Player of the Match
Player of the Match

100 | (maiden) | BAN: 307/5

  • Mosaddek Hossain8 (53b)
  • Mahmudullah28 (65b)
  • Lakshan Sandakan18-2-64-1
  • Kusal Mendis1-0-2-0

3.20pm That is that The two captains shake hands and call it a draw in Chittagong. Bangladesh wobbled when they lost both their set batsmen - Mominul Haque and Liton Das - quickly in the afternoon session. But their stand-in captain Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain soaked up 106 balls to put the match beyond Sri Lanka's reach. The star of the day and the entire game was Mominul Haque, who become the first Bangladesh player to hit centuries in each innings of a Test. Liton was in sight of a century of his own before he lost his head and miscued a catch to mid-off running back. All told, 1533 runs were scored for 24 wickets in five days. That's a wrap. Thanks for your company and comments. Do come back for the second Test, which starts on February 8 in Dhaka. Until then, goodbye and cheers

Mominul (who else?) is the Player of the Match.

"I was looking for the hundred," Liton Das says. "It was a mistake on my part. When me and Mominul batted we planned over by over. There are some rough patches, but we managed to cover it."

MahneelMusa: "Don't forget Mahmudullah's contribution in the first innings and then this gritty innings where he faced 11 overs in tough condition under immense pressure. Safe to say he has brilliantly led the team from the front!"

Praneeth: "Just 24 wickets in 5 days. That's less than 5 wickets per day. Isn't this a "Poor" pitch?"

Joshua : "I thought SL should have batted fast and declared earlier.Because that would have give bowlers a fair time to bowl out BD"

Masum Billag: "Its a great comeback from Team Bangladesh. Great innings from MOMINUL and LITON. Specially its a marvellous knock by MOMINUL. "

Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, very full on off stump, he hangs back and squeezes the ball back to Sandakan
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, wild full ball breaking down leg, left alone
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, full and turns back in at off stump, dead-batted by Mosaddek
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tossed very full on middle, dropped to the leg side from the crease
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, full on middle, hangs back and pushes the ball to midwicket
  • Chittagong pitch rated 'below average' by ICC

    Venue receives one demerit point, which will stay on it's record for five years; four more such points within that period and the ground will be suspended from hosting internationals for 12 months

  • Mominul, Liton lay out blueprint for the future

    The pair's stand in Chittagong was not just a match-saving partnership, but a window into the future of Bangladesh's batting - one in which the juniors lighten the seniors' load

  • Players offer contrasting views on Chittagong pitch

    The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium can now be added to the list of recent venues (the others being the MCG and the Wanderers) in which either the batsmen or the bowlers had absolute advantage over the other

  • Mominul 105, Liton 94 end run-fest in draw

    During the course of his 180-run stand with Liton Das, Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batsman to score centuries in each innings of a Test

  • Bangladesh's batsmen pay for defensive mindset

    "They went into a negative position to save their wickets and defend the balls. The ball is turning from the rough. I think positive approach is the best way to play on this wicket," Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella said

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st52Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
2nd24Tamim IqbalMominul Haque
3rd5Mushfiqur RahimMominul Haque
4th180Mominul HaqueLitton Das
5th18MahmudullahLitton Das
6th28MahmudullahMosaddek Hossain