Mushfiqur and Liton resist after top order collapse

Sri Lankan cricketer Dilruwan Perera (L) celebrates with his teammates after he dismissed Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal during the final day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on March 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

Lunch, Day 5


Sri Lanka: 494 & 274/6 dec. (Tharanga 115, Mehedi 2/77, Shakib 2/104)

Bangladesh: 312 & 157/5 (Soumya 53, Mushfiqur 34*, Liton 32*, Herath 2/49, Perera 2/50)

A batting collapse from the top order has made the task tough for Bangladesh in the morning session.

They still need to bat two more sessions to save the match with 5 wickets in hand.

Bangladesh lost their first wicket in the second delivery of the day. Medium pacer Gunaratne bowled Soumya on 53.  Mominul Haque was the next batsmen to be dismissed by Dilruwan Perera on 5.

Perera then got rid of Tamim in his next over on 13. Then Rangana Herath struck twice in one over. Shakib and Mahmudullah were the two victims.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das are the two unbeaten batsmen at the lunch.

Photo courtesy- AFP