Dhananjaya de Silva and Lasith Embuldeniya put on a record 107-run partnership for the 9th wicket to give Sri Lanka the upper hand going into day 5.
On the 4th day of the match today, the duo broke the record for the 9th wicket highest partnership in Test cricket between Sri Lanka and the West Indies, while also setting the record for the highest partnership for the 9th wicket in Galle.
The new record is the 54th partnership for the ninth wicket worth 100+ runs in the history of test cricket.
Former Sri Lanka cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vass held the record previously, with a score of 66 runs at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in 2005 against the West Indies.
A magnificent 153* from Dananjaya De Silva has taken Sri Lanka to a winning position with a lead of 279 runs with the final day coming up tomorrow (03). (NewsWire)