Bangladesh lead touches 100 after Shakib's 116

Tea Bangladesh 428 for 7 (Shakib 116, Sandakan 4-131) lead Sri Lanka 338 (Chandimal 138, Mehedi 3-90) by 90 runs
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Shakib Al Hasan notched up his fifth Test century to give Bangladesh a first-innings lead for only the second time in an away Test © AFP

Shakib Al Hasan reached his fifth Test hundred in one of several milestones during the second session of the third day’s play in Colombo. Bangladesh breezed past Sri Lanka’s first-innings 338 to lead by 90 runs.

Shakib’s knock apart, Mosaddek Hossain notched up a fifty on Test debut, and Bangladesh took a first-innings lead for only the second time in an away Test, having last done so in Galle in 2013.

Bangladesh added 112 runs in the middle session, after a conservative start to the day. Mosaddek started off with a stunning square drive, before a short-arm punch through midwicket got them the precious lead. Soon, Shakib got his third life – Upul Tharanga had dropped him on 11 and Dinesh Chandimal had thrown wide when he was way out of his crease on 40 – with Niroshan Dickwella dropped an under edge when he was on 67.

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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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