Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Tests - Men
Matthews misses double-ton as Nayeem claims six
Angelo Mathews joins club of Test batters dismissed for 199 after Bangladesh offspiner Nayeem Hasan claimed a new career best in Chattogram
17 May 2022, 08:36 AM AEST
Offspinner Nayeem Hasan claimed a career-best 6-105 and denied Angelo Mathews a double-century before Bangladesh looked to respond against Sri Lanka on day two of the first Test.
Sri Lanka were bowled out for 397 with Mathews the last batter out for 199.
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan then batted fluently to end the day on 79 for no loss.
Tamim was batting on 39 with Mahmudul on 31 as Bangladesh trail by 321 runs.
The 12th batter to finish with 199 in the Test history, Mathews was philosophical about the poor shot which got himself out.
He went after a wide delivery from offspinner Nayeem and miscued it to mid-wicket.
"I just premeditated the shot," Mathews said.
"It would have been nice to get that one run but you have to take what God gives you. I am thankful that I was able to play a good knock. Hopefully it will help us win the game."
Mathews led the Sri Lankan innings astutely against Bangladeshi spinners, who took all 10 wickets with varied pace.
Shakib Al Hasan finished with 3-60 and Taijul Islam picked up 1-107.
The Sri Lankans resumed at 4-258 and dominated the morning session with Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal (66) extending their fifth-wicket partnership to 136 before Nayeem struck twice within five deliveries just before lunch.
Chandimal appeared shaky initially but found his rhythm, hitting a six off Taijul Islam.
He then attempted a reverse sweep to Nayeem, missed and was adjudged lbw in the third-to-last over of the session. He reviewed the decision but the TV officials upheld the umpire's verdict.
Four balls later, Nayeem bowled Niroshan Dickwella (3) with a quicker delivery that went straight on to crash into his stumps.
Mathews reached his 150 off 293 but Shakib then dismissed Ramesh Mendis (1) and Lasith Embuldaniya (0) in successive balls.
With Bangladesh needing two wickets to wrap the innings, Mathews looked doubtful to complete his double century.
However he got the support from Vishwa Fernando, who later was hit on his helmet by a bouncer from pacer Shoriful Islam.
Nayeem then completed his third five-for by removing Asitha Fernando (1).