jamuna sports desk: Sri Lanka faced early jolts as Cutter master Mustafizur Rahman and spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz picked up three early wickets in the first hour of Day-1 of the 2nd match of Joy Bangla Cup series at P Sara Oval, Colombo on Wednesday.
Mustafiz made the early breakthrough in the Bangladesh's 100th Test dismissing Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne (7 off 32b; 1x4) in the fifth over of the innings.
Left-hand Karunaratne was caught by Miraz at gully when he was trying to play a cover drive of a Mustafiz outside off stump bowling, leaving the team at 13/1 in 8.4 overs.
Three overs later, Miraz picked up BKG Mendis by delivering a tricky ball which dipped on Mendis as he lunged a long way forward but this one held its line.
Bangladesh's skipper-cum wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim rode the bounce, collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off. Miraz did his job in the 5th delivery of 3rd spell.
Young spinner Miraz hit again in the 16th over dismissing left-hand batsman Upul Tharanga when the hosts were at 35/3.
Dinesh Chandimal and Asela Gunaratne were batting on 8 and 0 runs respectively till filing this report at 11:50 am.