Lunch Bangladesh 385 for 3 (Litton 88*, Mushfiqur 85*, Rajitha 2-31) trail Sri Lanka 397 (Mathews 199, Chandimal 66, Nayeem 6-105) by 12 runs
The start of the day was delayed by 30 minutes because of rain but once play resumed, with Bangladesh on 318 for 3, Litton and Mushfiqur picked up from where they had left on the third evening. Despite the impending milestone, Mushfiqur did not look frazzled and went about his work with grit and patience. Litton too curbed his aggressive style of play and adopted a more defensive approach.
Litton started the day with an imperious cover-drive off Ramesh Mendis, but Bangladesh managed just three fours in the first session, scoring 67 runs in 27 overs. Having said that, at no point did the batters look out of place. The Sri Lanka bowlers bowled tighter lines but lacked the bite and could not get much out of the surface.
There was a loud lbw shout from Ramesh against Litton as the ball gripped and turned to beat the batter’s defence, but the trajectory was always taking it down the leg side. Sri Lanka opted for their third and final review of the innings but to no avail.