Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 1: Sangakkara dominates Bangladesh with unbeaten 160

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Sangakkara scored his 34th Test century

Sri Lanka veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara absolutely dominated the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong as he scored a breathtaking 160.

Sangakkara was well supported by fellow batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who scored a brilliant half-century.

Despite Sangakkara and Jayawardene doing extremely well later on in the day, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews would have been regretting his decision to bat first as opening batsman Kaushal Silva was given out lbw off the bowling of Sohag Gazi for 11.

Dimuth Karunaratne managed to score 31 runs before he was caught by Mahmudullah at point off the bowling of Al-Amin Hossain.

Sangakkara and Jayawardene stabilised the innings with a magnificent 178-run partnership, during which Sangakkara brought up his 34th Test century and Jayawardene his half-century, before Jayawardene was given out lbw off the bowling of Mahmudullah.

Jayawardene’s fantastic knock of 72 came off 147 balls, which included six boundaries.

Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal kept the runs flowing with a 67-run partnership, during which Sangakkara surpassed the 150-run mark, before Chandimal was caught by Imrul Kayes at point off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan for 27.

Mathews failed to have an impact with the bat as he was clean bowled by Al Hasan for just five runs.

Sangakkara and Kithuruwan Vithanage amassed an unbeaten two-run partnership before the umpires decided to bring play to an end for the day.

Sangakkara finished on 160 off 245 balls, which included 19 boundaries and three sixes, while Vithanage has yet to score a run.

Al Hasan was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers with two wickets, while Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah and Gazi all chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Sri Lanka ended the day on 314/5 and will continue batting tomorrow at 09:30 local time or 03:30 GMT.

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