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Tigers post highest score despite six batters' duck

Published : 24 May 2022 09:17 PM

Bangladesh created another record in their second Test against Sri Lanka. The Tigers posted 365 in the first innings, which was the highest total in an innings in which six batters got duck.

The record belonged to India which registered just 152 despite the 0 from six batters earlier against England in Old Trafford in 2014.

It was not the first time that Bangladesh experienced such dismal situation as the team saw six batter got out for naught against West Indies in Dhaka in 2002.

Pakistan scored 128, South Africa made 105, Bangladesh itself scored 87 against West Indies and New Zealand were all out for 90 in an innings with six ducks earlier.

Bangladesh's 365 against Sri Lanka with six ducks is also the highest even if the first class cricket is counted with Sussex posting 308 against Derbyshire.

For Bangladesh, openers Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Syed Khaled Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain failed to score any runs.

Sri Lanka made a strong reply with Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando sharing 95 runs for the opening stand.

Both Fernando and Karunaratne rode on luck to frustrate a disciplined Bangladeshi attack which operated tirelessly without any assistance from the pitch.

Oshada survived twice, when on 4, as he reviewed one successfully in the first over of Sri Lanka's innings to overturn the umpire's decision. Then on 39, a Bangladesh review failed to fetch any successful result when Taijul Islam Islam beat him on the outside edge. It though looked plumb.

Soon after he brought up his fifth half-century off 74 balls, charging Shakib Al Hasan down the wicket for a six over the long-on region. Dimuth Karunaratne however smoothly accumulated runs when Fernando took Bangladesh attack in disdain.

Karunartne could have gone for 36 had Bangladesh reviewed a leg-before decision off Taijul delivery.

At 37, he survived again as captain Mominul Haque dropped him at square leg off the delivery of the same bowler. Pacer Ebadot Hossain, who finished with 1-31, broke through with the wicket

of Fernando who edged a length delivery to slip on 57.

Just before stumps, left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan gave Bangladesh another breakthrough, trapping Kusal Mendis lbw for 11 and ended day two on 1-19.