Tuesday 4 February 2014 

Sangakkara, Jayawardene Rescue Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot
Kumar Sangakkara's 34th Test century helped Sri Lanka recover from a poor start
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Sri Lanka 314-5 (Sangakkara 160no) v
Bangladesh
Second Test, Chittagong, day one
Scorecard

A 178-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene enabled Sri Lanka to close day one of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on 314 for five after they had been reduced to 49 for two early on.

Sangakkara went on to remain unbeaten on 160 while Jayawardene fell for 72 to ensure Bangladesh were unable to capitalise on a good start to the match.

Sohag Gazi trapped Kaushal Silva in front for 11 and Dimuth Karunaratne made 31 before he fell to Al-Amin Hossain as Bangladesh dominated the session before lunch.

However, the experience of Sangakkara and Jayawardene helped Sri Lanka get back on terms and they batted for 50.2 overs together.

Jayawardene fell to Mahmudullah before Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Dinesh Chandimal for 27 and Angelo Mathews for five but Sri Lanka, 1-0 up in the series, will be the happier of the two sides.

With Dilruwan Perera still to bat, they will once again be aiming for a huge first innings score to put the game beyond Bangladesh.

Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep came in for injured pair Rangana Herath and Shaminda Eranga for the tourists while Imrul Kayes, Sohag Gazi and Abdur Razzak replaced Marshall Ayub, Robiul Islam and Rubel Hossain for Bangladesh.

© Cricket World 2014

 
 
Fixtures & Results

27th-31st January: 1st Test, Mirpur
SRI 730-6 dec. bt BAN 232 & 250 by inns. & 248 runs
4th-8th February: 2nd Test, Chittagong
SRI 587 & 305-4d. drew with BAN 426 & 271-3
12th February: 1st T20I, Chittagong
SRI 168-7 beat BAN 166-7 by two runs
14th February: 2nd T20I, Chittagong
SRI 123-7 beat BAN 120 by 3 wickets
17th February: 1st ODI, Dhaka
SRI 180 beat BAN 167 by 13 runs
20th February: 2nd ODI, Mirpur
SRI 289-6 beat BAN 228 by 61 runs
22nd February: 3rd ODI, Mirpur
SRI 241-4 beat BAN 240-8 by 6 wickets