First Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ends in draw

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara finished his second hundred of the match as the First Test against Bangladesh ends in a draw on the fifth day in Galle on Tuesday.

Sangakkara smashed a fine 105 runs and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan an inspiring 126 as Sri Lanka declared their second innings at 335 for 4 at tea to set Bangladesh impossible 268 runs winning target in the final session. Bangladesh ended at 70 for 1 in their second innings.

The flat track at the Galle International Stadium gave eight centuries, equals the record of most tons in a Test Match between West Indies and South Africa match at Antigua in 2005. Sangakkara made his 32nd Test Match century, this was the highest by a Sri Lankan in Test Cricket. He hit 10 boundaries in his 172 ball innings.

Dilshan completed his 16th Test Match Hundred. Dilshan and Sangakkara dismissed in the space of 19 runs after lunch, They put on 213 runs for the second wicket. Bangladesh also produced a brilliant batting performance in the match as they made their highest Test total of 638 in their 1st innings on Monday in reply to Sri Lanka's 570 for 4 declared.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim top scorer with 200 runs, the first Test double hundred by a Bangladesh batsman. Mohammad Ashraful (190) and Nasir Hossain (100) were the other main run scorers. Musfiqur Rahim named for the Man of the Match award. The second and final Test starts in Colombo on Saturday.

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