Bangladesh made a good start to the first Test, reducing Sri Lanka to 73-2 at lunch on the opening day of the match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Sunday (May 15).
Bowler Nayeem Hasan claimed all of those two wickets of Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando
Bangladesh went to lunch with happy mood before filing the report.
Kusal Mendis was batting on 27 with Angelo Mathews, yet to open his account at the first interval of the day.
Fernando made 36 with three fours and one six while Dimuth Karunaratne scored 9 off 17 balls
Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka opted to bat first after winning toss and Fernando looked solid but Nayeem troubled Karunaratne with his wily offspin.
Before the match, a minute's silence was observed at the stadium in the memory of former Australian Test player Andrew Symonds, who died in an auto accident late Saturday night near the northeastern Australian city of Townsville.
BDST: 1354 HRS, MAY 15, 2022