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Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara (Sinhala: කුමාර් සංගක්කාර) (born 27 October 1977, Matale, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the former captain of the Sri ... More »Kumar Sangakkara (Sinhala: කුමාර් සංගක්කාර) (born 27 October 1977, Matale, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is a left-handed top-order batsman. He used to play as a wicket-keeper and top-order batsman in all forms of the game, but has stopped keeping wicket in Tests as his batting average is significantly higher in Tests when he plays as a pure batsman. He has been ranked as the number 1 Test batsman in the world several times during his career. Following the world cup defeat to India he has since stepped down from the captaincy. Sangakkara (8) is third in the list of Test double century-makers, behind Donald Bradman (12) and Brian Lara (9). He scored his eighth double ton in Test cricket on October 21, 2011 against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi. Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara was born to Kumari and Chokshanada Sangakkara at Matale in 1977. Sangakkara received his primary and secondary education at Trinity College, Kandy, a... [ Wikipedia ]

Sangakkara hits maiden triple-ton, goes past Steve Waugh

Kumar Sangakkara became the fastest batsman to 11000 Test runs during his 319 against Bangladesh. Kumar Sangakkara hit his first triple-century and his highest score in Tests, bettering his 287, against South Africa in Colombo in 2006. Sangakkara has scored 1711 runs ...

Kumar Sangakkara's maiden triple ton flattens Bangladesh in Chittagong Test

Agence France-Presse | Last updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 18:06 Print font size - + Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara made a career-best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club on the way as Sri Lanka took control of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday. ( ...

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day : Footmarks on pitch crucial to SL chances, says Sa...

Footmarks on pitch crucial to SL chances, says Sangakkara The footmarks developing on the Sharjah pitch are crucial to Sri Lanka's hopes of winning the series 2-0, Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara said. Day three saw the surface play reasonably well for the batsmen, even if it ...

Kumar Sangakkara's historic knock propels him to 2nd spot in Test rankings

Kumar Sangakkara slammed over 400 runs in the 2nd Test against Bangladesh (319 and 105) at Chittagong to gain 58 rating points and sit right behind South Africa's AB de Villiers in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. NDTVCricket | Last updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 11:56 Print ...

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Bangladesh Draw with Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara eclipsed 11,000 runs and became just the second player to score a double-hundred and a hundred in a Test, but could do nothing as Mominul Haque came to Bangladesh's rescue to draw the Test. Haque and Shakib Al Hasan came to their side's rescue; the former scoring a ...

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Second Test vs Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara becomes second to hit triple ton, century in same match...

Second Test vs Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara becomes second to hit triple ton, century in same match Second Test vs Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara becomes second to hit triple ton, century in same match Kumar Sangakkara hit 319 runs in the first innings for Sri Lanka and 105 ...

First Test vs Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara becomes second to hit triple ton, century in same match |...

First Test vs Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara becomes second to hit triple ton, century in same match First Test vs Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara becomes second to hit triple ton, century in same match Kumar Sangakkara hit 319 runs in the first innings for Sri Lanka and 105 in ...

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Chittagong Test: Kumar Sangakkara's second ton helps Sri Lanka set 467-run target for Bangladesh

Associated Press | Last updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 17:41 Print font size - + Chittagong, Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh ...

Chittagong Test: Kumar Sangakkara's 35th ton helps Sri Lanka set 467-run target for Bangladesh

Associated Press | Last updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 18:17 Print font size - + Chittagong, Bangladesh: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh ...

Kumar Sangakkara Joins Graham Gooch, Scores Triple Ton and Century in the Same Test

Kumar Sangakkara Joins Graham Gooch, Scores Triple Ton and Century in the Same Test By IndiaTimes | February 7, 2014, 5:35 pm IST Kumar Sangakkara scored 424 in the Test match. He was 33 runs short of breaking Gooch's record for most runs in a single test. (AFP) CHITTAGONG: ...

Second Test: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara matches Graham Gooch feat

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara joined Graham Gooch as the only batsmen to make a triple century and century in the same Test before Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a target of 467 to win in Chittagong. Sangakkara made 105 in Sri Lanka's second innings of 305-4 declared, to add to his ...

In-form Sangakkara thwarts Bangladesh again

After slamming a triple ton in the first innings, Sangakkara continued with his run-scoring spree with a century in the second innings Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara was on the brink of a rare landmark as Sri Lanka moved towards an impregnable lead in the second and final Test ...

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day : 'Tried to keep my mind fresh to score runs'...

Kumar Sangakkara's run deluge against Bangladesh came after a frustrating series against Pakistan in the UAE recently. A long-time purveyor of Test cricket's grind, Kumar Sangakkara says it was a refreshed focus on positivity that helped him score the third-highest match tally of ...

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