The bowlers to move up the ladder include Bangladesh's spin duo of Taijul Islam and Mehedi Hasan, who have gained one place each to move to 36th and 38th rankings, respectively, and Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan, who has earned three places to rise to 57th position. The hosts posted 513 runs on the board in the first innings, in reply Sri Lanka scored a mammoth 713/9 and declared the innings, in the third inning Bangladesh were 307/5 when the captains made a decision to shake hands.
At the end of the 100th over of the innings both captains called it a draw, leaving everything to play for in the second and final Test in Dhaka. Bangladesh posted 513 after batting first.
"The team talk was to stay positive, not to be bogged down. The credit goes to them", he added.
Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a century in both the innings of a Test match on Sunday as the Tigers took a slender lead over Sri Lanka on the final day of the Chittagong Test.
Resuming the day on 3-81, Mominul and Liton Das combined for a 180-run partnership for the fourth wicket to keep Sri Lanka frustrated for one and half sessions before Mominul's dismissal.
Mahmudullah, who was 28 not out when the game ended with Mosaddek Hossain unbeaten on eight at the other end, held a different view.
Bangladesh had hoped Shakib would be fit to return for the final Test beginning on February 8, but he remains sidelined.
"I think that has come from everyone in the team including the management and even those guys who help us out.'Riyad bhai (Mahmudullah) told me the same thing, that we shouldn't have any doubt that we can't save this game".
"I haven't thought too deeply about my captaincy in this game". I am hopeful we will get a 50-50 wicket in the next test.