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The first test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ended in a draw yesterday. However it was a historical match with many records.
Sri Lanka batting first declared the first innings for 570 for the loss of 4 wickets. Although it was envisaged that the Sri Lankan score was high for the Bangladesh team, they made a big surprise by scoring their first ever high score in a test match of 638 runs in their first innings.
In the second innings Sri Lanka declared at 335 runs for the loss of 4 wickets which required the Bangladesh team to score 268 runs in their second innings to win the test. However, they were able to score only 70 runs for the loss of one wicket at close of play on the final day yesterday.
This test match was a galore for centuries and there were 8 centuries throughout the match including a double century scored by the Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Another Bangladesh player Mohamed Ashraful missed a double century by ten runs. Kumar Sangakkara made centuries in both innings.
The details of centuries made in the match are as follows:
Mushfiqur Rahim 200 (22 fours and one six)
Mohamed Ashraful 190 (20 fours and one six)
Lahiru Thirimanne (Not Out) 155 (14 fours)
Kumar Sangakkara (First innings) 142 (16 fours and 3 sixes)\
Kumar Sangakkara (Second innings) 105 (10 fours)
T.M.Dilshan 126 (9 fours)
Dinesh Chandimal 116 (12 fours and 2 sixes)
Nassir Hussain 100 (9 fours)
The second and the first test match between the two teams will start at the R.Premadasa stadium in Colombo on the 16th of this month. (niz)