Galle: Mar 9, 2013
Bangladesh will be aiming to restrict Sri Lanka after Kumar Sangakkara led to massive total of 361 for three at stumps of Day One of the first Test at Galle.
Sangakkara hit a superb 142 to put Sri Lanka on course for a big first-innings total in the opening Test against Bangladesh in Galle on Friday.
The left-hander hit three sixes and 16 fours in his 31st Test hundred as Sri Lanka posted 361-3 at stumps on the opening day after winning the toss on a good batting track.
Lahiru Thirimanne, who added 124 for the third wicket with Sangakkara, was unbeaten on a solid 74 when play was called off due to rain with 4.3 overs remaining. Skipper Angelo Mathews was 25 not out.
Sangakkara also equalled Mahela Jayawardene's record of most centuries by a Sri Lankan in Tests. Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (54) and Dimuth Karunaratne (41) were the other main scorers.
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First Published: March 9, 2013, 10:46 am