Sri Lanka 92-5 at lunch after Khaled strikes

Khaled Ahmed claimed three early wickets.Shamsul Hoque

Khaled Ahmed claimed three early wickets as Bangladesh steamrollered Sri Lanka's top half in the opening session of the first Test in Sylhet today, Friday.

Sri Lanka were 92-5 at lunch with skipper Dhananjaya de Silva battling to salvage their innings on 25, alongside Kamindu Mendis on 11.

Khaled returns Dimuth Karunaratne with a brilliant delivery.
Shamsul Hoque

Khaled justified skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto's decision to bowl first on a green surface, forcing opener Nishan Madushka (two) to give a catch to Mehidy Hasan at third slip at the end of the second over.

Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis made 37 runs for the second wicket before Khaled struck again when Mendis knocked the pacer's delivery to Zakir Hasan at gully.

Bangladesh team rejoice after taking a wicket in the first session.
Shamsul Hoque

Mendis departed on 16 and Khaled bowled Karunaratne with an in-swinger in the same over for 17. Najmul ran out Angelo Mathews for just five with a direct throw to compound Sri Lanka's early woes.

Shoriful Islam joined the party when he removed Dinesh Chandimal for nine, with Mehidy grabbing his second catch of the morning from down low at leg slip.

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Kamindu was dropped in the next ball by Mahmudul Hasan before he saw off the session with De Silva.

Sri Lanka have never lost a Test series to Bangladesh. The second and final match of the series will be played in Chittagong from 30 March.