History-making Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh charge against Sri Lanka

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful fell for 190 in the morning session after adding a record 267 for the fifth wicket with Rahim, the highest stand by Bangladesh for any wicket in Tests.

updated: March 11, 2013 18:07 IST
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Galle, Sri Lanka: Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday became the first Bangladeshi to crack a double-century while Nasir Hossain hit a maiden ton as the tourists gained a 68-run lead in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Skipper Rahim hit a solid 200 and Hossain an impressive 100 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 638, their highest total in 76 Tests, in reply to Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 570-4 declared.

The hosts reached 116-1 in their second innings at stumps on the penultimate day of the Test heading for a draw in Galle. Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan was unbeaten on 63 and Kumar Sangakkara 49 not out.

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