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Sri Lanka pacemen topple Bangladesh

Shaminda Eranga makes Shamsur Rahman the second of his four victims that limited Bangladesh to 232 all out on day one at Dhaka

Shaminda Eranga claimed four wickets as Sri Lanka took control on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

The tourists ended day one on 60 without loss, trailing their opponents by 172 runs after Bangladesh were inserted and dismissed for 232 - Eranga returning figures of 4-49 from 17.4 overs during which he bowled with good pace and found seam movement.

Half-centuries by Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan provided the backbone of the home side's innings and the two combined to add 86 for the fifth wicket.

There were also contributions of 42 from Sohag Gazi and 33 by Shamsur Rahman but none of the other Bangladesh batsmen got into double figures.

Suranga Lakmal and Rangana Herath backed up Eranga on an impressive day for Sri Lanka’s pace-bowling unit and finished with 3-66 and 2-50 respectively.

Sri Lanka opening batsmen Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne made light of their opponents’ struggles as they negotiated 19 overs and progressed serenely to the close. Silva will begin day two of the two-Test series on 30, with his partner having scored 28.

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