Kusal Mendis misses double ton by 4 runs on 23rd birthday

Updated: Feb 03, 2018, 12:12 IST | AFP

Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva piled on the runs to put Sri Lanka in a comfortable position on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh yesterday

Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis reacts after scoring one hundred and fifty (150 runs) during the third day of the first cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 2, 2018. Pic/AFP
Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis reacts after scoring one hundred and fifty (150 runs) during the third day of the first cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 2, 2018. Pic/AFP

Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva piled on the runs to put Sri Lanka in a comfortable position on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh yesterday.

Birthday boy Mendis just missed out on a double century, hitting an impressive 196, while De Silva added 173 as Sri Lanka reached 504-3 at stumps, trailing Bangladesh's first innings total (513 all out) by just nine runs.

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