After Gavaskar, Sangakkara breaks Bradman's record

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Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 14:45 [IST]
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Sangakkara breaks Bradman's record

Colombo, Jul 4: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara after surpassing Sunil Gavaskar's record on Tuesday, broke yet another record held by the Australian great Sir Donald Bradman during the second Test against Pakistan at SSC on Wednesday.

Scorecard: 2nd Test; SL Vs Pak, SSC

Looks like Sangakkara is on a record breaking spree as he surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record against Pakistan to become the highest run-scorer against the Asian rivals, while he registered to 30th Test century to overcome Sir Donald Bradman's record of 29 Test centuries on Wednesday.

Unbeaten on 144, Sangakkara missed another double century but ensured that he was credited with a few records in the second Test against Pakistan at SSC.

Sangakkara's Test average 56.79 was better than Jacques Kallis who held the highest average in Tests, 56.78
during his magnificent knock of 192 in the first innings of the second Test at SSC.

Interestingly, the wicket-keeper batsman has played a fabulous innings against Pakistan, as he has secured 9 Test centuries against the Asian rivals in total, while many people would have secured 9 Test centuries in total, this stylish Sri Lankan batsman has recorded 9 against Pakistan alone.

It is the highest any international player has scored against Pakistan. Having scored his 30th Test century, Sangakkara became the second Sri Lankan cricketer to have scored the maximum Test centuries behind Mahela Jayawardene who has 31 Test centuries to his credit which is headed by India's Sachin Tendulkar with 51 Test centuries.

With the second Test headed for a draw, Sangakkara would start his exploits yet again as history books may be rewritten in the third Test against Pakistan as well.


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