After a mammoth partnership of 242 runs, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Momimun Haque fell as Bangladesh passed the 400-run mark in Kandy Test.
At the tea break of day two, the Tigers were batting at 440 for four in 145 overs with Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das were unbeaten for 22 and 12 respectively.
Najmul ended up his maiden ton at 163 while Mominul fell for 127, it was his first ton outside the home backyard. The 242-run partnership between theme is now the highest third-wicket stand for Bangladesh in Tests.
Najmul prodded a return catch to Lahiru Kumara to get dismissed while Mominul tried to drive off Dhananjaya de Silva away from his body with an angled bat but failed to do it properly as he ended up giving a catch to Lahiru Thirimanne at the first slip.
Earlier, on day one, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. They lost the opener, Saif Hassan, in the second over of the match. But the visitors recovered from that initial damage well as Tamim Iqbal and Najmul put up a 144-run partnership in the second wicket stand.
This series is a part of the World Test Championship. Bangladesh played five matches of this event but failed to win any of them while Sri Lanka played 10 matches and won one with losing six and drawing the other three.
Bangladesh played a total of 12 matches in Sri Lanka and won one of them in 2017 which was Bangladesh’s last overseas Test win to the date.