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Sangakkara hits 105 after 319

Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second cricketer to hit a triple century and a hundred in the same Test as Sri Lanka pressed for victory in the second and final match of the series against Bangladesh, in Chittagong, on Friday.

Sri Lanka declared their second innings at 305 for four in the post-tea session of the fourth day’s play after setting a target of 467 runs. Bangla-desh were 12 for no loss at stumps with Tamim Iqbal on seven and Shamsur Rahman on four.

Sangakkara, who scored 319 in the first innings, hit a six off Sohag Gazi to reach the three-figure mark in Lanka’s second essay and emulate former England opener Graham Gooch’s 1990 feat against India at Lord’s. Gooch’s scores were 333 and 123. (Agencies)