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Bangladesh Declare First Innings at 541 Runs Against Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE: Bangladesh has declared their first innings at 541 runs for the loss of seven wickwts against Sri Lanka.

Najmul Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque put on a record stand of 242.

Shanto took his maiden Test century to 163 while Mominul weighed in with 127 as they shared Bangladesh s best ever partnership for the third wicket in Tests.

Both were dismissed but they were Sri Lanka s only successes as Mushfiqur Rahim, 43, and wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das, 25, added 50 before bad light chewed up the last 90 minutes of the day s play to force an early close in Pallekele.