Feb 5, 2014
After Kumar Sangakkara’s monumental triple hundred grabbed the limelight earlier in the day, Bangladesh recovered well after pacer Suranga Lamkal bowled Bangladesh’s enigmatic opener in the first over for a duck. Sri Lanka would have been licking their lips to get a few more wickets by the close of play, but Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rehman looked solid at the crease to see off any threat.
Sri Lanka is missing the lynchpin of their bowling attack, Rangana Herath due to injury and as a result, unable to make inroads in the final session of the day’s play on a wicket that has little sign of any demons.
Sri Lanka 587 ( Kumar Sangakkara 319, Mahela Jayawardene 72, Ajantha Mendis 47; Shakib Al Hasan 5 for 148, Nasir Hossain 2 for 16) lead Bangladesh 86 for 1 (Shamsur Rahman 45*, Imrul Kayes 36*) by 501 runs.
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