Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first in the 1st Test against Bangladesh being played at Mirpur on Jan 27, 2014.
Sri Lanka is touring Bangladesh to play two Tests, two T20’s and three ODI’s before the Asia Cup begins on Feb 25, 2014. Check the schedule here.
Sri Lanka had a setback after their wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardene had to fly back home for family reasons. Dinesh Chandimal will keep wickets.
Ban vs SL 1st Test live scorecard
Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep miss todays Test. For Bangladesh, Shamsur Rahman made his ODI debut becoming the 71st Test cricketer. He replaced Anamul Haque. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak made way for pacer Robiul Islam.
When latest reports came in, the score was 35 for the loss of one wicket in nine over. Follow the ball-by-ball live score here.
Channel 9 will be telecasting the series live in Bangladesh, Geo Super and Ptv Sports in Pakistan.
Viewers in the U.K can watch the match live on Sky Sports while Star Cricket will be broadcast in Sri lanka, UAE and other Asian countries.
Willow Tv will be live streaming the series at its Youtube channel for viewers in the U.S.
The squads are as below:
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Al-Ameen Hossain, Robiul Islam and Rubel Hossain.
Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath and Suranga Lakmal.
The highlights can be watched here after the first day’s play.