Bangladesh amassed their highest total and captain Mushfiqur Rahim chalked up their first Test double century on the fourth day of the first match of the two–Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Resuming on 438 for four, Bangladesh went on to make 638 all out by tea on Monday, a first-innings lead of 68. Sri Lanka then reached the close on 116 for one with Tillakaratne Dilshan unbeaten on 63 on a lifeless pitch where bat has dominated ball from the start.
It was the second half-century of the match for Dilshan who was accompanied back to the pavilion by Kumar Sangakkara (49 not out).
The only wicket to fall was that of opener Dimuth Karunaratne for three after he top-edged a hook off Shahadat Hossain to Abul Hasan at fine leg. With one day left, the game seems destined to end in a tame draw.