Bangladesh: 302/2 in 90 overs (end of first day)
He is considered to be the future star from the age level. So there was no shortage of care. From high performance to ‘A’ team, he proved himself at every step and quickly joined the national team. But after getting the opportunity at the international level, nothing was happening. Promises were not translated into performance. Nazmul Hossain, in the midst of criticism, seemed to be finally showered with relief. This left-arm batsman Parole is that adorable milestone of the first international century. It is also the day for Bangladesh to shine in the light of Nazmul’s first Test century at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy. There is also a message to end the first day with 302 runs for the loss of 2 wickets to crush Sri Lanka on the run.
Nazmul, who did not make a fuss even after scoring a century, is expected to see something bigger today. The youngster, who played nearly three hundred (26) balls, was unbeaten on 127 runs. His partner in the wicket, Mominul Haque, is also waiting to score a Gero, who has yet to score a Test century outside the country. The Test captain of Bangladesh, who has scored 10 centuries in the country, will come down today with 84 runs. His unbroken third wicket partnership with Nazmul has also become 150 runs. However, before them, Tamim Iqbal’s proud announcement came in the morning to counter the attack on the green wicket of Pallekele. In the first over of the match played by Suranga Lakmal, the left-arm opener’s double pair seemed to be mixed with the announcement of winning the challenge. After that, he went for one boundary wicket after another with his bat and made Nazmul very confident at the beginning. Together, the two continue to increase the frustration of the Sri Lankan camp.
Earlier, the Tamim-Nazmul duo had proved the logic of their courageous decision to bat before captain Mominul after winning the toss in the morning. Although the opening pair broke in the second over. Saif Hasan (0) became lbw in the delivery inside the world Fernando. The Sri Lankan camp, which broke up with the review, has since been hit by a wave of frustration. Tamim caught the rhythm by hitting three boundaries in one over to world Fernando. There, Lakmal and Fernando, as well as fast-paced swing-dependent bowlers, as well as fast bowler Lahiru Kumara, have become more and more frustrated as they have not been able to achieve success after overs. Tamim, who reached fifty off 53 balls, is also heading towards his tenth Test century. This opener loses focus only when it seems to be a matter of time. Fernando practiced a catch on the slip and was bowled out for 90 in a 101-ball innings. Bhange also shared a 144-run partnership with Nazmul. Though Tamim lost his focus, Nazmul, who was caught off-spinner Dhananjaya De Silver for 26, did not give any chance. Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella could not collect the ball behind the wicket in gloves. Nazmul, who has become more careful, reached fifty in 120 balls. He also played 36 balls to go from 90 to three figures. Then that desired moment. Nazmul was able to look ahead by forgetting the past of failure at the international level by sending that Dhananjaya to the boundary on cover drive. That is why there was no exaggeration in the celebration of the first Test century. The celebration of lifting the bat in one hand and the helmet in the other hand seemed to combine the relief of sweating and fever.