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Bangladesh takes lead, Shakib, Liton hit fifty

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Published: 12:38, 27 May 2022   Update: 12:50, 27 May 2022
Bangladesh takes lead, Shakib, Liton hit fifty

Bangladesh: 365 & 149/5

Sri Lanka: 506

So after striking within the first hour this morning, with Rajitha removing Mushfiqur, Shakib Al Hasan joined Liton at the crease and the pair have counterpunched in exquisite fashion and taken Bangladesh to  lead on the final day of their series-deciding Test against Sri Lanka in Mirpur on Friday.

Shakib hit his half century in just 61 deliveries. Later, Litton also hit half century.

As for Sri Lanka, the story has been much the same as the first innings, with the spinners releasing the pressure built by the seamers.

Praveen Jayawickrama in particular has been poor, even if Ramesh Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva have shown more control. Regardless Sri Lanka will need more from their spinners if they're to force a result here. Be sure to join us in about 40 minutes, when Ankur will take you through the first hour or so of the post-lunch session.

Meanwhile, Liton Kumar Das has crossed 2000-run mark.

Mushfiqur, who scored an unbeaten 175, departed after a 39-ball 23 in the first hour of the fifth day's play.
 

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