Sanga breaks records against Pakistan

Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday broke multiple records against Pakistan during the fourth day of the second Test match at the SSC grounds in the capital.

Sangakkara scored his 30th career Test century and 9th against Pakistan in the rain hit Test match and was involved in a 200 run partnership with opener T.M. Dilshan.

During his innings the former Sri Lankan captain went on to score the most number of career Test runs against Pakistan beating the 2089 runs scored by Indian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar.

Sangakkara’s 9th Test century against Pakistan was also the most number of Test centuries scored by any international cricketer against Pakistan.

Meanwhile in scoring his 30th Test hundred Sangakkara also joined an elite list of cricketers to have scored 30 or more Test centuries.

Sangakkara went ahead of Australian legend Sir Don Bradman who scored 29 Test hundreds and is the second Sri Lankan on the list after captain Mahela Jayawardena who has 31Test hundreds.

Indian master batsman Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 51 Test hundreds.

 

(Report by Easwaran Rutnam)