At lunch break of day one of the Chattogram Test, Sri Lanka posted 73 for two in 24 overs after they opted to bat first winning the toss.
Nayeem Hasan, the off-spinner, bagged two wickets for the hosts including the Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne (8) in the eighth over of the innings.
After Karunaratne, Nayeem removed Oshada Fernando (36) who was set well in the wicket.
Nayeem was not in the squad for this series. But a finger injury to Mehidy Hasan Miraz paved the way for Nayeem. He managed to justify his place at the first chance.
After the openers were sent back, Kusal Mendis and veteran Angelo Mathews paired up in the third wicket stand. Mendis scored 27 while Mathews is yet to score a run.
Both teams enjoyed an even session at the start of the Chattogram Test where the wicket looks good to bat on.
Bangladesh secured the service of Shakib Al Hasan in this Test who was doubtful of his fitness. The allrounder just recovered from Covid-19.
This series is a part of the ICC World Test Championship. Bangladesh played six matches in this event and won only a match against New Zealand.