Sri Lankan opener Kaushal Silva gave a solid start for the visitors © AFP
Sri Lankan opener Kaushal Silva gave a solid start for the visitors © AFP

 

Dhaka:  Jan 27, 2014

 

Sri Lanka, replying to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 232, were 60 for no loss at stumps on the opening day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.

 

Dimuth Karunaratne was unbeaten on 28 and Kaushal Silva on 30.

 

Earlier, Shaminda Eranga claimed four wickets and new-ball partner Suranga Lakmal took three as Sri Lanka bowled out the hosts in 63.5 overs after electing to field.

 

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 61 and Shakib Al Hasan made 55 for the home side.

 

Brief scores

 

Bangladesh 232 (Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 61, Sohag Gazi 42; Shaminda Eranga 4 for 49, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 66) lead Sri Lanka 60 for no loss (Dimuth Karunaratne 28, Kaushal Silva 30) by 172 runs.

 

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