Sri Lanka set Bangladesh 511 to win second Test

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan (3L) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews during the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on April 2, 2024

 Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a daunting target of 511 to win the second Test in Chittagong on Tuesday after declaring their second innings for 157-7 on the fourth day.

Resuming on 102-6, the visitors batted for little over an hour to add 55 runs to their overnight score, before Sri Lanka captain Dhananjaya de Silva declared their innings.

Angelo Mathews, unbeaten on 39 overnight, hit the highest score with 56 runs. He was bowled by Shakib Al Hasan after completing his 41st Test fifty.

Prabath Jayasuriya was unbeaten on 28 when the declaration came, along with Vishwa Fernando, who was eight not out.

Debutant pace bowler Hasan Mahmud finished with 4-65 for Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka will not have Dinesh Chandimal in the field for the remainder of the game because he returned home due to a family emergency.

Sri Lanka, who have never lost a Test series to Bangladesh, won the first Test in Sylhet by 328 runs.