Dilshan’s blitz puts Lanka in command

Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed an aggressive century to lead Sri Lanka to a commanding 371 for six...

Written by Reuters | Chittagong | Published:January 4, 2009 1:47 am

Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed an aggressive century to lead Sri Lanka to a commanding 371 for six on the opening day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh on Saturday. Sri Lanka were struggling at 75 for four when Dilshan scored a rapid 162 off 165 balls.

SCOREBOARD: Sri Lanka (1st Innings): M Warnapura lbw Ashraful 63,P Jayawardene lbw Mortaza 0,K Sangakkara b Mortaza 5,M Jayawardene c Rahim b Hasan 11,T Samarweera b S Hossain 19,T Dilshan b Enamul 162,C Kapugedera batting 93,C Vaas batting 1,Extras (b-4,lb-6,w-1,nb-6) 17; Total (for 6 wkts) 371

Fall of wickets: 1-1,2-7,3-39,4-75,5-194,6-367

Bowling: Mortaza 20-7-48-2,S. Hossain 14-0-80-1,Shakib 28-5-108-1,Enamul 19-3-70-1,M.Hossain 7-1-36-0,Ashraful 2-0-19-1.

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