The bat-dominated opening Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a dull draw on Sunday with rain wiping out the final session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Only 17 wickets fell over five days and 1,289 runs were scored on a flat track as two batsmen from each side notched up individual hundreds.

Bangladesh posted 541-7 declared with Najmul Hossain Shanto (163) making his maiden Test century and captain Mominul Haque (127) his first overseas hundred.

Dimuth Karunaratne led the host’s reply with a career-best 244 as Sri Lanka posted 648-8 before declaring at lunch on the final day.

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The home captain added 345 runs for the fourth wicket with Dhananjaya de Silva, who made 166, and they batted out the penultimate day without being separated.

Bangladesh lost two quick wickets in its second innings…

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