Kusal Mendis’ unbeaten 166 guides Sri Lanka to amass 321/4 on Day One

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 321 for 4 wickets Kusal Mendis 166* Asela Gunaratne 85 ,Dimuth Karunaratne 30 Niroshan Dickwella 14*At the end of day one in the First Test match against Bangladesh

which commenced at the Galle International cricket stadium Sri Lanka were well placed having amassed 322 runs for the loss of only four wickets.

Sri Lanka skipper Rangana Herath won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that promised a lot of runs. Sri Lanka’s new opening pair of Upul Sri Lanka skipper Rangana Herath won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that promised a lot of runs. Sri Lanka’s new opening pair of Upul Thranga and Dimuth Karunaratne failed to give a promising start as Tharanga was clean bowled for only four runs with the score on 15 in the 6th over.

Young Kusal Mendis who needed a good score to secure his place in the team batted almost the entire day to be unbeaten on 166 which included 18 fours and two sixes. This was his second Test century. Along with Asela Gunaratne who continued his good form in the shorter formats in South Africa and Australia Mendis added 196 valuable runs for the fourth wicket after Dinesh Chandimal was dismissed for 9 runs having faced 55 balls with the score on 92 .Asela Gunaratne’s contribution was 85 runs which included 7 fours. Niroshan Dickwella joined Kusal Mendis to take the score to 321 runs for the loss of four wickets in 88 overs ay close of play..

Young Kusal Mendis who needed a good score to secure his place in the team batted almost the entire day to be unbeaten on 166 which included 18 fours and two sixes. This was his second Test century. Along with Asela Gunaratne who continued his good form in the shorter formats in South Africa and Australia Mendis added 196 valuable runs for the fourth wicket after Dinesh Chandimal was dismissed for 9 runs having faced 55 balls with the score on 92 .Asela Gunaratne’s contribution was 85 runs which included 7 fours. Niroshan Dickwella joined Kusal Mendis to take the score to 321 runs for the loss of four wickets in 88 overs ay close of play..

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