SL vs BD 2021 – Oshada Fernando rues missed opportunities as pitch, weather hamper Sri Lanka


No. 3 “disappointed” not to get to three figures as Bangladesh fight back in Pallekele

Losing the middle order cheaply, before bad light and rain took 24 overs out of the day, set Sri Lanka back in the match. This was according to No. 3 batsman Oshada Fernando, who hit 81 in the first innings and was involved in a 104-run second-wicket stand with Lahiru Thirimanne.

On a Pallekele surface that began to exhibit signs of life on day two. The hosts began the day on 291 for 1, but lost five wickets for 69 runs through the first two sessions, before rallying to 469 for 6 thanks to a Niroshan Dickwella half-century. Bad light and later rain allowed only 9.5 overs to be bowled after tea.