Bangladesh lost two early wickets, after scoring 22 runs in 8 overs against Sri Lanka in the second and last Test of Joy Bangla Cup series at P Sara Oval, Colombo on Sunday.
Facing 8 overs before the interval, the tourists lost Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes in the same over of Sri Lankan captain Herath.
Sri Lanka’s tailenders put up a commendable fight to extend the team’s lead and set Bangladesh a target of 191 runs to win.
Playing their 100thTest at Colombo’s P. Sara Oval, Bangladesh have a fair chance to level the series.Sri Lanka won the first Test at Galle.
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar were on batting, scoring 6 off 14balls and 6runs off 11 balls respectively.
Earlier, on the fifth day of second cricket test against Bangladesh at Colombo, Sri Lanka resumed their second inning at the overnight score of 268 for 8 on Sunday.
They resumed the day with a lead of 139 runs with two wickets in hand in the second and last Test of Joy Bangla Cup series at P Sara Oval, Colombo on Sunday.
Dilruwan Perera and Suranga Lakmal were on batting, scoring 126 off 92 balls and 16 runs off 17 balls respectively.
On the other hand, Bangladesh will look forward to wrap-up the Sri Lankan innings as early as possible and start batting to chase down the target to ensure an overseas victory in their landmark 100th Test.
Bangladesh's cutter Master Mustafizur Rahman and experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan shared the six-wicket equally conceding 52 and 61 runs respectively to squeeze Sri Lanka's batting line on the 4th day .
Sri Lanka 1st innings: 338/10 in 113.3 overs; Dinesh Chandimal 138, Suranga Lakmal 35, Dhananjaya de Silva 34, Niroshan Dickwella 34, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 3/90, Mustafizur Rahman 2/50, Subashis Roy 2/53, Shakib Al Hasan 2/80.
Sri Lanka 2nd innings: overnight 268/8 in 100 overs; Dimuth Karunaratne 126, Kusal Mendis 36, Upul Tharanga 26, Dilruwan Perera 26*, Suranga Lakmal 16* , Mustafizur Rahman 3/52, Shakib Al Hasan 3/61, Taijul Islam 1/31, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 1/67.
Bangladesh 1st innings: 467/10 in 134.1 overs; Shakib Al Hasan 116, Mosaddek Hossain 75, Soumya Sarkar 61, Mushfiqur Rahim 52, Tamim Iqbal 49, Sabbir Rahman 42, Imrul Kayes 34, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 24, Rangana Herath 4/82, Lakshan Sandakan 4/104.