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Sri Lanka misread Pallekele wicket

Sri Lanka misread Pallekele wicket

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has conceded that his team misread the wicket ahead of the opening Test match against Bangladesh at Pallekele that concluded in a tame draw on Sunday.

A thick grass cover had indicated that the wicket was going to heavily favour seam bowling, but eventually the batsmen made merry with Bangladesh posting 541, the highest total at Pallekele, only for Sri Lankans to raise the benchmark to 648 when they batted. Despite the grass cover, the wicket was dry and had little carry and bounce…

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