Shaky Sri Lanka struggle under Bangladesh attack

Paceman Mashrafe Mortaza struck twice before Shakib Al Hasan removed Mahela Jayawardene to leave Sri Lanka wobbling at 65-3 at lunch in the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh on Saturday.

Jayewardene, playing his 100th Test—the fourth Sri Lankan to reach the milestone—was caught by keeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Shakib for 11, adding only three runs after a lucky let-off two overs earlier.

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first and got off to a terrible start when Mortaza trapped makeshift opener Prasanna Jayawardene on nought off the first ball he faced in the opening over of the match.

Kumar Sangakkara inside-edged Mortaza in his second over for five, leaving the score seven for two.

Malinda Warnapura was batting on 30 with Thilan Samaraweera (not out 14) at the break.

Sri Lanka made three changes change from the squad that played first Test in Dhaka last week with Chamara Kapugedera, Ajantha Mendis and Dilhara Fernando replacing Michael Vandort, Rangana Herath and Dammika Prasad respectively.

Bangladesh also made a change as left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jnr replaced paceman Mahbubul Alam.

Sri Lanka won the first Test by 107 runs to lead the two-test series 1-0. - Reuters


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