Opening Test match at ZACS at a standstill against Sri Lanka
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first
Sri Lanka: 397 in 153 overs(Angelo Mathews 199, Dinesh Chandimal 66, Kusal Mendis 54; Nayeem Hasan 6/105, Shakib Al Hasan 3/60, Taijul Islam 1/107) & 260/6 in 90.1 overs (2nd innings) (Niroshan Dickwella 61*, Dimuth Karunaratne 52, Kusal Mendis 48; Taijul Islam 4/82, Shakib Al Hasan 1/58)
Bangladesh: 465 in 170.1 overs (Tamim Iqbal 133, Mushfiqur Rahim 105, Litton Das 88; Kasun Rajitha 4/60, Asitha Fernando 3/72, Dhananjaya de Silva 1/48)
Result: Match Drawn
Player of the match: Angelo Mathews
The first test match against Sri Lanka ended as a draw. Nayeem Hasan was a spectacle to watch for his 6-wicket haul in Sri Lanka’s first innings. Shakib Al Hasan’s return to test cricket saw him pick up a total of 4 wickets in both innings.
Bangladesh held their own in their first innings with centuries by Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim. Mushfiqur Rahim also achieved a wonderful milestone as the first Bangladeshi cricketer to reach 5000 runs in test cricket. Angelo Mathews was named the player of the match for his 199 runs in Sri Lanka’s first innings.