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Sri Lanka extend lead to 231 runs against Bangladesh in 1st Test

Mahela Jayawardene is batting on 83 © AFP
Mahela Jayawardene is batting on 83 © AFP

Dhaka: Jan 29, 2014

Sri Lanka, replying to Bangladesh‘s first innings total of 232, were at 463 for five at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Mahela Jayawardene was unbeaten on 83 and captain Angelo Mathews was on 46 as the tourists increased their lead to 231 runs with five wickets in hand.

The day started with Sri Lanka at 375 for five. Jayawardene and Mathews went unbeaten till the lunch session. Jayawardene is nearing his 33rd Test century and Mathews is closing in on his 14th half-century.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 232 (Shakib Al Hasan 55, Mushfiqur Rahim 61; Shaminda Eranga 4 for 49, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 66) trail Sri Lanka 463 for 5 (Dimuth Karunaratne 60, Kaushal Silva 139, Kumar Sangakkara 75, Mahela Jayawardene 83*; Shakib Al Hasan 3 for 129) by 231 runs.

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