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Milestone man Sangakkara matches Gooch's feat in Chittagong

February 07, 2014 17:25 IST

Kumar SangakkaraKumar Sangakkara became only the second cricketer to hit a triple century and a hundred in the same Test as Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a huge target of 467 to win the second and final match in Chittagong on Friday.

Sangakkara, who struck his maiden triple century in the first innings, hit a six off Sohag Gazi to reach three figures in the second and emulate former England opener Graham Gooch's 1990 feat against India at Lord's.

The 36-year-old left-hander was then bowled by the off-spinner's next delivery as he attempted to sweep on the fourth day.

Sangakkara's fluent 144-ball knock included 11 fours and two sixes.

His tally of 424 fell just short of Gooch's record of 456 for most runs in a single Test.

His partner in a fourth-wicket stand of 145, Dinesh Chandimal, struck his third Test century as Sri Lanka declared on 305 for four half an hour just before the close.

Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman then survived eight overs to leave their side on 12 for no wicket.

Earlier, the home team resumed on 409 for eight but folded for 426 with spinner Ajantha Mendis claiming the last two wickets to finish with six for 99.

Mahmudullah then removed both openers and fellow spinner Shakib Al Hasan trapped Mahela Jayawardene lbw to reduce Sri Lanka to 78 for three before Sangakkara and Chandimal rallied.

 Scorecard

 Sri Lanka (1st innings): 587

 Bangladesh (1st innings): (overnight 409-8)

 Tamim Iqbal b Lakmal 0

 Shamsur Rahman b Mendis 106

 Imrul Kayes b Mendis 115

 Mominul Haque lbw b Perera 13

 Shakib Al Hasan c Karunaratne b Perera 50

 Mushfiqur Rahim c Silva b Perera 20

 Nasir Hossain c Chandimal b Mendis 42

 Mahmudullah c Silva b Mendis 30

 Sohag Gazi lbw b Mendis 0

 Al-Amin Hossain b Mendis 9

 Abdur Razzak not out 11

 Extras: (b-8, lb-1, nb-21) 30

 Total: 426

 Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-232, 3-252, 4-259, 5-319, 6-350, 7-396, 8-396, 9-409

 Bowling: Lakmal 25-6-70-1, Pradeep 15-2-96-0 (nb-13), Mendis 29.5-3-99-6 (nb-8), Perera 39-4-119-3, Mathews 11-1-33-0

 Sri Lanka (2nd innings):

 Dimuth Karunaratne c Hossain b Mahmudullah 15

 Kaushal Silva lbw b Mahmudullah 29

 Kumar Sangakkara b Gazi 105

 Mahela Jayawardene lbw Shakib 11

 Dinesh Chandimal not out 100

 Angelo Mathews not out 43

 Extras: (lb-2) 2

 Total: (for 4 wickets declared) 305

 Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-49, 3-78, 4-223

 Bowling: Al-Amin Hossain 7-1-31-0, Sohag Gazi 18.5-1-87-1, Shakib Al Hasan 22-2-80-1, Mahmudullah 18-4-46-2, Mominul Haque 7-0-46-0, Nasir Hussain 3-0-13-0.

 Bangladesh (2nd innings):

 Tamim Iqbal not out 7

 Shamsur Rahman not out 4

 Extras: (b-1) 1

 Total: (for no wicket) 12

 Bowling: Lakmal 3-0-9-0, Perera 4-3-1-0, Mendis 1-0-1-0

 Sri Lanka lead series 1-0

Image: Kumar Sangakkara

Photograph: Getty Images

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