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Bangladesh collapse to short ball, survive only 9.3 overs after lunch

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Published: 13:39, 27 May 2022   Update: 14:01, 27 May 2022
Bangladesh collapse to short ball, survive only 9.3 overs after lunch

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Bangladesh went to lunch with 149 runs and most importantly inform-Litton and Shakib were batting, giving fans hope to draw the match and the series as well.

But they started collapsing soon after the lunch and made fans surprised who opened the TV after the Jumma prayer. They were dumbfounded that the Tigers were all out in less than 10 overs on their very home ground.

Even batter like Shakib tried to play a short ball awkwardly, neither pulling it nor leaving it, and finally gloved it to the wicketkeeper Dickwella.

But at one stage Bangladesh were fighting back and thwarted the visitors with the partnership from Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das on day 5 of the Dhaka Test on Friday. But after Liton’s departure, the hosts lost all the wickets and collected 169 runs.

The Shakib-Liton partnership helped the Tigers to take a lead but that would not be enough to avoid defeat. Sri Lanka need only 29 runs to win the Test match.

The match was evenly poised going into the post-lunch session, but the Lankan pacer Asitha Fernando had different ideas. He tore through the hosts batting line-up, grabbing four of the five wickets to fall and limiting Bangladesh's lead to a mere 28 runs. 

The hosts will look back at the batting card in dismay, as in the first innings, it was a case of just two batters and only one partnership, Shakib and Liton Litton added 103-runs for the 6th wicket, but there was nothing before and after that. 

The visitors remained patient, grabbed the opening with Litton's wicket and simply sliced through the others.