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Day 5

553dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Eight tons in Galle stalemate

Sri Lanka had to live with a high-scoring draw in Galle, which had a record-equaling eight centuries from both sides over five sapping days of Test cricket

553dMohammad Isam in Galle

One of Bangladesh's best Test results

For a side that has lost an overwhelming majority of their Tests, a draw - whether on a featherbed or not - is a result to savour

553dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

No bite, no contest

The uncharacteristically flat track in Galle led to a snoozefest which denied Sri Lanka a chance of going 1-up at their most bankable venue

553dMohammad Isam and Andrew Fidel Fernando

Shahadat gets a message

Plays of the day from the fifth day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Day 4

552dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Mushfiqur double-ton takes Bangladesh to record total

After the captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a double-century, Nasir Hossain brought up his maiden century help Bangladesh pass their highest Test score of 556, ending with 638

552dMohammad Isam in Galle

Mushfiqur sets new benchmarks

Mushfiqur Rahim has matured as a batsman and captain, and one of his immediate goals is to improve Bangladesh's record in away Tests

552dMohammad Isam and Andrew Fidel Fernando

Dilshan drops a dolly

Plays of the day from the fourth day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Day 3

552dMohammad Isam in Galle

Ashraful shelves risk for discipline

Mohammad Ashraful, through the course of this innings, played with greater restraint and self-control, shelving certain high-risk shots

552dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Pitch exposes Sri Lanka's bowling woes

The lacklustre display by Sri Lanka's bowlers on the third day in Galle may have spurned the opportunity created by their batsmen to take a series lead

552dAndrew Fidel Fernando and Mohammad Isam

Nelson nearly strikes again

Plays of the Day from the third day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

552dMohammad Isam in Galle

Ashraful surprises once more

Mohammad Ashraful's career has been marked by surprising innings. This can be added near to the top of that heap.

552dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Ford expects Herath to be factor

Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has been surprised at how flat the Galle track has been, but still expects spin to play a major part in the last two days

859dBharath Seervi

Mushfiqur's purple patch continues

Mushfiqur's love affair with Galle, Mendis eclipses an old record, century stands, and other statstical highlights from the third day of the first Test

Day 2

552dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bangladesh resist after Sri Lanka declare

Sri Lanka extended their domination on the second day in Galle, declaring their first innings at 570 for the loss of just four wickets, a little over an hour after lunch

552dMohammad Isam in Galle

Chandimal's scruffy ton comes with a lesson

Dinesh Chandimal's maiden Test hundred was riddled with chances, yet he continued to back himself and motor along - Bangladesh's batsmen should take note

552dMohammad Isam in Galle

Anamul regrets throwing away disciplined start

Anamul Haque regretted how he was dismissed in his debut Test innings, but was hopeful that Mohammad Ashraful and Mominul Haque could take Bangladesh ably forward in the Galle Test

552dMohammad Isam

Abul and a fine-leg drop

Plays of the Day from the second day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

552dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Thirimanne's coming of age

Despite a slow start in Test cricket, Lahiru Thirimanne already looks the most complete of Sri Lanka's young batsmen

Day 1

552dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sangakkara ton highlights Sri Lanka's day

It was all one-way traffic on the opening day in Galle as Sri Lanka's batsmen, with varying levels of experience, set the platform for a massive score and never allowed the initiative to slip

552dMohammad Isam

Gazi outlasts his colleagues

The rest of the Bangladesh attack looked undercooked but Sohag Gazi's experience of bowling long spells in domestic cricket helped produce breakthroughs

552dMohammad Isam

Wrist injury forces Tamim to skip Galle Test

Tamim Iqbal was forced to sit out of the first Test against Sri Lanka due to the wrist injury he picked up at the Bangladesh Premier League, despite the cortisone injection he received in a bid to get match fit

Others

553dMohammad Isam in Colombo

'Last Test is history' - Mushfiqur

Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim has called upon his senior players to make use of a rare opportunity to succeed against a higher-ranked side in Test cricket, ahead of the second Test in Colombo

552dMohammad Isam in Galle

Mushfiqur hopeful of Tamim playing

Bangladesh's captain, Mushfiqur Rahim, has said it is unlikely that opener Tamim Iqbal will be ruled out of the Galle Test despite pain in his right hand

552dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Ford, Mathews praise Vaas' efforts

Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford and new captain Angelo Mathews praised Chaminda Vaas' work with the seam bowlers and hoped his long-term involvement would help build a formidable pace battery