(Photo) Sri Lankan openers hit fifties after Rahim's jumbo knock


Aryan Surana

Sri Lanka openers compiled half-centuries to help the visitors end the second day on 143/2 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. While Oshada Fernando fell after reaching the fifty landmark, Dimuth Karunaratne stayed unbeaten on 70 with Sri Lanka still in the arrears by 222 after restricting Bangladesh to 365. The day, however, belonged to Mushfiqur Rahim, who played a marathon knock of 175 runs, and Kasun Rajitha, who bagged his maiden five-wicket haul.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 365 (Mushfiqur Rahim 175*, Liton Das 141; Kasun Rajitha 5-64) lead Sri Lanka 143/2 (Dimuth Karunaratne 70*) by 222 runs.