World record by Sangakkara, 4 consecutive ODI centuries

World record by Sangakkara, 4 consecutive ODI centuries

World record by Sangakkara, 4 consecutive ODI centuries

Written by Staff Writer

11 Mar, 2015 | 12:08 pm

On Wednesday (March 11th) Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman in the world to score four consecutive centuries in ODIs.

Sangakkara scored his fourth century in just 86 deliveries during the World Cup clash with Scotland.

The first of the four centuries came in the World Cup match against Bangladesh on the 26th of February where he scored an unbeaten 105 runs in just 76 deliveries. Sri Lanka went on to score a mammoth 332 runs for the loss of just 1 wicket and won the match by 92 runs.

The second came during the World Cup match against the creators of the game, England, scoring yet another unbeaten 117 runs in just 116 deliveries as Sri Lanka cruised to a 9 wicket victory against the Englishmen.

The third century was posted during the World Cup match against the mighty Australians, who are also the tournament favorites. Chasing a colossal 376 runs posted by the Aussies, Sangakkara scored 104 runs in 107 deliveries and became the first batsman to have three consecutive centuries in a World Cup tournament. Later he found himself slicing James Faulkner’s 115.6 kph delivery only to find Aaron Finch at deep cover. Sri Lanka however lost the match by 64 runs.

The veteran scored the record fourth century during the World Cup match against Scotland today, reaching the mark in just 86 deliveries. Sangakkara was dismissed later on for 124 runs in 95 deliveries as he nicked one to the keeper Josh Davey. Sangakkara exited the field after making both ODI and World Cup history also as the only batsman to score four centuries in a single World Cup.

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