[caption id="attachment_683549" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-683549" alt="Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batman to hit century in each innings of a Test AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Mominul-Haque-afp.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batman to hit century in each innings of a Test AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Mominul Haque and Liton Das shared 106 runs in a crucial stand for the fourth wicket to help <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a> edge closer to safety in the first Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> Sunday. The hosts reached 187 for 3 at lunch on the fifth day in Chittagong, needing just 13 runs to make Sri Lanka bat again after resuming on 81 for 3 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Mominul, who top scored with 176 in the first innings, batted sensibly again to be 70 not out at the break. <p></p> <p></p>Liton Das (47 not out) gave him perfect company as he closed in on his third Test fifty. Sri Lanka held a 200-run first innings lead after posting a mammoth 713 for 9 declared in reply to Bangladesh's 513. They were hoping to carry their momentum to the final day after picking up a wicket off the last ball on Saturday when Rangana Herath removed Mushfiqur Rahim. <p></p> <p></p>But Mominul, 18 not out overnight, batted with confidence, hitting a six straight over the head of left-arm spinner Herath in the fifth over. A short ball from Lahiru Kumara struck Mominul on the helmet but he appeared unfazed and scored a single off the next ball, becoming the highest run scorer for Bangladesh in a single Test match. Mominul, who reached 56 with the single, overtook Tamim Iqbal's aggregate of 231 runs against Pakistan in Khulna in 2015.