jamuna sports desk: Bangladesh cricket Mustafizur Rahman strikes triple at the 46th, 51st and 55th overs of Sri Lankan 2nd innings and send Mendis, Dinesh and de Silva back to the pavilion on Day-4 of the 2nd match of Joy Bangla Cup series at P Sara Oval, Colombo on Saturday.
In the meantime, Shakib Al Hasan sends back Gunaratne in 54 over.
Sri Lanka is 180 for 5 after 56 overs.
Mustafiz's triple-strike came after another meaty partnership - 86 for the 2nd wicket between Henry Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis. Dimuth Karunaratne was batting on 93, with Sri Lankan five down and lead by 51 runs.
The second-wicket partnership between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis with 80 runs in 43 overs helped Sri Lanka to take lead 8 runs with 9 wickets remaining at lunch.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella were on batting, scoring 96 off 167 balls and 5 runs off 2 balls respectively.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis placed Sri Lanka in a commanding position early hours today.Dimuth Karunaratne gets his half-century before lunch on the fourth day.
Earlier, Bangladesh spinner Mehidi dismissed the only wicket of opener Tharanga (26 off 40b; 3×4) at 57/1 in 15 overs.