There was one double century and seven centuries peeled off at the Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka played at Galle over the five days 9-13th March 2013 — surely a world record! … and the indelible mark of a lifeless pitch. But Bangladesh also missed the opportunity to beat another record and overcome Sri Lanka at their own game so to speak. On a benign and lifeless pitch at the Premadasa Stadium on the 2-6 August 1997 India batted first and made 532 runs for 6 wkts. They considered it enough and declared — just as Sri Lanka at Galle thought that 570 for 4 wkts gave them an edge! WELL !! Sri Lanka responded to the Indian gift by assembling 952 runs for 6 wkts with Sanath Jayasuriya scoring 340 runs and Roshan Mahanama making 225. This still remains as a world record in test cricket. BANGLA therefore missed an opportuinity to enter best this figure. Maybe we should give some credit to the Sri Lankan bowlers.