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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Mominul smashes ton to script stunning draw for hosts

English.news.cn   2014-02-09 07:35:36

DHAKA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Riding on a superb ton by Mominul Haque, Bangladesh has drawn the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Mominul who hit 100 runs off 167 balls contributed largely to the efforts of the hosts to score 467 runs in the second innings on Saturday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, some 242 southeast of capital Dhaka.

The visitors, however, sealed the Sahara Cup two-match Test series as they had won the first match earlier.

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs on the fourth day of the 1st Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka last Thursday.

Chasing Sri Lanka's mammoth 587 runs, Bangladesh managed to score 426 runs on their first innings of the second Test, trailing by 161 runs.

Sri Lanka made another 305-runs in their second innings.

During the fifth and final day's match, Bangladesh scored 271 runs for 3 wickets to end the match in a draw.

With his 319 in the first innings and 105 in the second, Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara was adjudged player of the match. He was also adjudged player of the series.

Veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara reached his maiden triple- century on Wednesday to lead Sri Lanka to a mammoth first innings score of 587 on day two of the second test .

Sangakkara hit his highest test score of 319 runs as the visitors were all out for 587 runs in their first innings.

Shamsur Rahman and Imrul Kayes hit maiden centuries to help Bangladesh's efforts to fight back in their first innings on day three of the second Test.

Sri Lanka cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Jan. 24 to play two Tests, three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 match during the month-long tour. 

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