Sangakkara was caught and bowled for 84 by Tom Westley as Surrey’s County Championship Division One clash with Essex petered out into a draw at Chelmsford.
Had the 39-year-old reached triple figures, he would have joined Australian great Bradman, England’s CB Fry and South African Mike Procter in making centuries in six consecutive first-class innings.
Elegant left-hander Sangakkara, who retired from Test cricket two years ago having scored 12,400 runs to sit fifth on the all-time list, will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the English season.
Former Sri Lanka captain Sangakkara’s innings took his haul for the English summer to a whopping 876 runs at a staggering average of 109.5. (Courtesy Fox Sports)