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Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan slam tons as Sri Lanka’s lead surges to 162 against Bangladesh

Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan slam tons as Sri Lanka's lead surges to 162 against Bangladesh

Kumar Sangakkara (L) and Tillakaratne Dilshan have added 213 runs for the second wicket © AFP

Galle: Mar 12, 2013

Sri Lanka batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan completed centuries to help their side extend second innings lead to 162 against Bangladesh on Day Five of the opening Test at Galle.

Sri Lanka were 230 for one at lunch on the final day.

Dilshan cracked nine boundaries to reach 120 not out from 176 balls, whereas Sangakkara remained unbeaten on 105 from 170 balls and 10 boundaries to dominate the first session’s play.

Earlier on the fourth day, opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was unbeaten on 63 while Kumar Sangakkara reached 49 not out as Sri Lanka were 116 for one on Day Four of the opening Test against Bangladesh at Galle on Monday.

Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi to crack a double-century while Nasir Hossain hit a maiden ton as the tourists gained a 68-run lead in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Skipper Rahim hit a solid 200 and Hossain an impressive 100 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 638, their highest total in 76 Tests, in reply to Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 570/4 declared.

Rahim’s memorable moment came in the second over after lunch when he pushed paceman Nuwan Kulasekara for a single to the covers on a day when Mohammad Ashraful (190) missed out on his own Test double-hundred.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rahim, 24, was trapped leg-before by Kulasekara in the same over, but not before helping Bangladesh surpass their previous highest Test total of 556 against the West Indies in Dhaka last year.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 570 for 4 decl. and 230 for 1 (Tillakaratne Dilshan 120*, Kumar Sangakkara 105*; Shahadat Hossain 1 for 33) lead Bangladesh 638 (Mushfiqur Rahim 200, Mohammad Ashraful 190; Tillakaratne Dilshan 2 for 75) by 162 runs.

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