Mominul ton earns Bangladesh draw, Sri Lanka win series

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February 8, 2014

Brief Scorecard: Sri Lanka 587 (Sangakkara 319, Shakib 5-148) and 305 for 4 dec (Sangakkara 105, Chandimal 100*) drew with Bangladesh 271 for 3 (Haque 100*, Perera 2-55) and 426 (Rahman 106, Kayes 115)

Chasing 467 runs to record a series-levelling victory, Bangladesh finished at 271-3 at Stumps on the final day

February 8, 2014

Brief Scorecard: Sri Lanka 587 (Sangakkara 319, Shakib 5-148) and 305 for 4 dec (Sangakkara 105, Chandimal 100*) drew with Bangladesh 271 for 3 (Haque 100*, Perera 2-55) and 426 (Rahman 106, Kayes 115)

Chasing 467 runs to record a series-levelling victory, Bangladesh finished at 271-3 at Stumps on the final day

Chittagong: Bangladesh and Sri Lanka's second and final Test ended in a draw in Chittagong on Saturday, giving the tourists a 1-0 series win.

Bangladesh set a target of 467 runs to record a series-leveling victory, were 271-3 in their second innings when stumps were drawn on the fifth day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

Mominul Haque remained unbeaten on 100 and Shakib Al Hasan was on 43, the pair having added 120 runs for the fourth wicket.

Sri Lanka had won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week.

It was only the second draw in 16 Tests between the two countries, with Sri Lanka having won the other 14 matches, eight of them by an innings margin.

Bangladesh, who languish at the bottom of the Test rankings at number 10 – lower than unfancied Zimbabwe – have lost 68 of their 83 Tests since gaining full status in 2000 and won only four.


Courtesy: AFP