• Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Karunaratne: I don’t think it’s a good wicket for Test cricket

  • Published at 08:37 pm February 4th, 2018
Karunaratne: I don’t think it’s a good wicket for Test cricket
Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne termed the Chittagong pitch as “not good for Test match cricket” Sunday and hoped for a 50-50 wicket in the second and final Test, scheduled to get underway at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Thursday. The Bangladesh batsmen batted well in the fifth day and lost only two wickets in more than 73 overs to secure a draw. Sri Lanka bowlers were left frustrated throughout the day as the pitch did not offer much purchase to the spinners. “Bangladesh put up 500-plus on the board but our batters showed a lot of character to put up 700-plus on the board. The boys did well to put them under pressure on this wicket by getting a big score. I don’t think this is a good wicket for Test cricket because already 1,500 runs have been scored. I think there needs to be something for the bowlers as well. I am hopeful we will get a 50-50 wicket in the next Test,” Karunaratne said during the post-match press conference in the port city.

Also read: Chittagong wicket was really good, says Mahmudullah

“Normally in sub-continent, there is some turn in the fourth and fifth day. Here, there wasn’t much turn or bounce. Batsmen can play big shots off the backfoot as well. Once one gets set, he can get a really big one on this wicket. There were a lot of big runs in the scorecard,” he added. Karunaratne though gave credit to No 3 batsman Mominul Haque and wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das for the way they batted. “Credit goes to Mominul for the way he batted in both innings. On the fifth day, the morning session was crucial. If we had a couple of wickets, we had a chance. Mominul and Liton did really well. They didn’t throw away their wickets. Actually there wasn’t any help for our bowlers, but it is part of the game. There was no turn or bounce; it was a bit slow. The batters can really play their natural game,” he said. Karunaratne was out for nought in the first innings where the left-hander was caught in the slip cordon against off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail