Day 2: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Match Live Streaming 2013
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day - Sri Lanka 361 for 3 (Sangakkara 142, Thirimanne 74*, Dilshan 54) v Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka are firmly in the driver's seat after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. The pitch or the conditions haven't exactly helped bowlers, but the Bangladesh bowlers made no effort to bowl in the right areas. What made matters worse was sloppy fielding which included the experienced Ashraful dropping Sangakkara on 111. The latter stroked his way to 142, but gave his wicket away when he could have gone on to score a really big hundred. Thirimanne is looking solid, while Mathews has played a few eye-catching strokes. Sohag Gazi picked all the 3 wickets to fall and Bangladesh will want him to take a few more tomorrow.
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It was all one-way traffic on the opening day in Galle as Sri Lanka's batsmen, with varying levels of experience, set the platform for a massive score and never allowed the initiative to slip. Kumar Sangakkara had been out of action since injuring his finger in the Melbourne Test in December. The lack of match practice over the last three months - he was forced to pull out of the tour game in Matara due to the contracts crisis - didn't matter as he eased back into Test match action with a positive century, getting to the landmark inside two sessions.
Tillakaratne Dilshan's attacking fifty had eased the pressure not just on Sangakkara but also the inexperienced middle order, which was missing two stalwarts ahead of this series. One of the newer players to benefit from the pressure-free scenario was Lahiru Thirimanne, who remained unbeaten on a steady 74.