Chittagong: Bangladesh are looking for an all-round improvement as they attempt to bounce back after their massive defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka when the second and final match starts in Chittagong on Tuesday.
The hosts were annihilated by an innings and 248 runs inside four days in Dhaka last week, having been bowled out for 232 and 250 in good batting conditions in which Sri Lanka piled up 730-6. Mahela Jayawardene led the way with an unbeaten double-century (203) and two others scored hundreds as Bangladesh conceded their highest Test total in another morale-sapping loss.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said his team-mates had put the setback behind them and looked forward to playing a good Test on a good pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. "Everyone was a bit down and sad after the loss in Dhaka, but they are fine now and focused on the next match," Shakib said. "Matches can go bad, but coming back is very important. (Also read: Jayawardene, Herath rested for ODI series)