Colombo Test, Day 1: Sri Lanka restrict Bangaldesh to 240

Updated: Mar 16, 2013, 11:49 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Live scorecard and commentary from the first day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.



SRI LANKA(1st innings) Score: 18/1 II Overs: 4 (Karunaratne:12*, Sangakarra: 3*)

Sri Lanka end day one of the 2nd Test at 18 for the loss of one wicket. Bangladesh have got the breakthrough they needed and it’s the dangerous Dilshan who plays a rash stroke to get himself out. Sri Lanka have managed to play out the rest of the overs without losing any further wickets.

TM Dilshan c Mushfiqur Rahim b Robiul Islam 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 240/10 II Overs: 83.3 (Islam:1*)

Bangladesh have been folded out for 240 runs in the first innings. This is a decent recovery from the mess that they had got into in the middle of the innings. Hossain was the last man to get out. He played a good innings and ensured Bangladesh had a decent total on the board.Herath finished with figures of 5 for 68.

Nasir Hossain lbw b Herath 48 (87b 2x4 1x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 232/8 II Overs: 80.1 (Hossain: 41*)

Hossain has played very well and has led Bangladesh’s fight-back here. He has shown worked hard for his runs and has shown a lot of value for his wicket. Herath has picked up 4 wickets and has definitely been the pick of the Lankan bowlers. Wickets at regular intervals has been the only problem for Bangladesh.

Abul Hasan c Karunaratne b Kulasekara 4 (14b 0x4 0x6)

Sohag Gazi st Chandimal b Herath 32 (62b 3x4 0x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 172/6 II Overs: 61 (Hossain: 13*, Gazi: 5*)

Bangladesh have lost the big wicket of Haque. An element of doubt regarding whether or not the ball hit the bat. The batsman looked very disappointed though. Herath has been very effective and has looked.

Mominul Haque c Chandimal b Herath 64 (98b 3x4 0x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 155/5 II Overs: 55 (Haque: 63*, Hossain: 3*)


At tea Bangladesh were 155 for the loss of five wickets. Haque has played a brilliant knock and as shown tremendous amount of determination. Bangladesh have lost too many wickets and most batsmen have thrown their wicket away with rash shots. Herath has been the best bowler for the hosts with figures of 2 for 28 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim b Herath 7 (13b 0x4 0x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 132/4 II Overs: 49 (Haque: 46*, Rahim: 4*)

Haque has been very patient and has looked really good in the middle. Bangladesh’s progress has been hampered by wickets at regular intervals. Herath has picked up the wicket of Mahmudullah who tried to force one on the off stump and was easily taken at slips. Spin finally coming into action.

Mahmudullah c Mathews b Herath 8 (26b 0x4 0x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 102/3 II Overs: 40 (Haque: 27*, Mahmudullah: 2*)

Bangladesh have reached their 100 but have also lost the wicket of Islam who was looking in great touch. Islam tried to cut a good length delivery pitched outside off but managed only to get an edge which was smartly taken by the keper.

Jahurul Islam c Chandimal b Eranga 33 (129b 2x4 0x6)


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 89/2 II Overs: 35 (Islam: 30*, Haque: 20*)

Bangladesh batsmen have settled in well and are scoring runs comfortably now. Sri Lanka may have missed a trick by not starting the post lunch session with a spinner. It will be interesting to see how the Bangladesh batsmen respond to the spinners.


BANGLADESH (1st innings) Score: 62/2 II Overs: 27 (Islam: 22*, Haque: 3*)


At Lunch Bangladesh were 62 for the loss of two wickets. After the fall of two initial wickets Bangladesh have settled in and are looking to build a partnership here. Islam has looked impressive so far and Haque has just come in. the tourists would be ruing the dismissal of Ashraful who was run out for 16.

For the hosts Kulasekara is the only bowler to have picked up a wicket so far. Sri Lankan spinners will certainly play a big role in the post lunch session.


Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first. They lost the wicket of opening batsman Tamim Iqbal as early as seventh over of the day after being trapped in front by Nuwan Kulasekara. He scored 10 (19b). Mohammad Ashraful came in at No. 3 but was found short of his ground as Eranga made a direct hit from mid-on. He scored 16 (47b, 4X2).