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Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman's 66-year-old record

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Updated: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 16:59 [IST]
 
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Galle, Aug 9: Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara broke the legendary Sir Donald Bradman's 66-year-old Test record here Saturday on way to scoring his 10th double century.

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When Sangakkara reached 191 today during the fourth day's play of their first Test against Pakistan, the left-hander surpassed Bradman for the record of the most scores of 190 and above in Test history. He made 221.

Sangakkara breaks Bradman's record

He carried on to reach double ton, his 10th in 127th Test. He is second in the all-time list with Bradman ahead with 12 scores of 200 and above. Sangakkara had completed his 37th Test century yesterday (August 8).

Bradman scored 12 double centuries including 2 triples during his great 52-Test career. Last of those 12 came against India in January 1948 in Adelaide.

Today, Sangakkara registered his 13th score of 190 and above. He was twice dismissed in 190s (192 on both occasions) and was 199 not out once.

The 36-year-old, during this innings today, took his career average past 59, the highest among current Test batsmen.

Kumar Sangakkara's 13 scores of 190+ (10 doubles)


  1. 199 not out - Vs Pakistan in Galle, 2012
  2. 230 - Vs Pakistan in Lahore, 2002
  3. 270 - Vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, 2004
  4. 232 - Vs South Africa in Colombo (SSC), 2004
  5. 287 - Vs South Africa in Colombo (SSC), 2006
  6. 222 not out - Vs Bangladesh, 2007
  7. 200 not out - Vs Bangladesh in Colombo (PSS), 2007
  8. 192 - Vs Australia in Hobart, 2007
  9. 219 - Vs India in Colombo (SSC), 2010
  10. 211 - Vs Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, 2011
  11. 192 - Vs Pakistan in Colombo (SSC), 2012
  12. 319 - Vs Bangladesh in Chittagong, 2014
  13. 221 - Vs Pakistan in Galle, 2014

Sir Don Bradman's 12 double centuries

  1. 254 - Vs England at Lord's, 1930
  2. 334 - Vs England in Leeds, 1930
  3. 232 - Vs England at The Oval, 1930
  4. 226 - Vs South Africa in Brisbane, 1931
  5. 223 - Vs West Indies in Brisbane, 1931
  6. 299 not out - Vs South Africa in Adelaide, 1932
  7. 304 - Vs England in Leeds, 1934
  8. 244 - Vs England at The Oval, 1934
  9. 270 - Vs England in Melbourne, 1937
  10. 212 - Vs England in Adelaide, 1937
  11. 234 - Vs England in Sydney, 1946
  12. 201 - Vs India in Adelaide, 1948

Most double centuries in Test cricket

12 - Sir Don Bradman (Australia)

10 - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

9 - Brian Lara (West Indies)

7 - Wally Hammond (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

6 - Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka), Virender Sehwag (India), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Javed Miandad (Pakistan), Ricky Ponting (Australia)

5 - Graeme Smith, Rahul Dravid

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Story first published:  Saturday, August 9, 2014, 16:38 [IST]
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