Sri Lanka seamers bundle Bangladesh out for 232

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal bowls as Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim (L) watches during the first day of their first test cricket match of the series in Dhaka January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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REUTERS - The Sri Lankan seamers shared eight wickets to vindicate captain Angelo Mathews's decision to bowl after winning the toss as Bangladesh were shot out for 232 on the opening day of the first test in Dhaka on Monday.

Sri Lanka, in reply, reached 60 for no loss when stumps were drawn with Dimuth Karunaratne 28 not out and Kaushal Silva unbeaten on 30.

Earlier, Shaminda Eranga picked up four wickets and new-ball partner Suranga Lakmal claimed three. Mathews took the other wicket to fall to the pacemen.

Bangladesh lost four wickets in the morning before captain Mushfiqur Rahim (61) and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (55) stitched together an 86-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Left-hander Shakib's attacking innings came to an end when he was trapped leg before by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath who took two wickets.

Bangladesh also lost Nasir Hossain (four) in the next over as they were reduced to 150 for six.

Mushfiqur then combined with Sohag Gazi (42) in a 53-run partnership for the seventh wicket before the former was trapped leg before by Lakmal.

Bangladesh handed a test debut to 25-year-old opening batsman Shamsur Rahman who made 33.

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene was a last-minute withdrawal due to the death of his father, Dinesh Chandimal taking the gloves for the visitors.

(Writing by Sudipto Ganguly, editing by Tony Jimenez)

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