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Sri Lanka declares at 405 takes commanding lead

Sri Lanka declares at 405 takes commanding lead

Sri Lanka declared its second innings at 405 for six wickets after captain Mahela Jayawardene's century helped the visitors take a 520 lead over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first test Tuesday.
Bangladesh suffered an early blow in its chase of Sri Lanka's massive total when opener Imrul Kayes was run out for just 13 runs.
Tamim Iqbal was unbeaten on 24 with Bangladesh at 40-1 in its second innings at the break.
Resuming on 291-4 after a break day Monday for the Bangladesh elections, Jayawardene added 37 runs to his overnight score of 129 before being caught by Junaid Siddique off a Mehrab Hossain delivery.
Jayawardene's 24th test century off 269 balls with 19 boundaries and one six.
His fifth wicket partner Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 47 before he was caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim off a Shakib Al Hasan ball.
Prasanna Jayawardene (3) and Chaminda Vaas (15) were not out when Sri Lanka declared its innings shortly before lunch.
Mashrafe bin Mortaza and Mehrab Hossain took two wickets apiece, while Mahbubul Alam and Shakib Al Hasan got one each.


Updated : 2021-07-27 19:00 GMT+08:00