At the close of play on day 4 of the first cricket Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, honours are even as Sri Lanka went to stumps on 39 for 2 in their second innings.

They trail Bangladesh by 29 runs, with eight second innings wickets in hand.

Bangladesh replying to Sri Lanka’s first innings score of 397, made 465 all out for a lead of 68. There were centuries for Tamim Iqbal (133) and Mushfiqur Rahim (105). Rahim in the process became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to pass 5000 runs in Test cricket.

in their second turn at bat, Sri Lanka lost Oshado Fernando for 19 and Lasith Embuldeniya for 2. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne on 18 will resume the fight on the fifth and final day.