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Sangakkara scores 100th hundred

  • Published at 02:23 pm June 14th, 2017
Sangakkara scores 100th hundred
Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has added another milestone to his glittering cricketing resumé, notching his 100th century across all forms of cricket in Surrey's quarter-final win over Yorkshire on Tuesday. Sangakkara's run-a-ball 121 – his seventh century so far this county season - helped Surrey to 7-313 in their knockout 50-over clash at Headingley, leading them to a 24-run victory, reports cricket.com.au. It was the veteran left-hander's 39th List A hundred, adding to his 61 first-class centuries, to join the likes of Don Bradman (117 hundreds), Sachin Tendulkar (142) and WG Grace (124) in notching a ton of tons. Sangakkara is the 37th player to achieve the feat, with England great Jack Hobbs holding the record for the most career centuries, passing triple-figures on 199 separate occasions. Aside from Bradman, other Australians to have done it include Ricky Ponting (116 centuries), Mark Waugh (108), Matthew Hayden (106), Darren Lehmann (101), Justin Langer and Stuart Law (100 each). "I've been enjoying myself," Sangakkara told Sky Sports. "I haven't really stressed myself out, or frustrated myself by doing too much. I've had a good amount of rest away from the game. "The set-up at Surrey is excellent. They really understand what players need and it's that kind of balance and playing in a team of good players and people that helps keep you focused and fresh." Sangakkara recently fell 16 runs short of a record-equalling sixth consecutive first-class century for Surrey in the County Championship. Had he reached triple figures, he would have joined Bradman, England's CB Fry and South African Mike Procter in making centuries in six consecutive first-class innings. The 39-year-old will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the English summer, having called time on his Test career two years ago after scoring 12,400 runs to be fifth on the all-time Test run-scoring list. With Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom for their Champions Trophy campaign, the in-form Sangakkara was forced to hose down suggestions of a return to international cricket last week. Prior to Sri Lanka’s upset win over India at The Oval, Sangakkara laughed off a possible comeback despite suspension and injury rocking his former teammates.
Kumar Sangakkara Career:
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 22882 54.19 38 52 1491 51 182 20
ODIs 404 380 41 14234 169 41.98 18048 78.86 25 93 1385 88 402 99
T20Is 56 53 9 1382 78 31.40 1156 119.55 0 8 139 20 25 20
First-class 256 424 29 20326 319 51.45 61 86 370 33
List A 526 498 54 19350 169 43.58 39 119 518 124
Twenty20 235 229 20 5974 94 28.58 4749 125.79 0 34 645 109 143 57
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