Mahela Jayawardene scored a double century as Sri Lanka piled up a huge first innings total in the first Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
Resuming Day 3 on 375-5 in their first innings, the tourists made 730-6 declared.
|Karunaratne||c Robiul Islam||b Shakib||53||165||113|
|Sangakkara||c Nasir Hossain||b Al-Amin||75||194||182|
|M Jayawardene||not out||203||408||271|
|Lakmal||c Nasir Hossain||b Gazi||0||4||6|
|Mathews||c Ayub||b Gazi||86||198||162|
|Extras||7nb 12w 12b 0lb||31|
In reply the hosts, who were skittled for 202 on Day 1 in their first innings, were 36-1.
Jayawardene made 203 not out, captain Angelo Mathews contributed 86 and Kithuruwan Vithanage hit a maiden century as Sri Lanka posted an incredible first innings lead of 498.
Jayawardene and Mathews put on 179 for the sixth wicket, with the former captain bringing up his 33rd Test century off 163 balls.
Mathews departed 14 runs short of his third Test century midway through the afternoon when he was caught by Marshall Ayub at short mid-on off Sohag Gazi.
However, Sri Lanka reached 600 just before tea with Vithanage playing fluently and the 22-year-old, in just his third Test, brought up his ton off just 99 balls.
Kithuruwan Vithanage ( 22y-337d) youngest Sri Lankan to score a maiden Test 100 since Upul Tharanga (21y-35d) at Bogra March 2006 #BanvSL— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2014
He contributed 103 of the 176 runs in the unbroken seventh wicket partnership before Mathews pulled his side out as soon as Jayawardene had completed his seventh Test double century after nearly seven hours at the crease.
Mahela Jayawardene reached his 200th run with a 6 for the 3rd time in his Test career, when no one else have even done it twice! #BanvSL— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2014
The hosts were faced with batting six-and-a-half sessions to save the match and suffered an immediate blow as Tamim Iqbal went for 11 in the fourth over.
|Tamim Iqbal||c Perera||b Herath||11||10||18|
|Extras||0nb 0w 4b 0lb||4|
A leading edge off Rangana Herath spooned to Dilruwan Perera at point and the Tigers will start Day 4 still 463 runs short of making their opponents bat again.