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  • 5:18 PM IST

    That’s stumps at Galle! The final session definitely belonged to the hosts. They broke the big partnership between the openers and picked up another crucial wicket as well. Bangladesh trail by 361 at the end of day.

  • 4:58 PM IST

    Mominul departs for 7! The spinners finding their bit of help from the pitch now. Dilruwan pitched this one at middle stump, it turned away from Mominul. Losing back-to-back wickets was the last thing Bangladesh wanted after letting Sri Lanka put up a mammoth score. Captain is out at the crease.

  • 4:40 PM IST

    Tamim departs for 57! What a bizarre way to get run out for an experienced player like Tamim. He had no clue where the ball was. It was, indeed, in the hands of the wicketkeeper, who took no time to get the bails off once Tamim started to run. Threw his wicket away.

  • 4:22 PM IST

    Highest opening stand for BAN vs SL: Tamim Iqbal better his own record with Jahurul Islam, as he puts up a 94 run unbeaten partnership with Sarkar against Sri Lanka. The players have scored their individual half-centuries and look set. This partnership can prove to be lethal.

  • 3:50 PM IST

    Bangladesh build strong opening partnership! Tamim is inching towards his half-century while Sarkar is playing the perfect partner at the other end. Sri Lanka will look to bag a few wickets by the end of day to create pressure on the visitors.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    Bangladesh trail by 463 at tea! The visitors manage not to lose any wickets in this session. Though there were chances, Tamim and Sarkar have batted well. Bangladesh picked up 4 wickets in the session. The visitors made and impact with their performance in this session.

  • 2:21 PM IST

    Dilruwan drops Soumya Sarkar! Suranga Lakmal opened bowling for Sri Lanka and produced chance in the third over itself, but Dilruwan dropped it and Soumta Sarkar gets a life. Bangladesh will seek good runs from the two openers as it will get tougher to bat on this pitch as the game proceeds.

  • 1:53 PM IST

    Sri Lanka post 494! The innings comes to an end with a massive 494 on the board. Dilruwan departed for 51 and Lakshan Sandakan fell soon after. Bangladesh have restricted the hosts within 500. They had scored in excess of 500 in New Zealand. Can they replicate such a performance?

  • 1:39 PM IST

    Fifty for Dilruwan Perera! The all-rounder hits his third Test half-century. A handy innings and this will almost ensure Sri Lanka reach 500.

  • 1:23 PM IST

    Sri Lanka sniff 500! Bangladesh trying to restrict Sri Lanka’s runs. However, what they need is attacking bowling. Dilruwan is close to his half-century, He will be the fourth batsman in the innings to score a half-century. Meanwhile, Suranga Lakmal pulls Taskin’s short ball for a four.

  • 12:59 PM IST

    The captain departs! Right after lunch, captain Rangana Herath departs for 14. Dilruwan is still at the crease and will continue batting with the rest of the tail. 500 will put a huge psychological pressure on the visitors. Meanwhile, the DJ is playing some popular Bollywood tracks in the over-break.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    It’s lunch! Though the hosts lost two crucial wickets, they look to be in a good position. Now Dilruwan and Herath will look to push the score to 500.

  • 11:56 AM IST

    Dickwella departs! After Mendis, Dickwella departs and the runrate will go down. Rangana Herath, the captain is out to bat with Dilruwan Perera at the other end. Dilruwan has already hir a six and looks confident. The pitch has started producing turns.

  • 11:28 AM IST

    BIG WICKET! Finally, the wicket Bangladesh were looking fir. It is Mendis who departs, denied his 200 for just 6 runs. Trying to hit a six, he plays it to Tamim at long on takes it, lobs it as he steps inside the rope and takes it safely.

  • 11:09 AM IST

    50 for Dickwella! A power-packed innings from the batsman. Dickwella played fearlessly from the very start, hitting 4 fours and a six in his innings to get to his fifty. Drama in between, as Mushfiqur took a review for lbw on a Taskin Ahmed delivery. Pitched way outside off-stump.

  • 10:57 AM IST

    No wickets yet! Both Dickwella and Mendis are set and Bangladesh need to remove any of these two, preferably Mendis to create some pressure. Spin has not been introduced so far today. Bangladesh have picked only two specialist spinners. It will be interesting to see how Mushfiqur uses them.

  • 10:38 AM IST

    Is that out? No that is a six! Day starts with a false celebration for Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman at deep takes a catch but meanwhile steps on the boundary rope. But Subhashis Roy, the bowler, thinks it is out. Dickwella tells him immediately that is a six. Sri Lanka have good runs on the board. Things getting tougher for Bangladesh.

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Sri Lanka had a fruitful opening day, as they managed to lose just four wickets, while they have so far posted a decent total of 321 against Bangladesh in 1st Test © AFP

Good Morning, সুপ্রভাত, සුභ උදෑසනක්! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of Day 2 of the first of the two-Test series between visitors Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka, at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. I am Paulami Chakraborty, and I will be bringing to you the live updates from today’s action. Sri Lanka had a fruitful opening day, as they managed to lose just four wickets, while they have so far posted a decent total of 321, courtesy of the big knock so far by Kusal Mendis. He is currently unbeaten on 166, and is being backed to get a double ton as well, while he is being supported by Niroshan Dickwella at the other end. How will Bangladesh react on Day 2 Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Galle

Galle is one ground that is known to be partial towards the spinners. The pitch traditionally starts deteriorating early and gives a cue to the captains to unleash their spinners. Bangladesh contradicted the concept, playing three pacers in the form of Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and young Subhashis Roy. Mustafizur’s mystery has been decoded to some  extent and his attack does not look as lethal as it was during his introduction to world cricket. The off-cutter specialist took his own time on Tuesday to find the right spot.

Sri Lanka have already piled on over 300 runs and on Day Two, they will look to take it to somewhere close to 500, if not past that. On the brighter side for Bangladesh, there is the probability of Sri Lanka losing the momentum on Wednesday morning and ending their innings shortly after lunch. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 2 preview: Hosts sniff gigantic total

Teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Subashis Roy.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath (c), Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan.

Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Galle