Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Day 1 at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Visitors finish the day on 302/2
Toss update: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat Wednesday in the opening Test against Sri Lanka who are looking for a first Test win in more than a year.
Sri Lanka left out former captain Dinesh Chandimal as the experienced Angelo Mathews returned to the side having missed a recent series in the West Indies.
Both teams packed their squads with fast bowling on a greenish wicket.
Sri Lanka has not won a Test since January last year, also against Bangladesh. Since then, they have lost four and drawn three.
Bangladesh is searching for their first overseas Test win in four years.
Bangladesh: Mominul Haque (Captain), Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hassan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Saif Hassan
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Television Umpire: Ravindra Wimalasiri (SL)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 2: Bad Light Forces Early Stumps, BAN 474/4 – Highlights
Opting to bat first, batsmen gave Bangladesh an upper hand by the end of Day 1 of the first Test against hosts Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Stadium on Wednesday. Najmul Hossain Shanto batted almost the entire day to remain unbeaten on 126, while opener Tamim Iqbal missed a well-deserved century and was out for 90. Bangladesh is sitting comfortably at 302 for 2. The pitch looks like a batting paradise and offered little help. Bangladesh did well to capitalize on the conditions to set themselves on the path to a big total. Sri Lanka will be looking for early wickets, while Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque, who is batting on 64, will be thinking of the target, he would like to set. Catch the live cricket scores of day 2 of the 1st Test match between SL and BAN from Pallekele stadium.
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