Spoils shared in Galle
The first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a draw after the tourists resisted the temptation to chase down an improbable target in the final session at Galle.
Centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, his second of the match, helped Sri Lanka reach 335 for four in their second innings before captain Angelo Mathews declared, leaving a victory target of 268 with just 35 overs remaining.
Following the early loss of Anamul Haque, the Tigers settled for the draw and had moved on to 70 for one after 22 overs when the captains shook hands.
Resuming on 116 for one, Sri Lanka continued where they left off on the penultimate day.
Dilshan began the day on 63 and was the first to reach three figures - in 139 balls - by clipping a single to square-leg.
Sangakkara duly followed suit to become only the fifth batsman to score twin centuries in a Test for Sri Lanka.
The pair were untroubled and had added 213 for the second wicket when Bangladesh finally struck in the first over after the lunch interval.
Sangakkara pulled Mahmudullah to Jahurul Islam to fall for 105 and the spinner struck again shortly afterwards to end Dilshan’s stay on 126, but Kithuruwan Vithanage and Mathews joined forces to continue Sri Lanka's domination.
Vithanage raced to his maiden Test fifty from 65 balls in an impressive display.
He was subsequently bowled via an inside edge to become Mahmudullah’s third victim, with Mathews - unbeaten on 38 - declaring two overs later.
The dismissal of Haque, bowled by Shaminda Eranga, eight balls into the chase prompted Bangladesh to shut up shop.
Jahurul, with an unbeaten 41, and first-innings centurion Mohammad Ashraful put on an unbroken second-wicket stand of 68 to ensure there is everything to play for in the second and final Test, which will get under way in Colombo from Saturday.