Bangladesh’s Khaled Ahmed’s Failed Mankad Attempt on Sri Lanka’s Kamindu Mendis

Key Highlight from the Initial Encounter of Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka Test Series

  1. Dhananjaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis became only the third pair in Test history to score a century in both innings.
  2. Sri Lanka reached 338-7 at tea on the third day, leading Bangladesh by 430 runs.
  3. De Silva scored 108 runs in the second innings, complementing his 102 in the first innings.
  4. Mendis remained unbeaten on 100 in the second innings, adding to his 102 in the first innings.
  5. The previous pairs achieving this feat were the Chappell brothers against New Zealand in March 1974, and Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014.
  6. De Silva and Mendis shared a partnership of 202 runs in Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 280 runs and added 173 runs together in the second innings.
  7. Sri Lanka has never lost a Test series to Bangladesh.
  8. Bangladesh’s Khaled Ahmed and debutant Nahid Rana were among the wicket-takers for Bangladesh in the first innings.
  9. Bangladesh was bowled out for 188 in response to Sri Lanka’s first innings total.
  10. Mendis and de Silva formed a crucial partnership for Sri Lanka after early troubles with their batting lineup.
  11. Khaled Ahmed attempted a ‘Mankad’ on Mendis during his innings but missed hitting the stumps.
  12. Mendis scored a century for the second time in the match, while de Silva also scored a century, becoming the 15th captain to achieve this feat in the same Test match.
  13. The second and final match of the series will be played in Chittagong from 30 March.

Sri Lanka seems to have dominated the first Test match, with strong performances from their batsmen despite initial setbacks.

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