Due to a family emergency, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal withdraws from the ongoing BAN vs SL 2nd Test

The senior batter of Sri Lanka cricket team Dinesh Chandimal had to withdraw from the ongoing BAN vs. SL 2nd Test due to a family medical emergency, casting a shadow over the ongoing match. Details surrounding the emergency remain undisclosed, as Sri Lanka’s tailenders faced off against Bangladeshi spinners on the penultimate day, aiming to bolster their mammoth lead.
Chandimal’s departure left Sri Lanka with the option of substituting a fielder in his place for the remainder of the contest. Despite his contributions of 59 runs in Sri Lanka’s imposing first-inning total of 531, Chandimal’s abrupt exit on Day 3 added to the uncertainty surrounding the match.
As Day 3 drew to a close, Sri Lanka found themselves at 102-6, enjoying a lead of 455 runs with Prabath Jayasuriya and Angelo Matthews still holding the fort. However, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan made an early breakthrough on Day 4, dismissing Matthews for 56 runs, intensifying the battle.


Apr 2, 2024 8:21 AM