Sri Lanka in charge in Bangladesh after day 1 of 2nd test


Sri Lanka in charge in Bangladesh after day 1 of 2nd test

The Chittagong Test pitch has been rated as "below average" by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following the high-scoring draw in the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The much-awaited Test will be played against Sri Lanka on June 23.

Sri Lanka cricket has recalled allrounder Jeevan Mendis after a lapse of two years for the upcoming two-match T20 series in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in the two T20 games scheduled for February 15 and 18.

The Oval will now host the final match of the series.

West Indies have already played two day-night Tests, also widely referred to as "pink-ball Tests", but are yet to play one at home.

This Test holds a lot of historical value for Sri Lanka, since it is their first ever Test at the iconic venue.

During 2008-tour, SL got their first Test victory in the Caribbean. However, despite the series ending as a draw, Sri Lanka made history by winning their first Test match in the West Indies.

He added that the pitch provided "occasional slow turn for the spinners early on" but did not deteriorate as expected over the course of the Test.

Australia and New Zealand were the first to play cricket in whites under the lights.



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