Sri Lanka pass 700 in Bangladesh 1st Test

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A wicket to all the three frontline Sri Lankan spinners showcases that they are upbeat with the prospect of going into the second Test with a 1-0 lead and it will need some character not to surrender against them.

Spare a thought for the left-arm spinner Taiujul Islam, who alone sent down 67.3 overs, picking up figures of 4/219 for his toil.

Bangladesh will have to fight without their two most experienced batsmen on the fifth day against Sri Lanka.


Roshen Silva scored century, in just his second Test, played with impeccable composure and was rewarded with his maiden Test ton. The 29-year-old has had to wait a long time for worldwide recognition but he has seized his chance, playing with the assuredness of a seasoned campaigner, albeit on a batsman's paradise of a track. The de Silva-Mendis partnership is now the highest for any wicket for Sri Lanka in Bangladesh.

The interval again proved profitable for Taijul (4-219), who skittled Suranga Lakmal (9) with the third ball after tea and when he trapped Rangana Herath (24) in front Sri Lanka decided enough was enough. It has been in so many occasions that Bangladesh crumbled under self-inflicted pressure in their second innings after stupendous performance in their first essay. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur both got out trying to defend, while Imrul Kayes' was caught at square leg off a soft lap sweep.

Rangana Herath (1-22) provided the flawless finish Sri Lanka were hoping for as he had Mushfiqur Rahim (2) caught at silly mid-off in the final delivery before stumps after the ball took the inside edge on to the boot before Kusal Mendis grabbed it.


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