Kumar Sangakkara made more history as Sri Lanka set Bangladesh 467 to win the second Test in Chittagong.
Sangakkara followed on from his first innings 319 with 105 in the second innings. as the tourists declared on 302-4.
Kumar Sangakkara becomes only the second player to score a triple century and a century in the same first class match. Gooch 1990 the other— BBC TMS (@bbctms) February 7, 2014
The hosts reached 12-0 at the close and need to bat out the final day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium to avoid losing the series 2-0.
Bangladesh resumed their first innings on 409-8 and added just 17 more runs with Ajantha Mendis picking up the final two wickets to finish with a career-best 6-99.
|Mahmudullah||c Silva||b A Mendis||30||70|
|Al-Amin||b A Mendis||9||31|
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Sri Lanka had earned a 161-run first innings lead and had advanced to 68-2 at lunch, with Mahmudullah removing both openers Dimuth Karunaratne (15) and Kaushal Silva (29).
Shortly after the adjournment, Mahela Jayawardene was dismissed for 11 by Shakib Al Hasan, but then Sangakkara took over.
He survived a chance on 36 when Nasir Hossain dropped a chance at deep mid-wicket and went on to make his eighth consecutive 50-plus score against Bangladesh.
Highest Test batg ave min 8K K SANGAKKARA 58.07 Sobers 57.78 Kallis 55.37 Tendulkar 53.78 Lara 52.88 J Miandad 52.57 R Dravid 52.31 #BanvSL— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 7, 2014
The 36-year-old left-hander brought up his 34th Test century with a six over wide long-on off Sohag Gazi, his ton coming up off 143 balls.
He departed on the next ball, attempting a fine sweep off a straight ball, but not before he had made the third highest run total in a Test match.
Most Test runs in a match Graham Gooch 456 (333+123) in 1990 MarkTaylor 426 (334*+92) in 1998 Kumar Sangakkara 424 (319+105) in 2014 #BanvSL— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 7, 2014
A 145-run partnership with Dinesh Chandimal had taken Sri Lanka's lead to 384, but captain Angelo Mathews delayed the declaration to allow the 24-year-old to score his third Test century.
|Karunaratne||c Nasir Hossain||b Mahmudullah||15||55||38|
|M Jayawardene||lbw||b Shakib||11||39||29|
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Mathews allowed his bowlers just 25 minutes late in the day to make a breakthrough, and they will come back on Saturday looking to take the 10 wickets needed to win the match.