Second Test, Session 3
Sri Lanka 314/5 (92 ov)
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
Ace batsman Kumar Sangakkara cuts away a delivery during the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium today. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das
Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka to a formidable total on the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh despite the Tigers striking regular blows.
The visitors scored 314 runs for the loss of five wickets from 92 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat in the second Test of the two-Test series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
State-owned television BTV and private channel Maasranga TV are broadcasting the match live that began at 9:30am.
Kumar Sangakkara and Kithuruwan Vithanage were batting on 160 and 0 respectively by the close of the day’s play.
Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Dinesh Chandimal for 27 off 38 balls after he offered a simplce catch to Imrul Kayes.
Mahmudullah claimed the important wicket of Jayawardene as the Lankan batsman was out lbw for 72 off 147 balls.
Sohag Gazi made the first inroad as he trapped Kaushal Silva lbw after the opener scored a laboured 11 off 46 balls.
The other opener, Dimuth Karunaratne, was out caught to Mahmudullah off the bowling of Al-Amin Hossain for 31 off 61 balls.
In the first match of the series, Lankans defeated the Tigers by the huge margin of an innings and 248 runs.
The Lankans have a nearly flawless record against Bangladesh, when it comes to Test cricket.
Of the 14 matches that the two teams faced, Sri Lanka have won 13 of them.
The only draw took place last year in March at Galle; a match which saw Mushfiqur become the first Bangladeshi to score a double hundred.
Despite the visitors' strong record, Sri Lankan captain expects the series to be challenging.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Shamsur Rahman, 3 Imrul Kayes, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Al-Ameen Hossain , 10 Mahmudullah, 11 Abdul Razzak.
Sri Lanka: 1 Kaushal Silva, 2 Dimuth Karunaratne, 3 Kumar Sangakkara, 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Kithuruwan Vithanage, 6 Angelo Mathews (capt), 7 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Nuwan Pradeep, 10 Ajantha Mendis, 11 Suranga Lakmal