Tuesday 28 January 2014 

Silva Scores Maiden Century As Sri Lanka Build Lead

Kaushal Silva celebrates his century
Kaushal Silva celebrates after reaching his maiden Test century against Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka 375-5 (Silva 139, Sangakkara 75) v
Bangladesh 232 (Mushfiqur Rahim 66)
First Test, Mirpur, day two
Scorecard | Day One

Kaushal Silva scored his maiden Test century as Sri Lanka dominated day two of the opening Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur to close 143 runs ahead.

Silva, who registered scores of 81 and 95 during the recent Test series against Pakistan, made it to three figures on this occasion before Sri Lanka closed on 375 for five replying to Bangladesh's 232.

There were also half-centuries for Kumar Sangakkara (75) and Dimuth Karunaratne (59) as Sri Lanka remained in control.

However, Bangladesh fought back late on by taking two wickets in seven balls prior to stumps with Shakib Al Hasan bowling Dinesh Chandimal for 40 and Sohag Gazi removing nightwatchman Suranga Lakmal for a duck.

But with a healthy lead, Mahela Jayawardene unbeaten on 42, and batting to come through Angelo Mathews, Kithruwan Vithanage and Dilruwan Perera, Sri Lanka will be disappointed if they are not able to bat Bangladesh out of the game from this position.

© Cricket World 2014

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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