Miraj-Taijul took the Chittagong Test in five days

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Miraj-Taijul took the Chittagong Test in five days

Miraj-Taijul took the Chittagong Test in five days

Miraj-Taijul took the Chittagong Test in five days

Bangladesh faced a significant setback in their batting and bowling performance against Sri Lanka in the Chittagong Test. Bangladesh fell short of a formidable target of 511 runs, which could have set a record. Tigers have never won by chasing more than 215 runs. However, despite losing only six wickets, Bangladesh ended up at 200 on the fourth day. The fifth day of the match holds high expectations for Bangladesh as they will need to endure a tough path to win or secure a draw. To win the match, Bangladesh must set a world record by scoring an additional 243 runs with only three wickets remaining.

Bangladesh lost seven wickets and scored 268 runs on the scoreboard by the end of the fourth day. To win or draw this match, Bangladesh will have to show resilience on the fifth day. The match demands an exceptional performance from the Tigers, especially considering their previous history of losing wickets below 200 in five consecutive innings. The hope for Bangladesh's victory now rests on the bats of Muminul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan.

Facing a target of 511 runs, Bangladesh needs to surpass a world record to win the match. To secure a draw, they have to play the entire fifth day, with only three wickets remaining. The challenge intensifies as Bangladesh's second innings began to falter after losing key wickets early on. Captain Mominul Haque, who scored a magnificent century in the first innings, failed to make an impact this time around. Liton Das, who showed promise initially, also fell short of expectations.

The return of Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das to the pavilion further dashed Bangladesh's hopes. Shakib's dismissal by Akila Dananjaya and Liton's misjudgment left Bangladesh reeling. Despite Liton's valiant effort of 38 runs, his dismissal marked Bangladesh's sixth wicket loss. Kamindu Mendis then claimed the wicket of Shahadat Hossain Dipu, leaving Bangladesh at 250 runs.

Kamindu, who dismissed Shakib in his first Test wicket, wasted no time in securing his second wicket, removing Shahadat for 15 runs. The arrival of new batsman Taijul Islam saw Bangladesh reach the 250-run mark on the scoreboard.