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As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 5


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Mar 12, 2013 at 04:12pm IST

Live updates from day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle international stadium.

Bangladesh second innings:

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End of over 22: Bangladesh 70 for 1 at stumps: That is it. The players shake hands as the match ends in a draw. Both the teams dominated with the bat but not much with the ball. This is for the first time Bangladesh have drawn a Test match against Sri Lanka. Mushfiqur Rahim was the star for Bangladesh as he scored a brilliant double ton and became the first Bangladesh batsman to do so. Kumar Sangakkara scored hundreds in both of the innings.

As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 5

Mohammad Ashraful is holding the fort for Bangladesh along with Jahurul Islam. (Getty Images)

End of over 19: Bangladesh 57 for 1: Angelo Mathews has used all his bowlers to break the deadlock but Ashraful and Islam have denied so far and going along strongly. Bangladesh need another 211 runs to win and just 18 overs are remaining in this match. Umpires can speak to both the captains very soon.

End of over 11: Bangladesh 33 for 1: No further success for Sri Lanka as both Jahurul Islam and Mohammad Ashraful are going along steadily. Islam is on 23 and Ashraful is on 7. They need another 234 runs to win with minimum of 25 overs remaining.

End of over 2: Bangladesh 2 for 1: Eranga provides the much needed early boost to Sri Lanka. He bowled Anamul Haque over for 1. Bangladesh are in a spot of bother as centurion from the first innings Mohammad Ashraful arrives in the middle.

Sri Lanka second innings:

End of over 83: Sri Lanka 335 for 4: Sri Lanka have declared their innings on 335 for 4 as they have the lead of 267. Bangladesh need 268 runs to win which seems impossible at the moment since just onbe more session to go.

End of over 81: Sri Lanka 320 for 4: Mahmudullah is proving to be a surprise package for Bangladesh. He picked up his third for the day as he bowled over Vithanage for 59. It was straight delivery and Vithanage missed the line completely and lost his stumps.

End of over 80: Sri Lanka 313 for 3: Mathews and Vithanage have already shared a partnership of 63 runs. The debutant Vithanage raised his fifty and becomes the 8th batsman for Sri Lanka to score a fifty in debut Test. Mathews is batting on 25 off 39 balls. Tea is not far away and after that umpires might take a call to end the match if both the captains agree.

End of over 73: Sri Lanka 271 for 3: Vithanage and captain Angelo Mathews are going nicely so far. One can't see much urgency in their batting as both of them is not pushing the run rate. Though, it is a good opportunity for Vithanage to prove his worth. He is batting on 28 and Mathews is on 6.

End of over 67: Sri Lanka 249 for 3: Another centurion, Tillakaratne Dilshan departs for 126. The bowler is Mahmudullah again. Dilshan tried to hit the ball out of the park over mid-wicket but Abul Hasan in the deep picked up a great catch. Sri Lanka are leading by 181 runs.

End of over 61: Sri Lanka 230 for 2: Mushfiqur Rahim is a relieved man now as Mahmudullah picks up Sangakkara for 105. Earlier, Rahim dropped Sangakkara twice and he went on to score a century. The debutant Kithuruwan Vithanage has joined Dilshan in the middle.

End of over 60: Sri Lanka 230 for 1 at lunch: A dominating session for sri Lanka comes to an end. Both the overnight batsmen Dilshan and Sangakkara notched up their hundreds as Sri Lanka took a lead of 162 runs already. Dilshan is batting on 120 and Sangakkara is on 105.

End of over 56: Sri Lanka 214 for 1: Sangakkara punches the ball to the long-off region to pick up a single and with that he reached his hundred. Both the batsmen are looking in complete control as the pitch remains flat as it was last four days. Sri Lanka are leading by 150.

End of over 49: Sri Lanka 199 for 1: Dilshan has raised his ton in brutal manner as he is batting on 102 now. On the other side Sangakkara is on 92. Sri Lanka leading by 131 runs at the moment.

End of over 43: Sri Lanka 165 for 1: Both the batsmen have pressed the accelerator harder and scoring much more freely. Dilshan is batting on 91 and Sangakkara is on 70. Currently, they are leading by 97 runs.

End of over 36: Sri Lanka 140 for 1: Two most experienced batsmen of Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan are taking their innings forward. It will be interesting to see their tactics whether they go after the bowling or not? They are leading by 74 runs at the moment.

End of over 31: Sri Lanka 118 for 1: Fifth day's play has started. Only one over has been bowled and Sri Lanka have added two runs to take their lead to 50. Meanwhile Kumar Sangakkara has reached his fifty. He was dropped yesterday on 13 by Mushfiqur Rahim.

Day 4 Summary: It was a day that mostly belonged to Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim became the first batsman to score a double ton for Bangladesh after Ashraful fell for 190. Nasir Hossain also chipped in with a hundred to give Bangladesh a lead of 68 runs. Sri Lanka, in their second innings lost only one wicket that of Dimuth Karunaratne and already overhauled the lead. Currently, Sri Lanka are leading by 48 runs with Dilshan and Sangakkara are in the middle.

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