Kumar Sangakkara scores 424 runs in Test, misses world record

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Updated: Friday, February 7, 2014, 14:42 [IST]
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Sangakkara scores 424, misses record

Chittagong, Feb 7: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on Friday became only the second batsman in Test history to score a triple hundred and a century in the same match.


Sangakkara followed his 319 in first innings with 105 today against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second Test.

The left-hander scored 424 runs in the Test, third most by a batsman in history. England's Graham Gooch has the most runs in a Test with 456 (333 and 123 Vs India in 1990).

Sangakkara is only the second batsman after Gooch to hit a triple and a ton in same Test. The second highest runs in a match was 426 by Mark Taylor (334 and 92 Vs Pakistan in 1998).

Today's was Sangakkara's 35th Test century, most by a Sri Lankan.

Most runs in a Test match

456 - Graham Gooch (England) 333 and 123 Vs India, 1990

426 - Mark Taylor (Australia) 334 and 92 Vs Pakistan, 1998

424 - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 319 and 105 Vs Bangladesh, 2014

400 not out - Brian Lara (West Indies) Vs England, 2004


Story first published:  Friday, February 7, 2014, 14:37 [IST]
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