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Herath restricts Bangladesh

Herath restricts Bangladesh
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Colombo (AFP): Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath bagged five wickets as Bangladesh were bowled out for 240 in their first innings on the opening day of the...

ha2Colombo (AFP): Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath bagged five wickets as Bangladesh were bowled out for 240 in their first innings on the opening day of the second and final Test in Colombo on Saturday. The left-arm spinner finished with 5-68, his 15th haul of five or more wickets in a Test innings, while fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara took three wickets as the tourists were all out in the last session after being put in to bat. Sri Lanka lost opener Tillakaratne Dilshan for no score before reaching 18-1 in reply at stumps. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was unbeaten on 12 with Kumar Sangakkara (three not out). Mominul Haque, who made 55 on debut in the drawn first Test in Galle, top-scored for Bangladesh with an impressive 64. Nasir Hossain (48), opener Jahurul Islam (33) and Sohag Gazi (32) were the other main scorers. Herath dismissed skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (seven) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (eight) in four overs in the second session before removing Mominul, Gazi and Nasir in the last. Brief Scores: Bangladesh first innings: 240 (Mominul Haque 64, Rangana Herath 5/68, Nuwan Kulasekhara 3/54); Sri Lanka first innings 18/1.
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