Rare team batting record for Sri Lanka in Chattogram

Chattogram, Mar 31 (UNI) Sri Lanka put on 531 on board in Chattogram in the second Test against Bangladesh without a single centurion in the innings.

Sri Lanka’s batters put together a rare team record against Bangladesh in the second Test in Chattogram. This series is a part of the ICC World Test Championship.

In the first innings, Sri Lanka scored 531, yet none of their batters made a century. This made it the highest-ever total in a Test innings without a hundred.

Six of Sri Lanka’s top seven batters made half-centuries with none going on to convert them to triple figures, an ICC report said.

The highest score in the innings was Kusal Mendis’ 93 while Kamindu Mendis was second-best at 92 not out. He remained stranded eight short of a third Test century in a row as the visitors were bowled out.

Sri Lanka’s innings broke the previous highest score set by India against New Zealand (524/9 declared) in Kanpur in 1976. On that occasion too, six Indian batters had scored half-centuries in the innings.

Sri Lanka’s formidable total in the first innings helps them become strong favorites to complete a series victory after their dominant win in the first Test.

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