Tigers take highest lead in an away series
Bangladesh has so far generated a notable performance in the memorable occasion of 100th Test match. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan exhibited a remarkable effort in the field on Friday achieving his fifth Test hundred and accompanied the rest of the five batsmen Bangladesh left in the third day. The 21 year old debutant Mosaddek Hossain applied his batting gleefully to make 75 runs off 155 balls.
Flurry of wicket loss in the last session of day two dispatched Bangladesh into a threating position but luckily the phenomenon did not show up in the next day. The visiting side scored 102 runs in the first session losing a single wicket and added another 112 runs in the mid-session with another wicket to lose.
Few records are written today at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. When the visitors were bowled out scoring 467 runs, they were 129 runs ahead of Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 338 runs. The lead is the highest Bangladesh could ever take in an away series.
Before the series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh took 109 runs lead against Zimbabwe in Harare back in 2013.