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Sri Lanka in commanding position against Bangladesh at tea on Day 1

Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed for 55 © AFP
Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed for 55 © AFP

Dhaka: January 27, 2014

Bangladesh, sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, were 190 for six at tea on the opening day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Shakib Al Hasan made 55, having shared a fifth-wicket stand of 86 with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (55 not out) after the hosts were reduced to 59 for four. Seamer Shaminda Eranga claimed three wickets.

The tourists justified their decision to bowl first on a rock-hard pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium by grabbing four wickets with just 59 runs on the board. Shakib and Rahim joined hands at that stage to stitch together a fifth-wicket stand of 86, before the hosts suffered two quick blows to slip to 150-6 midway through the afternoon session.

Shakib fell leg-before to veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath for 55, before seamer Shaminda Eranga had new batsman Nasir Hossain caught behind in the next over to claim his third wicket in the innings. Rahim was unbeaten on 55 at the break, having shared an unbroken partnership of 40 with Sohag Gazi (21 not out) to deny Sri Lanka further success.

Debutant opening batsman Shamsur Rahman smashed 33 of the first 59 runs with the help of seven boundaries, but failed to build on the fluent start in the morning session.

Bangladesh lost three wickets in successive overs to slide from 35-0 to 40-3 as Eranga removed Tamim Iqbal and Rahman, and captain Angelo Mathews trapped Marshall Ayub leg-before. Suranga Lakmal dismissed Mominul Haque before Shakib and Rahim batted out till lunch.

Bangladesh left out Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mahmudullah and Abdur Razzak from their initial squad, and went in with three quick bowlers in Rubel Hossain, Robiul Islam and Al-Amin Hossain.

Sri Lanka took the field without Test wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene, who returned home for family reasons. Dinesh Chandimal donned the gloves in his absence. The tourists omitted unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis and preferred all-rounder Dilruwan Perera in the first of two Test matches.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 190 for 6 (Shamsur Rahman 33, Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 55*; Shaminda Eranga 3 for 49) vs Sri Lanka.

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