Sangakkara hits another  ton as SL press for victory

Chittagong (Bangladesh): Kumar Sangakkara became the second batsman in history to score a triple-century and a hundred in the same match as Sri Lanka pressed for victory in the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday.

Sangakkara hits another  ton as SL press for victory

The tourists, who led by 161 runs on the first innings, declared their second knock at 305-4 in the post-tea session of the fourth day’s play at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

Bangladesh, set an improbable target of 467 to record a series-levelling win, were 12-0 at stumps with Tamim Iqbal on seven and Shamsur Rahman on four.Sri Lanka will begin the final day needing 10 wickets to sweep the wo-match series, while Bangladesh require another 455 runs in a minimum of 90 overs.

Left-handed Sangakkara followed his 319 in the first innings with 105 in the second, joining Englishman Graham Gooch as the only batsmen to achieve the rare feat. Gooch made 333 and 123 against India at Lord’s in 1990.Sangakkara, with 34 three-figure knocks already under his belt, added one more to the tally with a six off Sohag Gazi after tea, but was bowled off the next delivery.

Brief Scores
Bangladesh 426 and 12 for 0 need 455 runs to beat Sri Lanka 587 and 305 for 4 decl (S’Kkara 105, Chandimal 100*)

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