On the way to his 68 runs, Mushfiqur Rahim became the highest run scorer (4605 in 135 innings of 73 matches) in Tests for Bangladesh toppling Tamim Iqbal (4,598 in 120 innings of 63 matches), who scored 90 runs on the first day of the match at Pallekele Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Tamim Iqbal toppled Mushfiqur Rahim from the seat on the way to his 90.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (3) and Taijul Islam (2) were the two other batsmen who lost their wickets. Vishwa Fernando and Suranga Lakmal picked up the two wickets.
Besides, Najmul Hossain Shanto hit a magnificent century (163 off 378 balls), his first in Tests, helping Tigers accumulate the mammoth score of 541 runs in the first innings.
For Sri Lanka, Vishwa Fernando picked up four wickets while Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara and Dhananjaya de Silva took one wicket each.