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Kumar Sangakkara’s ton helps Sri Lanka go past Bangladesh’s total on Day 2

Kumar Sangakkara's ton helps Sri Lanka go past Bangladesh's total on Day 2

Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 127 at the end of second day’s play in the second Test against Bangladesh at Colombo © AFP

Colombo: Mar 17, 2013

Sri Lanka went past Bangladesh‘s first innings total of 240 to take a 54-run lead on Day Two as Kumar Sangakkara slammed his third consecutive Test century with able support from Dinesh Chandimal who also notched up a 100 on Day Two of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Colombo.

Sangakkara and Chandimal put on a partnership of 195 runs for the fifth wicket as the Bangladesh bowler failed to get a breakthrough.

Chandimal was on 102 when Rubel Hossain dislodged his off-stump against the run of play to give the visitors a much-needed wicket.

At the end of the day, Sangakkara was unbeaten on 127 with Nuwan Kulasekara(2) for company as Sri Lanka end the day at 294 for six.

Earlier, Sangakkara and Chandimal hit impressive half-centuries to help Sri Lanka reach 175 for four in their first innings at tea.

Sri Lanka were struggling at 69 for four before left-handed Sangakkara (75 not out) and Chandimal (53 not out) put on 106 for the unfinished fifth-wicket stand to steady the innings on the second day in Colombo.

Sangakkara, who scored a century in each innings of the drawn first Test in Galle, also completed 6,000 Test runs at home during his 173-ball knock.

Bangladesh, who struck three times in the morning session in the space of 30 runs to put Sri Lanka under pressure, went wicketless in the afternoon as Sangakkara and Chandimal applied themselves remarkably well.

The hosts added 157 runs to their overnight total of 18 for one.

Sangakkara played some aggressive shots, driving paceman Abul Hasan through the covers and then firmly cutting in the same over for two fours. He reached his half-century when he pulled off-spinner Sohag Gazi for a boundary.

Chandimal, who made a hundred in the last match, has so far hit four boundaries, including three in an over from Gazi.

Bangladesh dominated the first session as Abul, Robiul Islam and Gazi each took one wicket.

Dimuth Karunaratne added five to his overnight score of 12 before he was caught by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Abul while Lahiru Thirimanne was also caught behind, off paceman Robiul.

Thirimanne, who scored a century in the last match, failed to open his account this time.

Gazi put more pressure on Sri Lanka when he had skipper Angelo Mathews (16) caught by Mohammad Mahmudullah in the slips.

Sri Lanka’s left-arm spinner Rangana Herath on Saturday finished with five for 68 as Bangladesh were bowled out in the final session. Mominul Haque top-scored for the tourists with 64.

(With inputs from AFP)

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 240 (Mominul Haque 64, Nasir Hossain 48; Rangana Herath 5 for 68) trail Sri Lanka 294 for 6 (Kumar Sangakkara 127*, Dinesh Chandimal 102; Rubel Hossain 2 for 41, Robiul Islam 2 for 52) by 54 runs

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