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5 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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SL term Ctg wicket ‘not good for Test’

Karunanrate expects a better wicket in Dhaka
Sports Reporter, Ctg

Sri Lanka were such frustrated of not getting any assistance from the fifth day wicket that they termed the pitch of the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium as ‘not good for Test cricket’ and hoped there would be something for the bowlers in the next Test in Dhaka.

The visitors were forced to draw the first Test from the potential position of victory after Mominul Haque and Liton Das put up a match-saving 180-run partnership in one and half session of the fifth and final day.

“I don’t think this is a good wicket for Test cricket because already 1,500 runs have been scored. I think there needs to be something for the bowlers as well. I am hopeful we get a 50-50 wicket in the next Test,” said Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunanrate. “Normally in sub-continent there is some turn in the fourth and fifth day. Here there wasn’t much turn or bounce. Batsmen can play big shots off the backfoot as well. Once he gets set, he can get a really big one on this wicket. There were a lot of big runs in the scorecard.”

“Bangladesh put up 500-plus on the board but our batters showed a lot of character to put up 700-plus on the board. The boys did well to put them under pressure on this wicket by getting a big score.”

Karunaratne, the only Lankan batsman to score 1000 runs in the last calendar year, was out for naught in the third ball of the first day of the Test and didn’t get any chance to bat later. He however heaped praise on Mominul Haque for his superb innings that made the difference in the Test.

“Credit goes to Mominul for the way he batted in both innings. On the fifth day, the morning session was crucial. If we had couple of wickets, we had a chance. Mominul and Liton did really well. There was nothing for the bowlers. There was no turn or bounce; it was a bit slow. The batters can really play their natural game.”

Karunarate was disappointed specially when they came to the ground on day with an expectation to have victory when Sri Lanka was observing the Independence Day back in the country.

“It would have been a good one for all Sri Lankans because it is our Independence Day. We have to get the wickets as well. The bowlers had to really work hard to get wickets. We tried everything. The wicket only helped the batsmen, who got lots of runs,” he said.

“I think on the fifth day we hoped to get couple of wickets in the morning session, to put them under pressure. Mominul and Liton played really well. They didn’t throw away their wickets. There wasn’t any help for our bowlers, but it is part of the game.” He however believed that both the teams are in the same position psychologically and performance-wise, going into the second Test in Dhaka, starting on Feb 8.

“The bowlers have to get something from the wicket. As a batting group, both teams did really well. The players who got starts, reached big scores. We have to think something special as a bowling unit to get wickets. I think both teams are in good positions after this game.”

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