Sri Lanka continued to thrive in Chattogram Test against Bangladesh. At lunch of day 2, they were batting at 327 for six on Monday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Nayeem Hasan, who had taken two wickets in the first session of the match, came up again and scalped two more wickets in the first session of day two.
Nayeem was not a part of the initial squad for this series. A finger injury to Mehidy Hasan Miraz paved the way for him, and Nayeem seems to enjoy this chance on the middle.
Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal started day two where they left off on day one. Chandimal completed his 21st Test fifty before departing while Mathews was unbeaten at 147 before the umpires called for lunch.
After Chandimal’s dismissal, wicketkeeper-batter Niroshan Dickwella came in and went out for three in the same over of Nayeem.
Bangladesh could have taken another wicket had they not missed to hear a nick from Mathews in the 94th over bowled by Khaled Ahmed. No bowler, wicketkeeper or any other fielder heard the nick and thus Mathews got a life.
Earlier, Sri Lanka ended up on day one at 258 for four. Along the way, Mathews got his 12 Test century— after a gap of 11 innings, and it was his maiden Test ton against Bangladesh.