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Sangakkara breaks one Bradman record, nears second


Galle (Sri Lanka), Aug 9 :

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara struck his 10th double hundred here Saturday, surpassing the nine amassed by West Indian Brian Lara and puts him two behind the great Don Bradman. However, the left-hander managed to break Australian’s 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus.

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara

The Sri Lankan captain beat Bradman’s scores of 190 and above, registering his 13th en route to his 10th double.

Sangakkara’s faultless 221 saw Sri Lanka reach 533 for nine in their first innings in reply to Pakistan’s 451 and by stumps the visitors lost a wicket for four runs in their second knock on day four of the first cricket Test at the Galle International Stadium.

Sangakkara had completed his 37th Test hundred Friday.

Following is the list of top 10 double century makers in Tests:

Don Bradman (Australia) 12
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 10
Brian Lara (West Indies) 9
Wally Hammond (England) 7
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 7
Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka) 6
Virender Sehwag (India) 6
Javed Miandad (Pakistan) 6
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 6
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 6