On the crease, he had shown consistency unmatched by any of the international cricketers. Kumar Sangakkara had bid adieu to the international cricket. It was following the Test against India in 2015. Fantasy cricket fans acknowledge that he had finished as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport.
In daily fantasy cricket sport, some cricketers show glimpses of becoming greatest of their nation in initial stages of career. Some move ahead as per expectations while others fail. For Sri Lanka, Sangakkara is their greatest batsman who improved his cricket a lot from initial stage.
With all the runs he scored, he kept wickets in ODI cricket and did well at that as well. Sangakkara made his International debut in an ODI on July 5, 2000 against Pakistan at Galle. In today’s post, we will list some important records Sangakkara has to his name for the fantasy cricket league fans. Read them and play the game at 11wickets app.
Highest run-getter at No. 3 position in Tests
Sangakkara has scored 11,679 runs at No.3 in his Test career, which is a record. Nobody else has more than 30 centuries at No. 3. His average of 60.82 at No. 3 is the second best only to Don Bradman’s 103.63 at that position.
Highest run-getter among left-handed batsmen in Tests
Kumar Sangakkara’s 12,400 is the most by any left-hand batsman in the history. He also has the most Test centuries by a left-hander — 38.
Three sequences of three or more centuries in consecutive innings
Sangakkara scored centuries in three consecutive Test innings thrice in his career: 137, 103 and 219 in 2009-10; 142, 105 and 139 in 2013; and 319, 105 and 147 in 2014.
Most consecutive Test fifties
Sangakkara made seven fifties in seven innings in the 2014. 75, 319, 105, 147, 61, 79 and 55 in the two series in Bangladesh and England. He is the joint record holder of fifties in most consecutive Test innings.
Triple century and a century in the same Test (First-Class match)
Sangakkara scored 319 and 105 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in February 2014. He became only the second batsman in First-Class cricket to score a triple-century and a century in the same match.
Reaching triple century with a six
Sangakkara got to his only triple-century of Test career with a six. He hit 4, 6, 6 in successive balls off Shakib Al Hasan from to there from 286. He became only the second batsman after Virender Sehwag to reach a triple century with a six.
Highest partnership in Test (First-Class) cricket
Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene shared record partnership of 624 for the third wicket against South Africa at SSC in 2006. It is only partnership in excess of 600 for any wicket in the history of Tests and First-Class cricket.
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