The pair of Niroshan Dickwella and Ramesh Mendis are frozen in the wicket. The opportunity to break the partnership, which had formed a partnership of nearly a century, also came in the last session of the day, when Sri Lanka, batting in Royce in controlled bowling all day, also increased their run-scoring pace. At that time, Nazmul Hossain Shant gave up an easy catch given by Mendis to Taskin Ahmed. The day before, he had caught Dimuth Karunaratne who was on 28 runs in the slip. However, Kalerkantho repeatedly missed the first session of the day with the aggressive bowling of the unfortunate pacer Taskin.
In the first session of the second day of the Test, not only Taskin, but also two other fast bowlers were instrumental in making the opposing batsmen suffer. So for Bangladesh, having a great session, the day is finally mixed. Even after a great start, the Lankans are running for five hundred runs at the end of the day. They finished the second day with 479 runs for 8 wickets.
Taskin, who started the day with 291 runs for the wicket, continued to storm the second new ball against the Lankans. In addition to fast bowling, there was also movement in his bowling. The combination of the two also catches success quickly. Centurion Lahiru Thirimanne (140) and Angelo Mathews (5) also got wickets. Not to mention the first hour of the wicketless day before. Even though they did not lose wickets, the fact that the hosts scored only 18 runs in 12 overs is a testament to the achievement of the bowlers of Bangladesh. Mominul Haque bowled mainly with the pacers at this time. Success began to come under the pressure of the first hour in the third over after a break from drinking water. Taskin returned Thirimanne, who started the day with 131 runs. The delivery over his leg stump touched the Lankan opener’s gloves to Liton Kumar Das. Taskin could have returned Mathews after two balls. Ultra Edge proved that the former Sri Lankan captain touched the bat, but Bangladesh did not take that review. However, it did not have to pay a high price. Mathews, who survived with zero runs, was returned by Taskin after a great catch by Liton. Taizul Islam did not allow Dhananjaya de Silva (2), who scored a century in the first Test, to last long. The ball of this left-arm spinner became the bat of Dhananjaya, touched the gloves of Liton and went to slip to Nazmul. The young man, who had made multiple catches, clapped his hands in a double attempt. In the second hour of the first session, the Lankans lost 3 wickets for 25 runs in 14 overs. In all, the hosts could score only 43 runs in 26 overs in the first session.
Taskin bowled Pathum Nishanka (30) in the second session. Although he could have gone back earlier. But Taizul could not catch Nishankar who was 14 runs on the ball by Abu Zaid. Mehdi Hasan Miraj gave more relief to the team in the second session by making Oshada Fernando (61) a catch of Liton. But in the last session, Mendis (22 *) also gave a worthy match with Dickwella (64 *) to increase the pace. With this, Nazmul’s catch off Taskin’s ball also blew away the comfort of the visitors. That’s why Taskin’s statistics don’t reflect his great bowling throughout the day. Bowling about 33 overs at a cost of 119 runs, the number of victims was not 3, this fast bowler could have been more.