Sri Lanka Dominates Day One with Commanding Display

Sri Lanka Shines: Day One Domination Unveiled!

Sri Lanka Dominates Day One with Commanding Display


Following a resounding victory in Sylhet, Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva chose to bat first after winning the toss. The Sri Lankan openers set the stage perfectly, weathering the new ball and adding 96 runs for the first wicket.

Despite losing Nishan Madushka to a run out at 57, Sri Lanka continued their march forward, bolstered by substantial contributions from Dimuth Karunaratne (86) and Kusal Mendis (93).

While both batsmen fell short of their respective centuries, their efforts propelled Sri Lanka to a commanding position at the end of day one.

Impressive performances from Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis have put Sri Lanka firmly in control. #WTC25 | #BANvSL :

At the close of play, Karunaratne expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance, noting that a total above 300 worked to their advantage. He added that the pitch was not flat and would favour the bowlers in the later stages.

“Batting here is not easy. There’s some movement for the fast bowlers,” Karunaratne said. “The initial overs are tough, and we have to play defensively. We know that once the ball softens, we can score some runs.

“The spinners bowled well, but there wasn’t much on offer for them. Later, it will be a good wicket for the bowlers.”

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Karunaratne, one of the batsmen dismissed by Mahmud, also commended the emerging group of Bangladesh seamers, including the young Hasan Mahmud who ended the day with figures of 2/64.

“There are some promising fast bowlers coming up. These are positive signs for the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Hasan (Mahmud) has bowled exceptionally well, maintaining good areas and consistency.

“He troubled the openers, but we knew that once the ball softened, runs would start flowing.”

Sri Lanka leads the two-Test series, a part of the ICC World Test Championship, 1-0 after defeating the hosts by 328 runs in Sylhet.