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Cricket: SL, Bangladesh first test ends in a draw

Cricket: SL, Bangladesh first test ends in a draw

Cricket: SL, Bangladesh first test ends in a draw

By Nathasha De Alwis

05 Feb, 2018 | 6:37 am

The first of the two match test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a draw on Sunday,, February 4 with Bangladesh on 307 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at stumps.

Winning the toss posted a mammoth first innings total of 513 before being bowled out.

Mominul Haq top scored for the home team with 176 runs.

Dilruwan Perera and Suranga Lakmal picked up 4 wickets each.

Sri Lanka responded with 713 for 9 declared with Kusal Mendis hammering 196, Dananjaya De Silva scored 176 runs and Roshen Silva scoring his maiden test century.

Bangladesh suffered early setbacks in their 2nd innings losing their first three wickets for 81 runs.

However, a second century from Mominul Haq enabled the hosts to secure a draw.