Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne celebrates after scoring a century against Bangladesh during their first Test. Associated Press
Najmul Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque put on a record stand of 242 as Bangladesh reached an imposing 474-4 on day two of the opening Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shanto took his maiden Test century to 163 while Mominul weighed in with 127
Resuming from an overnight score of 469 for six, the hosts faced 3.3 overs and added 24 runs. Sri Lanka ended the innings when Ramesh Mendis was caught at square leg by Mushfiqur Rahim off Taskin Ahmed. Mendis made 33.
Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal hit centuries as Sri Lanka raised hope of winning the second Test after reducing Bangladesh to 34-4 on day four in Dhaka on Thursday.
Pacer Asitha Fernando (6/51) down an incisive and decisive spell after lunch on the final day of the second Test to break a crucial partnership and trigger a collapse as Sri Lanka thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 10 wickets to win the two-match series 1-0.
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