Mathews steers Sri Lanka to 4-run lead over Bangladesh
Angelo Mathews closed in on a century in back-to-back tests, helping Sri Lanka erase the first-innings deficit and take a four-run lead by reaching 369-5 at lunch on Day 4 of the second test against Bangladesh.
Mathews, who scored 199 in the first innings of the drawn first test, was unbeaten on 93 at the first interval Thursday and shared a 103-run sixth-wicket stand with Dinesh Chandimal, who was 61 not out.
Mathews, who was dropped on 37, made Bangladesh pay heavily, scoring runs briskly.
Chandimal then raised his half century from 118 deliveries, clipping a delivery from left-arm spinner Taijul Islam to mid-on for a single. AP BS BS
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