Maiden tons put Sri Lanka on top

Mar 10, 2013, 01:51 IST | AFP

Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal cracked maiden Test centuries to put Sri Lanka in command on the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh in Galle on Saturday.

Southpaw Thirimanne hit a solid 155 not out and Chandimal an unbeaten 116 as the hosts declared their first innings closed at 570-4 after adding 209 to their overnight total of 361-3 for the loss of just one wicket. Bangladesh were 135-2 in their first innings at stumps, with Mohd Ashraful unbeaten on 65 and Mominul Haque 35 not out. 

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