The fourth day play of the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is going on at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on Saturday.
Both overnight Sri Lankan batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva brought up century and strung together over two hundred-run stand as they frustrated the Bangladesh bowlers
The hosts trail by 139 runs with seven wickets in hand in their first innings. With the batting-friendly pitch in Kandy in mind, it seems the game is heading towards a draw unless something dramatic happens over the two days. Tigers are trying to happen something such in the match.
Sri Lanka: (120.1 ov) 402/3
On Friday, a couple of strikes late on the day gave Bangladesh a slight edge over Sri Lanka at the end of Day 3 of their first Test as the hosts reached 229-3 in reply to the Tigers’ first innings score of 541-7d .
Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 85 with Dhananjaya de Silva batting on 26 at the other end.
Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan took one wicket each for the tourists.
Earlier, Bangladesh batted for 18 overs in the first session and added 67 runs to their overnight tally before declaring their first innings.