Sri Lanka's opening batsman Kaushal Silva completed century against Bangladesh at Mirpur © AFP
Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Kaushal Silva duly completed his century against Bangladesh at Mirpur © AFP


Jan 28, 2014


Sri Lanka in the second session of the second day’s play of their first first Test match against Bangladesh at Mirpur took a firm grip of the proceedings by taking the lead. Kaushal Silva remained not out on 111. Kumar Sangakkara was giving him company with 59 runs on the board. Sri Lanka now lead by five runs.


For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan turned out to be the lone wicket taker. Rest of the bowlers struggled to make their mark.


Earlier on day one, after winning the all important toss, Sri Lanka cleaned up Bangladesh for just 232 and ended the first day’s play in a strong position with 60 for no loss. For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim top scored with 61. Shakib made a fine 55 as well.


Brief scores:


Bangladesh 232 (Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 61, Sohag Gazi 42; Shaminda Eranga 4 for 49, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 66) trail Sri Lanka 237 for one (Dimuth Karunaratne 60, Kaushal Silva 111*; Shakib Al Hasan 1 for 41) by 5 runs.


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