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1st Test, Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2012-13

Apr 11, 2014: Wisden's review of the 1st Test, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2012-13

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
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