Dhaka – Bangladesh ‘A’ team will play visiting Sri Lanka ‘A’ in the 3rd and last four-day-match at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.The match will begin at 9:30am (Bangladesh time).The first two unofficial Tests of the three-match series ended in draw – both at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The second game was interrupted by rain for two days’ where Sri Lanka opened the innings with bat on 3rd day and declared the innings on day-4, scoring 281/5-d in 80 overs with Lahiru Thirimanne’s century of 100* runs.
Bangladesh could play only 16 overs of their 1st innings for 59/1 as the game ended on July 6.
The 1st match of the series was also ended in draw on day four at the same venue on June 26. Sri Lanka scored 449/8-d in 131.1 overs in the 1st innings and 262/2 in 57 overs in the 2nd innings. Lahiru Thirimanne (168) hit a century in the 1st innings while Dimuth Karunaratne (161) hit another one in the 2nd innings.
Bangladesh could play only the 1st innings to score 414/10 in 135 overs with Sabbir Rahman(165) and Mosaddek Hossain(135) making a century each.
Bangladesh ‘A’ Squad: Mosaddek Hossain (captain), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Tushar Imran, Sabbir Rahman, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Shadman Islam, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Saif Hassan, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Mizanur Rahman, Naeem Hasan and Rishad Hossain.
Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Lahiru Milantha, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjan, Charith Asalanka, Shammu Ashan, Lakshan Sandakan, Nisala Tharaka, Dilesh Gunaratne, Vishwa Fernando, Manoj Sarathchandra, Prabath Jayasuriya, Nishan Peiris, Shehan Madushanka, Chaturanga de Silva and Lasith Ambuldeniya. UNB