Tamim, Shanto lay strong platform for Bangladesh


Sports Reporter ## Bangladesh have scored 172 runs losing two wickets against Sri Lanka in their first Test at Pallekele International Cricket stadium at Kandy on Wednesday.

For the visiting side, Tamim Iqbal hit an innings of 90 off 101 while Najmul Hossian Shanto is unbeaten on 63 and skipper Mominul Haque on 8 after 42.4 overs.

Bangladesh opener Saif Hasan (0) was judged leg before wicket against pacer Vishwa Fernando.

After that, Tamim and Shanto have formed 144 run partnership in second wicket.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque opted to bat first after winning the toss in the opening Test against Sri Lanka.