Brief Score: Sri Lanka 397 (Mathews 199, Nayeem 6-105) and 260 for 6 (Dickwella 52, Taijul 4-82) drew with Bangladesh 465 for 9 dec (Tamim 133, Mushfiqur 105, Rajitha 4-60)
The first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ended in a draw at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium today (May 19).
According to the espncrickinfo, Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella dug deep with the Chattogram surface staying true to its nature of being a batting paradise as the first Test ended in a draw.
Things, however, could have been different if not for the pair's dogged 99-run stand for the seventh wicket on the fifth and final day, it added.
The visitors in their second inning posted 260 for six, and settled for a draw 45 minutes before the scheduled close of play.
Dickwella was unbeaten on 61, alongside Chandimal (39*) as the visitors drew the match.
The Bangladesh bowlers, particularly Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan, stuck to their lines, but were unable to break the seventh-wicket stand. Taijul was the pick of the bowlers returning 4 for 82. Angelo Mathews was named Player of the Match for his 199 in the first innings.
BDST: 1735 HRS, MAY 19, 2022