Dinesh Chandimal leaves 2nd Test match against Bangladesh midway due to 'family emergency'

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka's batter, leaves the ongoing second Test match against Bangladesh in Chattogram midway due to a family emergency.

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Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka's star batter, has left the ongoing 2nd Test match against Bangladesh in Chattogram midway due to a family emergency. The exact reasons behind the withdrawal aren't disclosed yet. However, before leaving the match, Chandimal had batted in both innings, scoring 59 runs off 104 balls and 9 runs off 7 balls, respectively. 

Moreover, in his place, Sri Lanka will bring in a substitute fielder for the rest of the match. Since the series had two matches, Chandimal doesn't have the burden to return soon. Also, Sri Lanka's performance has been quite magnificent in both the Test matches. The batters have done a great job of setting high scores which has pushed the Bangladesh team to their back foot. 

Bangladesh's performance in this series has been below average as it failed in all the departments. Starting from bowling to fielding, the team didn't put in enough effort even though the matches were in their backyard and the conditions were in their favour. Hence, before the start of another series, Bangladesh should introspect on their team's performance and look for the mistakes to improve their performance. 

Kamindu Mendis' dream debut against Bangladesh

Kamindu Mendis will never forget his Test debut against  Bangladesh as it was magical. He has played brilliantly in all the matches and has proven to be a good pick by the Sri Lankan side. His shot selection and presence of mind helped him score 327 runs in just two matches which included two centuries and one 93 runs.

The credit for Sri Lanka's series win goes to Mendis for his effortless performance. One plus point about the series was how all the batters played throughout. The visitors dominated the home team in both matches never allowing them to settle down. Moreover, as Sri Lanka has set a target of 511 runs, they are on the verge of sealing the series, 2-0.