Mathews ton settles cautious Lanka


Galle, January 22

Angelo Mathews scored a patient unbeaten century today to dig Sri Lanka out of some early peril and lead his side to 229/4 on the opening day of the second and final Test against England.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat, but a double strike from seamer James Anderson with the new ball had them teetering at 7/2.

Mathews then came to the crease and settled the innings with his 11th Test ton and first at Sri Lanka’s most iconic venue. Mathews and opener Lahiru Thirimanne (43) put on 69 for the third wicket before the latter edged Anderson’s second ball after lunch to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. Captain Dinesh Chandimal (52) added another 117 with Mathews before he was trapped leg before wicket by fast bowler Mark Wood. — Reuters

Bangladesh clinch series with 7-wicket win

Dhaka: Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career-best 4/25 as Bangladesh clinched the three-match series against the West Indies today with a seven-wicket victory in the second game. Skipper Tamim Iqbal hit 50 to help the side chase the target in 33.2 overs after the West Indies were bowled out for 148 in 43.4 overs. AP



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