Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque plays a shot against Sri Lanka during the second day of their first Test match in Kandy on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne posted hundreds and a double century stand as Sri Lanka reached 291-1 against Bangladesh on an ominous first day of the second test on Thursday. Captain Karunaratne scored 118 for his 12th Test century,
Resuming from an overnight score of 469 for six, the hosts faced 3.3 overs and added 24 runs. Sri Lanka ended the innings when Ramesh Mendis was caught at square leg by Mushfiqur Rahim off Taskin Ahmed. Mendis made 33.
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India, leading 2-1 in the series, struggled to make runs and lost crucial wickets early in the day, including skipper Virat Kohli who failed to score. But Pant put on 113 for the seventh wicket with Sundar to hit back after the England bowlers reduced India to 146 for six at one stage.
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