08-Feb-2014 10:05:00 GMT
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong
Mominul Haque Ton Helps Bangladesh Draw
Chittagong: Mominum Haque scored his third ton as Bangladesh drew the second Test against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium, Chittagong on Saturday.
Sri Lanka won the 2-match series by 1-0.
The hosts, who needed to bat out their second innings after being set an improbable target of 467, were 271 for 3 at close on final day.
Mominul Haque was unbeaten on 100 and Shakib Al Hasan was on 43, the pair added unbeate 120 runs for the fourth wicket.
Bangladesh, who began the day at 12-0, lost two wickets in a tense morning session to go to lunch at 91 for 2 and 204 for 3 at tea.
Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman put on 71 for the first wicket, before both openers fell in the space of 10 runs.
Tamim made 31 when he was bowled by leg-spinner Kithuruwan Vithanage, who was bowling for the first time in his short four-Test career.
Rahman, a century-maker in the first innings, looked in fine touch during his knock of 45 when he was bowled by off-spinner Dilruwan Perera.
Imrul Kayes, who also got a hundred in the previous innings, helped Mominul add 70 for the third wicket on either side of lunch before he was leg-before to Perera for 25.
Sri Lanka missed spin spearhead Rangana Herath and seamer Shaminda Eranga, who both flew home before the Test to recuperate from injuries.
Perera was the most impressive bowler for the tourists, conceding just 55 runs in 28 steady overs for his two wickets.
First ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will played at same ground on February 12.
Sri Lanka 587 (Sangakkara 319, Jayawardene 72, Shakib 5-148) and 305/4d (Sangakkara 105, Chandimal 100*)
Bangladesh 426 (Kayes 115, Rahman 106, Shakib 50, Mendis 6-99) and 271/3 (Mominul Haque 100*)
Result Match drawn
MOM and man of the series: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)