May 16, 2021

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Taskin shines but fails to slow down the Sri Lanka Run Festival

Balkili: Bangladesh man Taskin Ahmed took three wickets for 119 on the second day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Friday as the flight attendants accumulated 469 runs for six stumps.

The 26-year-old had a great morning with only four runs costing seven and spawned two blades.

100th captain Lahiro eliminated Thiriman for 140 runs and Angelo Matthews (five) in quick succession.

After lunch, Taskin throws a Pathum Nissanka over to deliver a low shadow and the next time, Taygul Islam Ushda kicks off Fernando who was 81 years old.

From 382 to six, Ramesh Mendes and Nirushan Dikwela added 87 points for the seventh wicket.

Taskin is deprived of a fourth wicket when the Shantou star puts down Ramesh Mendes on a second slip.

Taskin played only his seventh test, generated good speed and disturbed the right-wing batsmen by swinging the ball away from them.

After conceding 291 points against a wicket on the first day, Sri Lanka found it tougher on Friday, scoring just 43 points 26 times in the morning session while losing three wickets.

Dickwella played a major role in the last stand, delivering a half-century in just 48 balls. He was 64 at the stumps while Mendes was 22.

Play was suspended for 24 minutes after tea due to poor lighting and despite the players returning to the field, it was only possible 6.5 times before the day ended. Twenty-five sums were lost in total.

The first Test ended in a draw with ICC match referee Rangan Madujali giving the pitch a below average rating and a weak point. – France Press agency