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Cricket: Bangladesh make 232 in first Sri Lanka Test

Bangladesh, sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, were bowled out for 232 after tea on the opening day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 61 and Shakib Al Hasan made 55. Shaminda Eranga claimed four wickets and new-ball partner Suranga Lakmal took three. str-kl/jta

Cricket: Sri Lanka rock Bangladesh's top order

Seamer Shaminda Eranga claimed two wickets as Sri Lanka reduced Bangladesh to 72-4 in the opening session of the first Test in Dhaka on Monday. The tourists justified their decision to bowl first on a rock-hard pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium by grabbing four wickets with just 59 runs on the board. Debutant opening batsman Shamsur Rahman smashed 33 of those runs with the help of seven boundaries, but failed to build on the fluent start.

Cricket: Dominant Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka produced a professional performance to register their biggest victory over Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test in Dubai, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Paceman Suranga Lakmal took all three wickets to fall on the fifth morning to finish with a career-best 4-78 to wrap up Pakistan's second innings for 359 before Sri Lanka knocked off the meager 137-run target for one wicket. In achieveing the victory, Sri Lanka also defied the cloudy weather in Dubai and rain forecast for later Sunday.

Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by nine wickets in second Test

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test in Dubai on Sunday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Pakistan were bowled out for 359 in their second innings with paceman Suranga Lakmal taking a career-best 4-78 on the fifth and final morning, giving Sri Lanka a target of 137 to win in 80 overs. Openers Dimuth Karunaratne (62 not out) and Kaushal Silva (58) put on 124 for the first wicket before Kumar Sangakkara (nine not out) did the job with 33.4 overs to play for Sri Lanka's biggest win over Pakistan in terms of wickets.

Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test in Dubai on Sunday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Pakistan were bowled out for 359 in their second innings with paceman Suranga Lakmal taking a career-best 4-78 on the fifth and final morning, giving Sri Lanka a target of 137 in a possible 80 overs. Openers Dimuth Karunaratne (62 not out) and Kaushal Silva (58) put on 124 runs before Kumar Sangakkara (nine not out) did the job in 46.2 overs. The first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi. The third and final Test starts in Sharjah from Thursday.

Cricket: Sri Lanka target 137 to win second Test

Sri Lanka needed 137 runs to win the second Test after Pakistan were bowled out for 359 in their second innings on the fifth and final day in Dubai on Sunday. Sri Lankan paceman Suranga Lakmal ended Sarfraz Ahmed's resistance in the fourth over of the day for 74 as Pakistan lost their last three wickets for an addition of 29 runs after resuming at 330-7. Lakmal finished with 4-78 while Nuwan Pradeep, Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath took two wickets apiece.

Cricket: Sri Lanka target 137 to win second Test

Sri Lanka needed 137 runs to win the second Test after Pakistan were bowled out for 359 in their second innings on the fifth and final day in Dubai on Sunday. Sri Lankan paceman Suranga Lakmal ended Sarfraz Ahmed's resistance in the fourth over of the day for 74 as Pakistan lost their last three wickets for an addition of 29 runs after resuming at 330-7. Lakmal finished with 4-78 while Nuwan Pradeep, Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath took two wickets apiece.

Cricket: Bowlers give Sri Lanka edge over Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka owed it to their bowlers for taking the opening day honours against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday. A three-pronged pace and one-man spin attack helped Sri Lanka bowl out Pakistan for just 165 after Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bowl on a seaming Dubai stadium pitch. Paceman Nuwan Pradeep finished with a career best 3-62 while spinner Rangan Herath took 3-26. Fast bowlers Shaminda Eranga (2-25) and Suranga Lakmal (2-45) were also useful in the second session.

Cricket: Bowlers give Sri Lanka edge over Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka owed it to their bowlers for taking the opening day honours against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday. A three-pronged pace and one-man spin attack helped Sri Lanka bowl out Pakistan for just 165 after Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bowl on a seaming Dubai stadium pitch. Paceman Nuwan Pradeep finished with a career-best 3-62 while spinner Rangan Herath took 3-26. Fast bowlers Shaminda Eranga (2-25) and Suranga Lakmal (2-45) were also useful in the second session.

Cricket: Bowlers give Sri Lanka edge over Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka owed it to their bowlers for taking the opening day honours against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday. A three-pronged pace and one-man spin attack helped Sri Lanka bowl out Pakistan for just 165 after Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bowl on a seaming Dubai stadium pitch. Paceman Nuwan Pradeep finished with a career-best 3-62 while spinner Rangan Herath took 3-26. Fast bowlers Shaminda Eranga (2-25) and Suranga Lakmal (2-45) were also useful in the second session.
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