May 30, 2017

Sanga misses out on first-class centuries record

Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara missed out on a record sixth-successive first-class century as their Division One game with Essex ended in a draw at Chelmsford.

The Sri Lankan, who made 200 in the first innings, was caught and bowled by Tom Westley for 84 after a hold-up for bad light.

The game came to an end a few minutes later when Surrey declared on 260-9.

Currently, the highest number of consecutive centuries in first-class cricket is six and the record is being co-held by CB Fry (1901), Don Bradman (1938-39) and Mike Procter (1970-71).

However, Everton Weekes (1955-56), Brian Lara (1993-94), Mike Hussey (2003), Parthiv Patel (2007-08), Kumar Sangakkara (2017) have 05 consecutive centuries in first-class cricket.

Recently, Sangakkara announced says he will retire from first-class cricket after this season.

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