Bangladesh A holds SL A for draw in 2nd 4-day match

DHAKA The second four-day game between Bangladesh A and

Sri Lanka A ended in a draw after the hosts dominated the most part of the

match at Hambantota on Monday.

The first match, which was rescheduled and reduced to three-day game after

rain interrupted the proceeding also ended in a draw.

Bangladesh A seemed to have taken the upper-hand of the second match once

they took 62-run lead in the first innings lead, amassing 330, thanks to

captain Mominul Haque's 117-run knock. Sri Lanka was bowled out for 268 in

their first innings after left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed 7-84.

But the Lankans came back strongly in the second innings, capitalizing on

Bangladesh A bowlers' listless bowling.

Before the bails were drawn for the final and day four, Sri Lanka scored

357-2 in its second innings with opener Pathum Nissanka leading the way.

Nissanka struck a 192-run knock, hitting 20 fours and one six.

His fellow opener Sangeeth Cooray made 89 while Kamindu Mendis was the

other notable scorer with 67 not out.

The two teams will play a three-match one-day series with the first game

is on October 9.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)