Jun 23, 4 years ago

SANGA stands with another world record

SANGA stands with another world record

Sri Lankan Legend Kumar Sangakkara equaled another world record of the second test match against England at Leeds yesterday. With his stylish knock of 55 runs, Sangakkara became only the fourth player in history to score seven successive half centuries in Test cricket.

He joined to the elite club of Sir Everton Weekes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Andy Flower who achieved same milestone in their Test careers earlier. The West Indian legend Sir Everton Weekes accomplished this in 1948-49 with five centuries in a row.

The second in the list, Zimbabwean specialist batsman Andy Flower achieved this milestone with his great form in 2000-01. Another West Indian master batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul joined to this list of his continues performances in 2006-07.

Kumara Sangakkara, one of legendary in modern cricket entered in to this list 0n 23 June with his continuous astonished form starts early this year.

Opposition / Venue / Runs
Bangladesh – Dhaka – 75
Bangladesh – Chittagong – 319
Bangladesh – Chittagong – 105
England – Lord’s – 147
England – Lord’s – 61
England – Leeds – 79
England – Leeds – 55
Total – 841
Average – 120.14

Apart from this record, Sangakkara and Chanderpaul are the only players in the Test cricket history to record 50-plus scores in six consecutive innings on two times of their career.

© sportsinfo | Triomedia PPL

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