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Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3: Video Highlights, Scorecard & Report

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd after scoring a double century on the third day of the first test cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorJanuary 29, 2014

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.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 730 for 6 declared (187.5 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Karunaratne c Robiul Islam b Shakib 53 165 113
Silva lbw b Shakib 139 389 244
Sangakkara c Nasir Hossain b Al-Amin 75 194 182
M Jayawardene not out 203 408 271
Chandimal b Shakib 40 55 51
Lakmal c Nasir Hossain b Gazi 0 4 6
Mathews c Ayub b Gazi 86 198 162
Vithanage not out 103 122 104
Extras 7nb 12w 12b 0lb 31
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Robiul Islam29 2 109 0
Al-Amin32 3 118 1
Rubel Hossain20 0 84 0
Gazi39 5 130 2
Shakib43 6 159 3
M Haque6 0 20 0
Nasir Hossain 10.5 0 60 0
Ayub8 0 38 0
BBC

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.

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.

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.

Bangladesh 2nd Innings: 35 for 1 (9 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Tamim Iqbal c Perera b Herath 11 10 18
Rahman not out 9 28 22
Ayub not out 11 15 14
Extras 0nb 0w 4b 0lb 4
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Lakmal3 0 8 0
Eranga1 0 5 0
Herath3 2 8 1
Perera2 0 10 0
BBC

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.

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