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Tigers fight back in 2nd session

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Published: 13:37, 23 May 2022   Update: 15:39, 23 May 2022
Tigers fight back in 2nd session

Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim. Photo: Collected

After the domination by Sri Lanka in the first session, Bangladesh came back strongly in the post-lunch session on Day 1 in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. 

The visitors were asked to bowl first and the pacers responded superbly. Both openers -Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Tamim Iqbal were dismissed for a duck each.

Off-form Mominul Haque followed soon and then Kasun Rajitha struck twice in two balls to get rid of Najmul Hasan Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan. 

At 24 for 5, the hosts were in deep pits, but the two in-form batters, Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das, stood firm to save the team from a total collapse. 

The pitch eased out a bit, not much turn to bring the tweakers into play and the 129-run unbroken stand has steered the hosts to 153 for five.

Both the batters picked up their half-centuries. Mushfiqur was on 62 while Liton was unbeaten on 72 runs. He was dropped on 47 by Kamindu Mendis.

Kasun Rajitha picked up three while Asitha Fernando claimed two wickets so far for the Islanders.

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