Sri Lanka are in control of their cricket match against Pakistan, currently 183/6 after 46 overs. Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews have been the main contributors, with Mendis making 63 and Mathews 43 not out. Pakistan will need a strong batting performance to get back into the match.
1. Sri Lanka in control at 187/6
The Sri Lankan cricket team is currently in control of their match against England at 187/6. This is a great position for the team, as they are well on their way to victory. The team’s top-order batsmen have been performing well, and they will need to continue doing so in order to secure the win. The lower-order batsmen will also need to chip in with some runs, as the team will want to set a competitive total. England’s bowlers have been struggling to make an impact, and they will need to improve their performance if they are to stand a chance of winning.
2. Cricket match update
The Sri Lankan cricket team is currently in control of their match against Bangladesh, having reached 187/6 in their second innings. This gives them a lead of 381 runs, with four wickets remaining.
The Bangladeshi bowlers have struggled to make inroads into the Sri Lankan batting line-up, with only two wickets falling in the last two sessions of play. The Sri Lankans have made full use of the good batting conditions, scoring at a relatively fast rate.
The Bangladeshi team will need to produce a miraculous performance with both bat and ball if they are to stand any chance of winning this match. Otherwise, it looks like the Sri Lankans are on course for a comfortable victory.
3. Sri Lanka on top
The Sri Lankan cricket team is currently in control of their Test match against England, thanks to some fine batting from Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews. The duo has put on a superb partnership of 183 runs so far, with Karunaratne particularly impressive with his unbeaten knock of 102.
This has been a much-needed boost for Sri Lanka, who have been struggling in the Test format of late. They will be hoping to build on this strong start and go on to register a big first innings total. England will need to find a way to break this partnership if they are to get back into the match.
4. Match summary
Sri Lanka has taken control of the second Test against Bangladesh after a dominant batting performance on day two in Colombo.
The visitors started the day well, with openers Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar putting on a solid partnership of 54 runs. However, the Sri Lankan bowlers soon struck back, with Suranga Lakmal picking up the wickets of both openers.
Bangladesh struggled to rebuild their innings, losing regular wickets in the middle order. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah did their best to steady the ship, but the Sri Lankan bowlers were relentless. Eventually, the visitors were all out for just 248 runs.
In reply, Sri Lanka got off to a shaky start, losing both openers cheaply. However, a strong partnership between Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews put the home side back on track. Mendis was eventually dismissed for a well-made 80, but Mathews continued to bat well and was unbeaten on 74 at the end of the day.
With a lead of 235 runs, Sri Lanka is in a strong position to push for a win in this Test match. Bangladesh will need to produce a much-improved batting performance if they are to avoid defeat.