Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne posted hundreds and a double century stand as Sri Lanka reached 291-1 against Bangladesh overnight on an ominous first day of the second test. Captain Karunaratne scored 118 for his 12th test century, then Thirimanne hammered his third century and second this year. He was caught by Liton Das off Taskin Ahmed for 140 runs when play commenced this morning. Oshada Fernando is on 66 and Pathum Nissanka is yet to get off the mark. Sri Lanka were 335 runs for 4 wickets short while ago.
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