Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Mominul, Liton star before first Test ends as a draw

Mominul Haque 105 Bangladesh Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5 Chittagong cricket

Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh player to score a century in each innings of a Test match

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Mominul Haque struck his second successive hundred, while Liton Das made 94 as Bangladesh frustrated Sri Lanka on the final day in Chittagong before the first Test ended as a draw.

Starting off the day on 81/3, Mominul and Liton played brilliantly as they worked in tandem to forge a 180-run partnership, during which Mominul brought up his century, while Das was within touching distance of his own hundred.

However, shortly after reaching the triple figure mark, Mominul was caught by Dimuth Karunaratne at slip off the bowling of Dhananjaya de Silva for 105, which came off 174 balls and included five boundaries and two sixes.

Das didn’t end up making his hundred as he was caught by Dilruwan Perera off the bowling of Rangana Herath for a career-best 94, which came off 182 deliveries and included 11 boundaries.

Liton Das 94 Bangladesh Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5 Chittagong cricket

Liton Das fell six runs short of his maiden Test century

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Bangladesh stand-in captain Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain managed to put together an unbeaten 28-run partnership before the match ended as a draw.

Mahmudullah finished on 28 off 65 balls, which included three boundaries, while Mosaddek remained undefeated on eight off 53 deliveries, which included a solitary boundary.

Herath was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Dhananjaya, Dilruwan and Lakshan Sandakan claimed one wicket each.

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