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Mahela Jayawardene’s ton takes Sri Lanka’s lead to 370 over Bangladesh in 1st Test

Mahela Jayawardene scored his 33rd Test century © AFP
Mahela Jayawardene scored his 33rd Test century © AFP

Jan 29, 2014

Sri Lanka, replying to Bangladesh‘s first innings total of 232, were at 602 for six at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Mahela Jayawardene was unbeaten on 146 as the tourists increased their lead to 370 runs with four wickets in hand. This was his 33rd Test century.

Captain Angelo Mathews was dismissed for 86 off 162 deliveries. This was his 14th test half-century. Kithuruwan Vithanage was unbeaten on 32 as tea.

The partnership between Jayawardene and Mathews was worth 179 for the sixth wicket. Jayawardene had struck 12 fours and two sixes.

Mathews hit seven fours and one six.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 232 (Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 61; Shaminda Eranga 4 for 49, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 66) trail Sri Lanka 602 for 6 (Dimuth Karunaratne 60, Kaushal Silva 139, Kumar Sangakkara 75, Mahela Jayawardene 146*, Angelo Mathews 86; Shakib Al Hasan 3 for 129) by 370 runs.

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