The first test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy has culminated in a draw. The high run contest was on its fifth day when rain washed out the match and ended the contest.
The Sri Lankan side led by Dimuth Karunaratne had declared itself at a score of 648 at the loss of eight wickets. The opposing Bangladeshi side led by Mominul Haque responded by scoring 100 runs until tea time on the fifth day. The match certainly seemed like heading for a draw.
The Sri Lankan skipper Karunaratne had scored 244 runs in the first innings which is the tenth highest score in the test history along with Dhananjaya de Silva who scored 166 which helped Sri Lanka score 648 in the first innings after Bangladesh scored 541 in the first innings of the match. For the Bangladeshi side, Najmul Hossain Shanto smashed163 runs and Mominul Haque clocked127 runs.
Yet, the high-powered contest’s outcome couldn’t come out as rain fell and washed away the pitch.