Kumar Sangakkara equals Gavaskar and Lara

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Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 14:44 [IST]
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Kumar Sangakkara equals Gavaskar, Lara

Chittagong, Feb 4: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has joined former greats Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara with his 34 Test century, against Bangladesh here today.


Sangakkara hit his 34th ton during the first day's play of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This was Sangakkara's 122th Test and 208th innings.

The left-handed number three batsman is the first from the Island nation to score 34 Test hundreds. Mahela Jayawardene is second with 33.

Former captain and India opener Gavaskar played in 125 Tests while Lara featured in 131 for West Indies.

The list for most centuries in Tests is headed by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar with 51. He retired from international cricket in November last year.

The 36-year-old Sangakkara is joint fifth in the all-time list.

Most Test centuries

Sachin Tendulkar 51

Jacques Kallis 45

Ricky Ponting 41

Rahul Dravid 36

Kumar Sangakkara, Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara 34

Mahela Jayawardene 33


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