Sri Lanka batted after declaring Bangladesh’s innings at 541 in the first innings of the first Test at Kandy’s Pallekele. The Lankans are giving a good answer with the bat. The hosts are also hinting at a big score like Bangladesh. At the time of writing, Sri Lanka had scored 236 runs for the loss of three wickets. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is batting at 92 and Dhananjaya de Silva is batting at 28. They are still 303 runs behind Bangladesh, they have 6 wickets in hand. The Lankans need 103 more runs to avoid follow-on. To embarrass the hosts in the follow-on, they have to be all-out before making these 103 runs.
The pitch that is being played in Pallekele is like a batting paradise! In the first three days of the Test, the bowlers died happily! Putting Sri Lanka on follow-on on that pitch is a very difficult task for Bangladesh bowlers!
The host Sri Lanka is also batting great in the first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh. Karunaratnera is giving a good answer to the 541 runs scored by Bangladesh. Bangladesh bowlers could not take any wicket before lunch on the fourth day of the Test.
Sri Lanka, who started the fourth day with 229 runs for 3 wickets, now have 331 runs for 3 wickets. They added 102 more runs without losing any wickets. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne is batting at 139 and Dhananjaya de Silva at 74. They are still 210 runs behind Bangladesh with 6 wickets in hand.
Earlier, Bangladesh declared their first innings at 541 for 7. Nazmul Hossain Shant 183 and Muminul Haque 126 runs for the Tigers. Besides, Tamim Iqbal scored 90, Mushfiqur Rahim unbeaten 6 and Liton Das 50 runs.
Today is the birthday of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, whom millions of people are still waiting to see. Keeping in mind the situation in the country, Kovid kept last year’s birthday festive. This time too, the situation in Corona has taken a terrible turn across the country. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar passed away at the age of 46.
A few days ago, Sachin batted well in the Road Safety series with former cricketers. He was attacked by Corona soon after that event. He also has to be admitted to the hospital. She is OK. However, birthday celebrations are limited to social sites only. Numerous cricket personalities have wished Tendulkar a happy birthday.
Suresh Raina tweeted, ‘Happy birthday. Your love for cricket has inspired us to play cricket. I wish you a healthy life ‘. Ravi Shastri writes, ‘Happy Birthday Master. It’s been almost a decade since you retired from cricket. Cricketers, fans understand how difficult it is to break the records you have set. ‘
IPL team Mumbai Indians tweeted congratulating Sachin. The BCCI tweeted, ’64 international matches, 34356 international runs, 100 international centuries, 201 international wickets. Happy Birthday Sachin ‘. The majestic government of Bangladesh wrote, ‘Happy Birthday Sachin Sir. Stay healthy, accept my love. ‘