SL 282/5 (97 ov, Dinesh Chandimal 10*, Angelo Mathews 58*, Taijul Islam 0/63)

Stumps: So the light was deemed not good enough to continue, even though the flood lights were being utilised. Despite the loss of Dhananjaya, that last session most definitely belonged to Sri Lanka, who now trail by 83 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, two of Sri Lanka’s most experienced batters – and both coming on the back of runs in the first Test – are at the crease, so the visitors will be hopeful of these two batting well into tomorrow. As for Bangladesh, they need wickets and preferably with not many runs given away in the process. While rain ate up the entire second session today, the Bangladeshi bowlers will be disappointed with some of the loose deliveries their bowlers offered up either side of the rain break. Yes, there was some good bowling in patches – the spinners especially starting find some bite off the surface – but they will need more discipline with the ball if they’re to manoeuvre themselves into a winning position. So be sure to join us tomorrow – and remember it’s an earlier start, 9.30am in Dhaka – for another gripping day of Test cricket, but for now it’s goodbye from myself, Ankur and the team.

6.03pm And it looks like the players are coming off. Yes, it’s officially stumps with bad light bringing an early end to proceedings.

DhanushkaJ: “Looking forward to see Dunith Wellalage soon donning the national jersey. The impressive SL U19 caption” Yes, he’s just been picked for the provisional limited overs squad against Australia. Exciting prospect.

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