Milestone man Sangakkara matches Gooch feat in Chittagong

(Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara became only the second cricketer to hit a triple century and a hundred in the same test as Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a huge target of 467 to win the second and final match in Chittagong yesterday.

Sangakkara, who struck his maiden triple century in the first innings, hit a six off Sohag Gazi to reach three figures in the second and emulate former England opener Graham Gooch’s 1990 feat against India at Lord’s.

The 36-year-old left-hander was then bowled by the off-spinner’s next delivery as he attempted to sweep on the fourth day.

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara’s fluent 144-ball knock included 11 fours and two sixes. His tally of 424 fell just short of Gooch’s record of 456 for most runs in a single test.

His partner in a fourth-wicket stand of 145, Dinesh Chandimal, struck his third test century as Sri Lanka declared on 305 for four half an hour just before the close.

Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman then survived eight overs to leave their side on 12 for no wicket.

Earlier, the home team resumed on 409 for eight but folded for 426 with spinner Ajantha Mendis claiming the last two wickets to finish with six for 99.


Sri Lanka first innings 587

Bangladesh first innings (overnight 409-8)

Tamim Iqbal b Lakmal                                                 0

Shamsur Rahman b Mendis                                106

Imrul Kayes b Mendis                                           115

Mominul Haque lbw b Perera                             13

Shakib Al Hasan c Karunaratne b Perera        50

Mushfiqur Rahim c Silva b Perera                  20

Nasir Hossain c Chandimal b Mendis             42

Mahmudullah c Silva b Mendis                       30

Sohag Gazi lbw b Mendis                                     0

Al-Amin Hossain b Mendis                                9

Abdur Razzak not out                                          11

Extras (b-8, lb-1, nb-21)                                     30

Total (all out)                                                      426

Fall of wickets: 1-0 2-232 3-252 4-259 5-319 6-350 7-396 8-396 9-409

Bowling: Lakmal 25-6-70-1, Pradeep 15-2-96-0 (nb-13), Mendis 29.5-3-99-6 (nb-8), Perera 39-4-119-3, Mathews 11-1-33-0

Sri Lanka second innings

Dimuth Karunaratne c Hossain b Mahmudullah        15

Kaushal Silva lbw b Mahmudullah                                   29

Kumar Sangakkara b Gazi                                                 105

Mahela Jayawardene lbw Shakib                                     11

Dinesh Chandimal not out                                               100

Angelo Mathews not out                                                     43

Extras (lb-2)                                                                                2

Total (for 4 wickets declared)                                     305

Fall of wickets: 1-36 2-49 3-78 4-223

Bowling: Al-Amin Hossain 7-1-31-0, Sohag Gazi 18.5-1-87-1, Shakib Al Hasan 22-2-80-1, Mahmudullah 18-4-46-2, Mominul Haque 7-0-46-0, Nasir Hussain 3-0-13-0

Bangladesh second innings

Tamim Iqbal not out                                          7

Shamsur Rahman not out                                 4

Extras (b-1)                                                             1

Total (for no wicket)                                      12

Bowling: Lakmal 3-0-9-0, Perera 4-3-1-0, Mendis 1-0-1-0

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Sri Lanka lead series 1-0




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