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Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Tamim Iqbal

Sri Lanka restrict Pakistan

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP):

Opener Kaushal Silva notched his second century as Sri Lanka posted 300 and limited Pakistan to 118-5 on day three of the first Test yesterday.

Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad removed the Pakistan openers cheaply, then spinner Rangana Herath dismissed Azhar Ali to reduce Pakistan to 38-3 at tea.

In the rain-curtailed final session, Sri Lanka dismissed the experienced pair of Younis Khan for 47, and captain Misbah-ul-Haq for 20 to put Pakistan in deep trouble. At the crease were Pakistan's last recognised batsmen, Asad Shafiq on 14, and Sarfraz Ahmed with 15.

Returning from a non-bowling broken left hand which cost him the Cricket World Cup, Prasad dismissed Mohammad Hafeez on two in the first over of Pakistan's reply when the opener thick-edged one to third slip. Prasad trapped Ahmed Shehzad leg before wicket on 9 in his next over to reduce Pakistan to 11-2.

Bangladesh beat India

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):

Bangladesh beat India for only the fourth time in 30 one-day internationals and took a big step on Thursday to qualifying for the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman became the second Bangladeshi bowler to claim five-for on debut in the comfortable 79-run win at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

The teenager ran through the much-vaunted India line-up with 5-50, as the visitors were bowled out for 228 in 46 overs in pursuit of 308.

Opener Rohit Sharma was India's highest scorer with 63 off 68 balls.

Bangladesh rode Tamim Iqbal's 60, Soumya Sarkar's 54, and Shakib Al Hasan's 52 to post their highest score of 307 against India.