Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Dimuth Karunaratne fly into an appeal. Photo: AFP
Bangladesh stuttered and lost three wickets close to stumps day-4 after Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes's fluent half-century stand for the first wicket in the second innings of the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
Tamim made 41 and shared a 52-run opening stand with Imrul Kayes for the first wicket in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 513/9 dec.
Imrul departed after scoring 19 while Tamim failed to score big. Former captain Musfiqur Rahim was unlucky and fell in the last ball of day’s play.
Earlier, Sri Lanka resumed day four on 504 for 3 with Chandimal and Roshen Silva at the crease.
The visitors completely dominated the day-4 four with the bat as well and declared their first innings with 713 for 9, taking the huge lead of 200 runs.
Kusal Mendis, Dananjaya de Silva and Roshen Silva made brilliant hundreds while Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal missed out the hundred for 13 runs
Taijul Islam picked four wickets while Mehidy Hasan Miraz took three. Mustafizur Rahman and Sanzamul shared one wicket each.