Friday, 07 February 2014 - 17:29
Sangakkara feat puts SL in commanding position
Kumar Sangakkara eased, almost casually, to a 35th career hundred in a Test match already heaving with his runs, completing a feat only Graham Gooch had achieved before him.
A whip over the midwicket ropes took him over 100 in almost the same fashion he had brought up his triple century in the first innings, and raised his match-tally to 424 - the third highest in Tests.
A resurgent Dinesh Chandimal registered a measured ton of his own, to stretch Sri Lanka's advantage on the fourth afternoon and evening.
The declaration, at 305 for 4, came upon his entry to triple figures, leaving Bangladesh with one day and 25 minutes to bat out.
They went to stumps unscathed after eight tense overs, 455 runs adrift of the visitors.