Bangladesh got success at the beginning of the fourth day of the second and final Test at Pallekele in Kandy. Yesterday’s unbeaten batsman Angela Mathews (12) has returned to the dressing room. Left-arm spinner Taizul Islam got the wicket of Mathews.
At the time of writing, the Lankans scored 55 runs for 3 wickets. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is batting for 31 and Dhananjaya de Silva is batting for 8. The hosts are already 296 runs ahead of Bangladesh.
Earlier, Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 493 for six. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 251 in their first innings. However, Sri Lanka started batting again without following Bangladesh.
The two-match Test series is currently tied at 1-1. The first Test between the two teams was drawn at the same ground
A fishmonger named Suranjan Chandra Haldar (55) was killed when his autovan overturned and fell into a roadside pit in Faridpur, Pabna. The accident took place at Berhaulia village of Sadar union of the upazila around 2pm on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Suranjan, son of Fatik Chandra Haldar of Purba Para.
According to eyewitnesses, Suranjan Chandra Haldar is a family fish trader. For a long time he sold fish in Faridpur municipality and Berhaulia market. He also buys fish from fish farms in the area and sells it at wholesale prices.
As usual, he boarded a passengerless autovan from Berhalia Purbapara on the Tebunia-Baghabari road on Saturday afternoon to take fish to Faridpur Bazar. As soon as Suranjan Haldar got into the autovan, the driver lost control and overturned in a pothole on the side of the road. Suranjan Chandra Haldar died on the spot. Family members said Suranjan Chandra Haldar had been suffering from cancer for some time.
Sarwar Hossain, chairman of Faridpur Sadar Union and a resident of Berhaolia village, confirmed the matter and said that Suranjan Chandra Haldar died instantly when the autovan overturned.