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Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies

Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies when Sri Lanka tour Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies
Melinda Barton | 08 February, 2018, 09:37

Veteran Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak claimed three wickets on his return to rattle Sri Lanka's top order before lunch on the first day of the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya. Sri Lanka are scheduled to tour West Indies for a three-match Test series in June.

Sri Lanka last visited the Caribbean in March 2008, where they drew the Test series 1-1.

Sri Lanka were in trouble at 105 for four at the interval after captain Dinesh Chandimal elected to bat in the final Test of the series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Mendis, who batted along with Gunathilaka, completed his half century in the first session.

Shakib Al Hasan who missed the first Test due to finger injury is doubtful to play the second and last Test as well. One such shot, a slog-sweep for a six off Taijul, helped Mendis bring up an 81-ball fifty. Bangladesh bring back Sabbir Rahman and Abdur Razzak to the side who has not played a Test since 2014.

Sunzamul claimed just one wicket in the just-concluded Test, giving away 153 runs in his 45 overs in Sri Lanka's only innings.