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Poor pitches make a mockery of the game

Mar 27, 2013: When cricket becomes a lottery because of the playing surface, it's not fair on the players or the viewers

Aakash Chopra

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, 5th day, Galle

One of Bangladesh's best Test results

Mar 12, 2013: For a side that has lost an overwhelming majority of their Tests, a draw - whether on a featherbed or not - is a result to savour

Mohammad Isam in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

No bite, no contest

Mar 12, 2013: The uncharacteristically flat track in Galle led to a snoozefest which denied Sri Lanka a chance of going 1-up at their most bankable venue

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, 5th day, Galle

Mushfiqur thrilled with Bangladesh effort

Mar 12, 2013: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has called the team's first-ever drawn Test match against Sri Lanka "a huge achievement"

Mohammad Isam in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Shahadat gets a message

Mar 12, 2013: Plays of the day from the fifth day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Mohammad Isam and Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Eight tons in Galle stalemate

Mar 12, 2013: Sri Lanka had to live with a high-scoring draw in Galle, which had a record-equaling eight centuries from both sides over five sapping days of Test cricket

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Mushfiqur sets new benchmarks

Mar 11, 2013: Mushfiqur Rahim has matured as a batsman and captain, and one of his immediate goals is to improve Bangladesh's record in away Tests

Mohammad Isam in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

More work to be done before draw - Mushfiqur

Mar 11, 2013: Mushfiqur Rahim was wary of the work still ahead for Bangladesh to achieve an encouraging draw in the first Test in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Nasir pleased he 'could see it through'

Mar 11, 2013: Nasir Hossain was pleased to have reached his maiden Test century, after squandering a couple of chances late last year

Mohammad Isam in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Dilshan drops a dolly

Mar 11, 2013: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Mohammad Isam and Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

New highs for Mushfiqur and Bangladesh

Mar 11, 2013: Bangladesh put forward their best batting display ever in Test cricket as they piled up 638 in their first innings of the Galle Test

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Mushfiqur double-ton takes Bangladesh to record total

Mar 11, 2013: After the captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a double-century, Nasir Hossain brought up his maiden century help Bangladesh pass their highest Test score of 556, ending with 638

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Ashraful surprises once more

Mar 10, 2013: Mohammad Ashraful's career has been marked by surprising innings. This can be added near to the top of that heap.

Mohammad Isam in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Ford expects Herath to be factor

Mar 10, 2013: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has been surprised at how flat the Galle track has been, but still expects spin to play a major part in the last two days

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Pitch exposes Sri Lanka's bowling woes

Mar 10, 2013: The lacklustre display by Sri Lanka's bowlers on the third day in Galle may have spurned the opportunity created by their batsmen to take a series lead

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd Day

Ashraful shelves risk for discipline

Mar 10, 2013: Mohammad Ashraful, through the course of this innings, played with greater restraint and self-control, shelving certain high-risk shots

Mohammad Isam in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Nelson nearly strikes again

Mar 10, 2013: Plays of the Day from the third day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Ashraful, Mushfiqur in tremendous partnership

Mar 10, 2013: Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim batted like they were unfazed by Sri Lanka's record in Galle, smashing big centuries and breaking records

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Thirimanne's coming of age

Mar 9, 2013: Despite a slow start in Test cricket, Lahiru Thirimanne already looks the most complete of Sri Lanka's young batsmen

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Anamul regrets throwing away disciplined start

Mar 9, 2013: Anamul Haque regretted how he was dismissed in his debut Test innings, but was hopeful that Mohammad Ashraful and Mominul Haque could take Bangladesh ably forward in the Galle Test

Mohammad Isam in Galle
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