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Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Series

Litton-Mushfiq achieve unique record





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Bangladesh batter Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim broke a unique 63-year-old record of cricket in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka.

Litton and Mushfiqur added 253 runs for the sixth wicket, after Bangladesh were slumped to 24 for 5. Litton and Mushfiqur were unbeaten on 135 and 115 runs and will look to score more runs.

This partnership broke the previous record held by Pakistan's Wallis Mathias and Shujauddin Butt who put on an 86-run stand against West Indies in 1959 after the team slumped to 22 for five.

Wallis and Shujauddin had made the record at Dhaka. Mushfiqur and Litton's stand is also Bangladesh's highest sixth-wicket stand in Test cricket, going past the 191-run stand by Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur, set in 2007 at Colombo against Sri Lanka.

The partnership is also the fifth highest in Bangladesh. If the duo manages to add 107 more runs it will be the highest ever in country. They will need another 147 runs to make it the best ever sixth wicket stand in Test history.