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    8.4 this was on the cards. Mehedi has taken a stunner at gully. Loose drive again from Dimuth; has paid the price for playing well away from the body with an angled bat. It flew off the thick outside edge. Got sucked into a shot he could have well not attempted. Mehedi held on as he landed on his back. Persistence has paid off this morning for Bangladesh. 13/1
    15.2 edged and taken at first slip. He slowed it down beautifully, imparted plenty of revs. The ball dipped on him, spun away to square him up. Tharanga made the mistake of jabbing at that with hard hands, got a thick edge that flew low to Soumya, who got his hands properly underneath the ball to take the catch. Bangladesh on a roll 35/3
    11.5 the drift has done the trick. The ball dipped on Kusal as he lunged a long way forward but this one held its line. Mushfiqur rode the bounce, collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off. He was a long way forward and foxed by a beauty. Mehedi is pumped. This is a fabulous start by Bangladesh. 24/2
    105.6 looks to swing this over midwicket, but holes out to the man at the edge of the ring. Didn't get the elevation because he didn't get underneath the flight and only managed to toe-end it. End of a super knock from Chandimal. Walks off to a standing ovation. Mehedi is pumped, but he'd later realise this should have come much earlier. 305/9
    27.4 big, big wicket at the stroke of lunch. This is angled in full from wide of the crease at 136 clicks, Gunaratne makes the cardinal sin of playing all around it rather than try and ease it to mid-on. He knew the moment he was hit on the pad that it was plumb. He didn't even bother referring it upstairs. Moments of inspiration like these can lift an entire side. 70/4
    47.2 relief for Bangladesh! Looked to pull but this wasn't all that short for him to attempt that stroke. The ball kept a touch low and he ended up playing all over it. Beaten on the length, I'd say. The ball skidded through as well and in the end hit middle and leg. Wicket against the run of play, Bangladesh really needed that. 136/5
    59.1 what a poor shot that is. What was he trying to do? Shakib bowls this full on leg stump from around the stumps, Dickwella tries to be too cheeky and looks to reverse sweep that past point. Played too early, missed it completely and saw the ball cannon into the stumps. 180/6
    64.4 edged and taken. Mustafizur is all smiles now and why not? Perera chased a wide delivery. It was too full as well, the bat came down at an angle and flew off the edge to second slip. Soumya took it with over his head. Pouched really well 195/7
    91.1 there's the first of them. Couple of juggles and a fine take by Soumya at slip. Shakib bowls this full outside off, the ball drifts away a touch. Herath doesn't account for that, looks to drive and gets a thick edge that is pouched nicely. Relief for Bangladesh 250/8
    113.3 went for a pull but played too early. Was through with the swing as the ball lobbed to third man off the back of the bat. Simple catch completed and a frustrating morning for Bangladesh has come to an end. He was never in control of that pull. Dug in really short but the ball seemed to stop on the batsman. What a recovery this has been, Lakmal walks off after getting to his best Test score. That will be lunch. 338/10
    not out
    5
    19
    0
    0
    26.31
    Extras
    22 (b 1, lb 13, nb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    338 all out (113.3 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mustafizur Rahman21.065022.3810
    Subashis Roy17.325323.0212
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz21.029034.2800
    Taijul Islam17.024012.3500
    Shakib Al Hasan33.048022.4200
    Mosaddek Hossain4.001102.7500
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (FDM Karunaratne, 8.4 ov), 2-24 (BKG Mendis, 11.5 ov), 3-35 (WU Tharanga, 15.2 ov), 4-70 (DAS Gunaratne, 27.4 ov), 5-136 (DM de Silva, 47.2 ov), 6-180 (N Dickwella, 59.1 ov), 7-195 (MDK Perera, 64.4 ov), 8-250 (HMRKB Herath, 91.1 ov), 9-305 (LD Chandimal, 105.6 ov), 10-338 (RAS Lakmal, 113.3 ov)
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    27.4 fired full on middle from wide of the crease, Tamim plays all around the delivery. There is sound as ball goes past the bat; that's perhaps the bat hitting the ground. Nothing to suggest there's an inside-edge. The next question is was it hitting the stumps? Remember, since the onfield decision is not out, more than half the delivery should hit the stumps. Herath doesn't have to worry this time as the ball is crashing into middle and leg. Aleem Dar's decision is overturned again. They got two reviews wrong, finally Sri Lanka get one spot on. 95/1
    41.3 the wrong'un has done the trick. What a comeback! Looped this up nicely, the ball breaks back in a wee bit. Soumya was deceived in flight and was sucked into the drive and so didn't account for the turn. The ball beat the inside edge by sneaking through the big gap between bat and pad and cannon into the stumps. 130/2
    56.4 poor, poor shot this. This is the wrong'un that fizzes off the deck on middle, kept a touch low as well. Imrul went for a short-arm jab but was hurried into the stroke, missed it completely and was trapped plumb in front of off stump. 192/3
    57.4 gloves a short ball to leg gully. Inspired field placement that. Well thought out too and Sabbir has fallen to the trap. Dug in short from wide of the crease, this one gets big on him and raps him on the glove and lobs to Dhananjaya, who dives low to take it at leg gully. Completely beaten for pace. Now, then?Oh, how this game has turned! 198/5
    56.5 this is pushed through quicker, lands on off and spins back in sharply to beat Taijul's forward push.There is clearly no inside-edge. The only question then was it it would have hit the stumps. Ball tracking clearly shows it would have hit middle and leg. Bangladesh are crumbling late in the day after putting up an admirable fight for most parts. S Ravi's decision has been overturned, not for the first time in the game. Sandakan on a hat-trick. The nightwatchman experiment fails. 192/4
    113.2 this is a superb catch and Shakib has fallen at the stroke of tea to a shot he could yet regret. This is nicely tossed up but Shakib can't resist temptation to go over the top. Looked to clear mid-on but ended up being a flat hit there to Chandimal, who took it really well - hands facing the sky and then fell backwards along with the momentum. This was drilled hard, and credit to the catcher. Shakib has to drag himself off the field, he knows the timing of this dismissal was very poor. 421/7
    81.1 through the gate! The new ball has done the trick. This one is floated a touch ahead of length outside off, Mushfiqur goes for an expansive drive but this one nips back in off the seam and takes the thinnest of inside-edges before pegging back the off stump. That should rejuvenate Sri Lanka. Bangaldesh were on the ascendancy 290/6
    134.1 that's the end of that. Mosaddek just ran out of patience. Lured by the flight, stepped out to swing across the line over long-on but didn't get to the pitch, missed it completely and saw the bails whipped off even as he turned back. Regulation stumping for Dickwella. 467/10
    128.1 magical delivery from the skipper. Big, big wicket. The ball drifted in to middle and spun away sharply to hit him on the back leg. He was completely squared up and the ball didn't have a great deal to travel from the point of impact. Looked pretty plumb to the naked eye. Mehedi immediately reviewed. The third umpire confirms there was no bat involved. On to the ball tracker: would have crashed into the off stump. S Ravi's onfield decision upheld. This is Herath's 999th wicket in first-class cricket 454/8
    128.2 1000th first-class wicket for Herath. The Fizz doesn't bother reviewing. This one spins back in sharply from outside off to beat Mustafizur's feeble forward push. Struck on middle, a part of the leg stump was visible too. Hawkeye indicates the ball would have just missed leg stump. 454/9
    not out
    0
    14
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    14 (b 4, lb 8, w 2)
    TOTAL
    467 all out (134.1 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal25.039023.6010
    MDK Perera33.0510003.0300
    HMRKB Herath34.168242.4000
    DAS Gunaratne7.003805.4210
    PADLR Sandakan33.0214044.2400
    DM de Silva2.00502.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-95 (Tamim Iqbal, 27.4 ov), 2-130 (Soumya Sarkar, 41.3 ov), 3-192 (Imrul Kayes, 56.4 ov), 4-192 (Taijul Islam, 56.5 ov), 5-198 (Sabbir Rahman, 57.4 ov), 6-290 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 81.1 ov), 7-421 (Shakib Al Hasan, 113.2 ov), 8-454 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 128.1 ov), 9-454 (Mustafizur Rahman, 128.2 ov), 10-467 (Mosaddek Hossain, 134.1 ov)
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    81.3 edged and taken. And it is the big wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne. Bangladesh's overjoyed celebrations tell the story. Shakib pitches it up outside off and tempts the batsman. Karunaratne comes forward and the ball does not turn into him as expected. Comes on straight and takes the outside edge before going to first slip. New ball does the trick for Bangladesh as Karunaratne's stoic resistance comes to an end 217/7
    14.1 oh, what a delivery. That's a beauty from Mehedi to begin the fourth day. Dream start for Mehedi and you can't do much as a batsman when you receive that kind of a delivery first up. On a length, pitches on middle and leg, spins sharply to beat the outside edge of the batsman and takes out off-stump. The batsman was playing the angle and does not account for the turn 57/1
    44.6 oh, beauty! The bowler goes up in a late appeal, after seeing the fielders behind excited. They have asked for a review for a caught-behind. Fuller ball, angling in, Mendis plays the angle but the ball straightens after pitching and goes to the wicketkeeper as the batsman sticks the blade out. The third umpire has a long hard look and deduces that there is a noise. It still seems touch and go but the on-field decision has been overturned. Not entirely sure if it is conclusive evidence, however 143/2
    50.2 chases one wide outside off, that's a loose shot and he has edged it behind to the wicketkeeper. It is full and outside off and further shaping away from him. Chandimal reaches out and gets a healthy edge for his troubles, Rahim behind the stumps dives to his right to take it 165/3
    53.4 oh that's mighty close and given. Oh, that's flirting with danger. He offers no stroke and gets rapped on the pads. It is slightly sliding in, around off and middle, but there really is not enough turn on this pitch to so confidently offer the pad to that. Aleem Dar needs little time to adjudge that. Seemed like a goner from the moment he was struck. Impact was outside off but he needed to be playing at it. Had he offered a shot, impact would have saved him 176/4
    54.6 gone! Mustafizur has struck for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in some trouble here. Another batsman falls to a wide delivery outside off. Caught in two minds, not really sure if he should go after it, ends up making a very tentative, very feeble attempt at pushing it through the off side. Gets an outside edge and it is a simple catch to Mushfiqur 177/5
    59.1 what a catch that is by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps. He anticipated that so well. Dickwella was getting down to paddle it fine and he moves across early so he can get in position. Dickwella lobs it up and Mushfiqur is ready. Short leg too is watching the batsman and moves across to get in position. Mushfiqur snaffles it easily in the end 190/6
    112.4 Run-out off a misfield. Dilruwan departs for an even 50 with dirt splattered all over his shirt. Potentially match-turning innings, though. Dilruwan works this length-ball offbreak just wide of Roy at short square leg. He fumbles, which lures Dilruwan into chancing a single. There is a mix-up between the wickets. Roy recovers and throws it to the non-striker's end. Mehedi smartly collects the wide-ish, off-target, throw and breaks the stumps. Dilruwan is caught short despite a full-length dive. The 80-run stand ends 318/9
    91.2 spinning back in even more sharply this time and he is rapped on the pads. Given by the umpire and Herath has asked for a review. That has spun a long way in from a length and Herath is caught on the backfoot. The amount of turn could be the only thing that can save him. There is no bat involved as he misses the attempted tuck. And ball-tracking shows that the impact is in line and it would have taken out middle stump 238/8
    113.2 Lakmal hares down the track. This is tossed up and drifts in on leg stump. The ball dips. He aims a loft and ends up mis-hitting it to long-off 319/10
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    Extras
    13 (b 4, lb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    319 all out (113.2 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Subashis Roy16.043602.2510
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz24.007112.9500
    Mustafizur Rahman23.037833.3900
    Shakib Al Hasan36.297442.0300
    Mosaddek Hossain3.001003.3300
    Taijul Islam11.013813.4500
    Fall of wickets:1-57 (WU Tharanga, 14.1 ov), 2-143 (BKG Mendis, 44.6 ov), 3-165 (LD Chandimal, 50.2 ov), 4-176 (DAS Gunaratne, 53.4 ov), 5-177 (DM de Silva, 54.6 ov), 6-190 (N Dickwella, 59.1 ov), 7-217 (FDM Karunaratne, 81.3 ov), 8-238 (HMRKB Herath, 91.2 ov), 9-318 (MDK Perera, 112.4 ov), 10-319 (RAS Lakmal, 113.2 ov)
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    36.5 Chandimal pulls off a cracking catch and sends back Tamim. He runs back, then to his right from deep mid-on, and snaffles it, tumbling onto the ground. Tamim dances down the track, Dilruwan tosses it on leg. Tamim looks to go big, probably square on the leg side. He simply skies it straighter to Chandimal off the toe end. In hindsight, Had Tamim taken the single off the previous ball, he wouldn't have been on strike for this. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha loses his cool. He is peeved. He, perhaps, gestures Tamim should have taken the single. Can Sri Lanka barge through this opening? 131/3
    7.5 sensational bowling. Herath has used the 1-2 to get rid of Sarkar. The previous one he was undone in flight and loop. So he thinks he needs to attack. He runs down to a flatter delivery. Sarkar isn't close to the pitch because Herath is wily enough to realise that the length needs to be shorter. Sarkar goes through with the shot and gets a leading edge which is well held by long-off running in. SL draw blood, Herath using all his experience 22/1
    7.6 edged and gone. Herath is on fire. What a display of spin bowling. Just terrific. This one is flat and quick outside off. Kayes, sitting in the pavilion would have been seeing the ball turn. So he gets forward and plays for some, but there is none. He gets a thick outside edge which is sharply taken by slip to his right. Another beautifully executed trick of spin bowling. 22/2
    40.5 an appeal for lbw, not given by umpire S Ravi. Heading past the leg stump? Sri Lanka challenge the decision. Tossed up on the leg stump, non-turning offbreak. Sabbir attempts a sweep and misses the line. He is pinned on the front pad. Pitching in line, impact in line and hitting leg. Ball-tracking returns three reds. Sabbir has to go. TV umpire Erasmus reverses the on-field decision 143/4
    48.1 The off bail is tipped off. Looks like Shakib has played on. Or did the bail get dislodged via a deflection off Dickwella's pad? The on-field umpires refer it to the TV umpire. Drama at the P Sara. Short but this is too close to off to cut. Shakib attempts a forcing cut and chops it back onto the off stump off the bottom edge. The bail falls. The ball grazes the pad of Dickwella and rolls behind. Can Sri Lanka pull off a Houdini act? 162/5
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    45
    1
    0
    48.88
    57.2 turn and bounce out of the rough. Nicked behind. Umpire Dar raises his finger. Lobbed up outside off, turns away, kicks from the rough, glances the batsman's glove and settles into Dickwella's glove. Bangladesh have to wait for the celebrations 189/6
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    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    6 (b 4, lb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    191/6 (57.5 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MDK Perera22.015932.6800
    HMRKB Herath24.527533.0200
    DM de Silva2.00703.5000
    PADLR Sandakan6.013405.6600
    RAS Lakmal2.00703.5010
    DAS Gunaratne1.00404.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-22 (Soumya Sarkar, 7.5 ov), 2-22 (Imrul Kayes, 7.6 ov), 3-131 (Tamim Iqbal, 36.5 ov), 4-143 (Sabbir Rahman, 40.5 ov), 5-162 (Shakib Al Hasan, 48.1 ov), 6-189 (Mosaddek Hossain, 57.2 ov)

Match Notes

Momentous 100th Tests

4

Teams which have won their 100th Test - Australia (v SA), Pakistan (v Aus), West Indies (v Aus) and Bangladesh (v SL)

Rare away win

4

Away Test wins for Bangladesh - two in the West Indies in 2009, and one each in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. This is their ninth Test win in all

No outlandish prospect

2

No. of lower targets defended successfully at home by SL - 168 v PAK in Galle in 2009 and 176 v IND in Galle in 2015. They have set BAN a target of 191 in this match

Rescue specialist Perera

2

No. of times Perera has made fifties at No. 8 coming in to bat with SL 6 down for less than 200. He had made 64 v AUS in Galle last year from 121 for 6.

Sl derail

62/5

Sri Lanka's score in 26 overs between lunch and tea on the fourth day. They were 137 for 1 at lunch.

Karunaratne back at home

11.6

Karunaratne's batting average in his previous 10 Test innings at home. This is his first 50+ score at home in 11 inns since his 186 v WI in Galle.

a 1000 for Herath

1000

First-class wickets taken by Rangana Herath; he becomes the second Sri Lanka bowler and the 12th from the sub-continent to take 1000 or more wickets.

A milestone for the lead

109

Bangladesh's previous highest first-innings lead away from home - against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2013. This is now their highest.

A first for Bangladesh

0

No. of times before this seven Bangladesh batsmen scored at least 30 runs in an innings in away Tests. This is only the 5th instance for them in any Test.