Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh kicked off with the first Test match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday and the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. At the end of Day 1, SrI Lanka had posted 258 runs for the loss of four wickets. The Day 2 actions will kick start from 9:30 PM IST on Monday, May 16.
Talking about the series, the teams will play a total of two Test matches. Notably, both the Tests are part of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23. Currently, Sri Lanka occupy fifth and Bangladesh eight spots on the 9-team WTC points table. The last time the two Asian teams clashed against each other in the red-ball format was in May 2021. Bangladesh had toured Sri Lanka and lost the 2-Test series 0-1. The Mominul Haque-led side will look to return the favour this time around. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (834 in 10 matches) and Dhananjaya de Silva (463 in 5 matches) are the top two active players to score most runs against Bangladesh in a Test match. Whereas, Mushfiqur Rahim (1043 runs in 15 matches) and Mominul Haque (884 in 9 matches) top the list for Bangladesh. Further, Bangladesh have lost their last four home Test matches on the bounce. Overall, 7 loses, 2 wins and one draw is what Bangladesh have seen in their last 10 Test outings. Further, Bangla Tigers have managed only one win in their last 10 Test matches against Sri Lanka, dating back to March 2013. Also, Bangladesh are yet to beat Sri Lanka at home. Sri Lanka have six out of their eight Test matches in Bangladesh. Bangladesh last won a Test match against Sri Lanka in 2017. Four more matches have been played since then and Lankan have won two of them. The two teams have played three Test matches in Chattogram, the venue for the first Test. Sri Lanka won the first one in 2009 by 465 runs. The next two matches in 2014 and 2018 respectively, ended in draws. As we gear up for an action-packed Day 2, let us have a look at the top lucrative team & player betting tips from the BAN vs SL Day 2 head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the BAN vs SL Day 2 head-to-head contest.
On the opening Day of the Test first BAN vs SL Test, Sri Lanka lost the crucial wicket of their captain Dimuth Karunaratne (9) early. His partner Oshada Fernando was looking good but edged one to the wicket-keeper Liton Das to depart on 36. It was then that Kusal Mendis and former captain Angelo Matthews forged a 92-run partnership for the third wicket and brought their team back in the game. Mendis looked solid during his 131-ball stay for 54 runs, while Matthews brought up his 12th Test hundred. Dhananjaya de Silva departed cheaply but Dinesh Chandimal chipped in nicely to add another 75 runs with Angelo Matthews. Chandimal and Matthews were unbeaten on 34 and 114 at the completion of 90 overs on Day 1. The two very experienced campaigners are looking solid and once they are through to the initial thirty minutes of play on Monday, runs are sure to come easy for Sri Lanka. Chandimal scored his last Test fifty in January 2021 and will be raring to convert the good start into something big. The right-hander averages a handsome 81.55 against Bangladesh. He has scored four hundreds in nine matches against the Mominul Haque-led team. Angelo Matthews is playing in his 95th Test and the 34-year-old wants to make the most of the opportunities in the twilight phase of his career. It's his first Test hundred since January 2021 and converting it into a double will be a cherry on the top. He has already faced 213 balls and is looking solid with his footwork. Talented wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella walks in next, and would also be raring to prove his worth as the 28-year-old, who has played 47 Tests, is yet to play an impressive innings since his return from his one-year ban. Bangladesh bowlers also looked far from impressive after the opening burst from Nayeem Hasan who dismissed both the openers. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam bowled 31 overs to take one wicket. Shakib Al Hasan could also register just one scalp after bowling 19 overs. If Matthews and Chandimal stay on the crease for the first one hour on Monday, Sri Lanka are comfortably going to score over 419.5 runs. Hop on to Pari Match and place your bets on the same at the odds of 419.5 from the BAN vs SL head-to-head encounter.
Angelo Matthews and Dinesh Chandimal are my top two player betting tips for the BAN vs SL 1st Test match Day 2. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Angelo Matthews was the key man for Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the first against Bangladesh in Chattogram. After the visitors lost two early wickets, including that of their captain Karunaratne, the former skipper stepped in and stitched a 92-run partnership for the third wicket with Kusal Mendis. Just when it looked like the duo would take Sri Lanka past 200 without any further loss, Bangladesh bagged two wickets in a very short duration. However, Matthews held his fort and continued to score, bringing up his 12th hundred and forging a fifth wicket partnership for 75 runs with Dinesh Chandimal. The gutsy under-pressure innings from Matthews have seen him play as many as 213 deliveries to score 114 unbeaten runs. The veteran of 95 Test matches scored his last Test hundred in January 202,1 and that said, he would look to make the long wait worth it by converting his hundred into a double. It’s almost certain that adding 36 more runs to bring up his 150 won't at all be daunting for Matthews. Waste no time in scooping on to Pari Match and placing your bet on Angelo Matthews to score over 150.5 runs from the BAN vs SL head-to-head contest.
It's been nine innings since Dinesh Chandimal last scored a Test fifty. However, it looks like the wait is getting over on Monday. On Day 1 of the BAN vs SL first Test, Chandimal scored a very handy 34 not out runs off 77 balls for his team. His 75-run unbeaten partnership with Angelo Matthews has given Sri Lanka the hope of scoring in excess of 400 runs.
As predicted by us ahead of the first Test, Dinesh Chandimal brought in his experience of 64 Test matches to put his team in a commanding position on the opening day of the Chattogram Test. Chandimal scored his last Test fifty in January 2021 and will be raring to convert the good start into something big. Moreover, the right-hander averages a handsome 81.55 against Bangladesh. He has scored four hundreds in nine matches against the Mominul Haque-led team. The 32-year-old should find it easy to score over 64 runs in the first innings. If you feel the same, head to Pari Match and place your bet on the same at the odds of 1.88 from the BAN vs SL 1st Test head-to-head encounter.
Sri Lanka to score over 419.5 - @ 1.72 (Pari Match)
Angelo Matthews to score over 150.5 runs - @ 1.88 (Pari Match)
Dinesh Chandimal to score over 64.5 runs - @ 1.88 (Pari Match)
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