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Subashis Roy gives early break through for Tigers

Sun Online Desk     7th March, 2017 10:16:46 printer

Subashis Roy gives early break through for Tigers

Subashis Roy gives the early break through for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in the first test at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday.


He clean bowled Sri Lanka opener WU Tharanga for 4 runs in the 6th over of the match.


Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis were on batting, scoring 16 off 26 balls and 0 runs off 3 balls respectively.


Earlier, Sri Lanka captain HMRKB Herath has won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in the first test of the two-match series at Galle International Stadium on Tuesday.


Bangladesh have three changes - Sabbir, Rabbi and Taijul sit out, Mustafizur, Liton and Subashis are in The XI.


The match begins at 10:30 am (BST).


Mushfiqur Rahim-led Bangladesh reached  Sri Lanka on February 27 to paly two test, three ODI and two Twenty20 matches.


The last time Bangladesh came to Galle, they played on perhaps the flattest pitch seen in Sri Lanka this decade - one which saw the visitors amass 638, while Mushfiqur Rahim hit his nation's first ever international double-hundred.


Bangladesh registered the second draw against Sri Lanka in their 16th Test meeting at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong in February 2014.


Since September 2001, both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka faced each other for 16 times in the longer version of cricket with Sri Lanka bagging 14 victories.


The Tigers have recorded just three wins of their 45 away Tests -- two against West Indies in July 2009 and one against Zimbabwe in April 2013 -- but shown considerable improvement since the last victory in overseas.


Bangladesh won four Tests, drawn five and conceded only three defeats since 2014. It has showed impressive recent form against New Zealand and then India in away matches despite losing in both countries.


Sri Lanka have a formidable record at home and beat Australia 3-0 in the last series that they hosted in August 2016.


Bangladesh, by contrast, have only won three of their Test matches on the road since gaining full status 17 years ago although they have shown recent signs of improvement and beat England in a home Test late last year.


The last series between the two sides in Sri Lanka in 2014 saw the hosts win one of the Tests by 248 runs while the second was a draw.


Sri Lanka Squad


FDM Karunaratne, WU Tharanga, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal, N Dickwella†, DAS Gunaratne, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath*, RAS Lakmal, CBRLS Kumara, PADLR Sandakan


Bangladesh Squad


Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim*, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das†, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Subashis Roy