Sri Lanka in control in Dhaka

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Sri Lanka were in a strong position at stumps on day one of the first Test in Dhaka, sitting on 60 for none after bowling Bangladesh out for 232 in the evening session.

Sri Lanka were in a strong position at stumps on day one of the first Test in Dhaka, sitting on 60 for none after bowling Bangladesh out for 232 in the evening session.

The visitors thus only trailed by 172 runs, with Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne going at three to the over. Earlier in the day, Shakib-al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim's half centuries had saved the Tigers from complete collapse.

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, and the Tigers were soon four down for 59 runs. Tamim Iqbal, Marshall Ayub and Mominul Haque were all out for single figures.

Debutant Shamsur Rehman made it to 33 before being dismissed by Shaminda Eranga, leaving Shakib and Rahim to steady the ship, They put on a partnership of 86 in the afternoon, with Shakib making 55.

He was trapped LBW by Herath just before tea, and Nasir Hussain followed soon after for four, also out to Eranga. Rahim went into the tea break on 55, while spinner Sohag Gazi was on 21.

When Rahim departed for 61 soon after tea, Gazi pushed the run rate up with a flurry of boundaries, racing to double his tea score in 56 balls. He was unable to reach his fifty though, as he became Suranga Lakmal's third wicket.

The rest of the order was dismissed by Rangana Herath and Eranga, who took two and four wickets respectively, leaving Sri Lanka with 19 overs to see out at the end of the day. At the close, Kaushal was on 30 and Karunaratne on 28.

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