Friday 7 February 2014 

Chandimal, Sangakkara Set Bangladesh 467-Run Target

Dinesh Chandimal plays a shot
Dinesh Chandimal scored his third Test century to help set Bangladesh a huge victory target
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Sri Lanka 587 & 305-4 d. (Sangakkara 105) v
Bangladesh 426 (Imrul Kayes 115) & 12-0
Second Test, Chittagong, day four
Scorecard | Day One | Day Two | Day Three

Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal both scored centuries on day four of the second and final Test in Chittagong as Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a victory target of 467.

Sangakkara followed up the triple-century he scored in the first innings with 105 and Chandimal made an unbeaten 100 before Sri Lanka declared on 305 for four.

Bangladesh then reached stumps at 12 without loss having survived a testing session late in the day. They were earlier bowled out for 426 in their first innings, replying to Sri Lanka's 587.

They began the day on 409 for eight and added just 17 more runs before Ajantha Mendis finished off the innings with the wickets of Mahmudullah (30) and Al-Amin Hossain (0) to end with figures of six for 99.

Sangakkara then hit 105 in 144 balls and Chandimal 100 not out in 158 deliveries, at which point Sri Lanka declared to set Bangladesh a huge target.

They made a solid start to their run chase with Tamim Iqbal on seven and Shamsur Rahman on four as they batted through eight overs.

Rahman (106) and Imrul Kayes (115) both scored their maiden Test centuries on day two for Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka lead the series 1-0 after winning the opening Test by an innings and 248 runs.

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Fixtures & Results

27th-31st January: 1st Test, Mirpur
SRI 730-6 dec. bt BAN 232 & 250 by inns. & 248 runs
4th-8th February: 2nd Test, Chittagong
SRI 587 & 305-4d. drew with BAN 426 & 271-3
12th February: 1st T20I, Chittagong
SRI 168-7 beat BAN 166-7 by two runs
14th February: 2nd T20I, Chittagong
SRI 123-7 beat BAN 120 by 3 wickets
17th February: 1st ODI, Dhaka
SRI 180 beat BAN 167 by 13 runs
20th February: 2nd ODI, Mirpur
SRI 289-6 beat BAN 228 by 61 runs
22nd February: 3rd ODI, Mirpur
SRI 241-4 beat BAN 240-8 by 6 wickets