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Series:Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka Test Series 2013
Match: 2nd Test Match
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Dated: 16th March to 20th March 2013
Match Timings: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test match will begin on Saturday 16th March at 10:00 local time – 04:30 GMT
Match Preview: The series is still on balance as the first match ended on a draw. Bangladesh had a test match to remember and they gained a lot of confidence out of the first test match. As before the last test match their best performance against Sri Lanka was a defeat by 272 runs! But on the last match they were extremely well and brought a draw on their favour. They scored their highest test innings and also got the first double century in their test cricket history. Some might say that it was a flat batting wicket, still it takes a lot to score more than 600 runs when you are down by 567 runs on the first innings. It was team effort with 3 centuries by Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain. Mushfiq converted his century into double and was the man of the match for his innings. Sri Lanka too had a good test with batting. They had 5 centuries in total in two innings of the test match. They might have expected to trouble Bangladesh even on this flat wicket considering the earlier record of Bangladesh in Sr Lanka. But their plan didn’t go well. So the curator was asked to make a sporting wicket for the 2nd test match. It is to see how this inspired Bangladesh play against on the 2nd test match which will decide the series.
Sri Lanka: Apart from Karunaratna all the other players scored runs in the first test match. he scored 41 & 3 runs in 2 innings of the first test match. Dilshan, Sangakkara, Thirimanne and Chandimal all got centuries in the two innings played on the 1st test match. So there not much to worry about as per as the batting is concerned. But there is a lot to worry about in bowling for the host. Though Kulasekara, Herath, Mendis Eranga, Dilshan each picked up wickets still they never looked to be on top of Bangladesh batting and except Dilshan all other went for more than 100 runs in the 1st innings. So they have to maintain good line and length and bowl well if they are to dismiss Bangladesh twice in the test match.
Bangladesh: Bangladesh would like to go on well with the way they played in the first test match. They batted really well and Ashraful, Mushfiq, Nasir, Mominun, Jahrul all looked to be in good form. Tamim Iqbal who missed the 1st test match would probably return and Anamul Haque might be dropped because of his poor performance in the first test match. But the real worry for Bangladesh is the bowling. They are playing without their best spinner Sakib Al Hasan and that reflected very well in the first test as the other spinners didn’t look like that much threatening to the Lankan batting. Even absence of a quality fast bowler is another problem for the young side. Mashrafe who is the best fast bowler is out due to injury. Shahadat is not that much threatening as well as Abul Hasan who also failed to impress. So it is to see who are the bowlers Bangladesh will be going with in the 2nd test match.
The match would be an exciting one with the pitch being a sporting wicket unlike the flat batting wicket of 1st test.