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Sri Lanka elects to bat in 2nd test vs. Bangladesh

February 4, 2014

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat first in the second test against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka made two changes, with Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep taking the places of bowlers Rangana Herath and Shaminda Eranga. Herath has a knee injury while Eranga has a thigh strain, with both flying back to Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Bangladesh made three changes to its team, with Imrul Kayes returning after a long absence from the team, and Mahmud Ullah and Abdur Razzak also coming in to replace Marshall Ayub, Robiul Islam, and Rubel Hossain.

Sri Lanka won the first test by an innings and 248 runs.

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Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Mahmud Ullah, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Al-Amin Hossain.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Praddep, Ajantha Mendis.