Berliner Tageblatt - Mathews closes in on 150 despite Nayeem's double strike

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Mathews closes in on 150 despite Nayeem's double strike
Mathews closes in on 150 despite Nayeem's double strike / Photo: © AFP

Mathews closes in on 150 despite Nayeem's double strike

Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 147 as Sri Lanka reached lunch at 327-6 on day two of the second Test Monday after Bangladesh spinner Nayeem Hasan struck twice in one over.

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Sri Lanka began the day at 258-4 with Mathews on 114. He and Dinesh Chandimal, who made 66, extended their fifth-wicket partnership to 136 when Nayeem made the breakthrough.

In the 24th over of the session, Chandimal attempted a pre-meditated reverse sweep but failed to make contact and was given out lbw, upheld on review.

Nayeem celebrated his third wicket of the innings and soon had a fourth when he bowled wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who made only three, four balls later.

Ramesh Mendis (1) was batting with Mathews at the break.

Bangladesh missed a chance to dismiss Mathews on 119 in the fourth over of the day.

Khaled Ahmed the Sri Lankan with an outswinger but there was no appeal for a catch behind, despite technology suggesting Mathews had edged the ball.

Mathews has hit 18 fours and a six while Nayeem has bowling figures of 4-87.

B.Shevchenko--BTB