Dinesh Chandimal had a mammoth task in front of him as he stepped out in Colombo on the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh after the visitors had pressed the hosts into 238 for 7 on the first day. However he was more than up to the task, building crucial partnerships with the tail and ensuring that the scoreboard was 77 runs richer by the time he was dismissed. The classy right-hander had rebuilt the innings first with Rangana Herath and then had a vital 55-run stand with number ten Suranga Lakmal. He finally departed for 138, but not before showing the visitors the value of a wicket and also how to recover from the brink of disaster. His measured play seemed to have rubbed off, with Lakmal and Lakshan Sandakan adding a further 33 runs to the total.