13 Mar 2013

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka test drawn

10:45 am on 13 March 2013

The Bangladeshi cricketers have drawn the high-scoring first test against Sri Lanka in Galle to snap their 12-test losing streak against the islanders.

Chasing an improbable 268-run victory target with just one session and 37 overs left, Bangladesh were 70 for one wicket in 22 overs when the teams agreed to a draw after five days of batting dominance on a placid track.

Only 19 wickets fell in the test while eight centuries were scored, equalling the record set in the 2005 South Africa-West Indies test at Antigua.

The 1613 runs scored by both teams also made it the highest match-aggregate in a test in Sri Lanka.

The second and final test starts in Colombo on Saturday.