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Sri Lanka well-placed after seamers dismiss Bangladesh cheaply

January 27, 2014 18:06 IST

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal bowls as Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim (L) watches during the first day of the first Test in DhakaSri Lanka's seamers shared eight wickets to vindicate captain Angelo Mathews's decision to bowl after winning the toss as Bangladesh were shot out for 232 on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Monday.

In reply, the tourists were 60 for no loss when stumps were drawn, with Dimuth Karunaratne unbeaten on 28 and Kaushal Silva on 30.

Earlier, Shaminda Eranga picked four wickets and his new-ball partner Suranga Lakmal claimed three.

Mathews took the other wicket to fall to the pacers.

Bangladesh lost four wickets in the morning before captain Mushfiqur Rahim (61) and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (55) stitched together an 86-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Left-hander Shakib's attacking innings came to an end when he was trapped leg before by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who took two wickets.

Bangladesh also lost Nasir Hossain (four) in the next over as they were reduced to 150 for 6.

Mushfiqur then combined with Sohag Gazi (42) in a 53-run partnership for the seventh wicket before the former was trapped leg before by Lakmal.

Bangladesh handed a Test debut to 25-year-old opening batsman Shamsur Rahman, who made 33.

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene was a last-minute withdrawal due to the death of his father, Dinesh Chandimal taking the gloves for the visitors.

 Scorecard

 Bangladesh (1st innings):

 Tamim Iqbal c Lakmal b Eranga 6

 Shamsur Rahman c Vithanage b Eranga 33

 Marshall Ayub lbw b Mathews 1

 Mominul Haque c Vithanage b Lakmal 8

 Shakib Al Hasan lbw Herath 55

 Mushfiqur Rahim lbw Lakmal 61

 Nasir Hossain c Chandimal b Eranga 4

 Sohag Gazi c Eranga b Lakmal 42

 Robiul Islam c Perera b Eranga 5

 Rubel Hossain b Herath 2

 Al-Amin Hossain not out 6

 Extras: (LB-4, NB-5) 9

 Total: (all out, 63.5 overs) 232

 Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-40, 3-40, 4-59, 5-145, 6-150, 7-203, 8-219, 9-222.

 Bowling: Lakmal 18.1-3-66-3, Eranga 17.4-2-49-4, Mathews 6-3-18-1, D Perera 11-2-45-0, Herath 11-1-50-2.

 Sri Lanka (1st innings):

 D Karunaratne not out 28

 K Silva not out 30

 Extras: (W-1, NB-1) 2

 Total: (For no loss; 19 overs) 60

 Bowling: Robiul 4-1-12-0, Al-Amin 5-1-18-0, Rubel 4-0-20-0, Gazi 5-2-8-0, Shakib 1-0-2-0.

Image: Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal bowls as Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim (left) watches during the first day of the first Test in Dhaka.

Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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