Kumar Sangakkara creates history
March 11, 2015 11:40 am
Kumar Sangakkara created One Day International cricket history today at the Bellerive Oval during their ICC World Cup 2015 Pool A match against Scotland.
In the history of 3,631 ODIs before today, no batsman had scored 4 successive centuries. But on Wednesday, Sangakkara became the first ever batsman to achieve the feat.
Going into the match with three consecutive tons at World Cup, which is also a new record, Sangakkara continued his dream run with the willow.
Previously there have been batsmen registering three-figures scores in 3 innings in a row. But never 4 in 4. Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa), Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) and AB de Villiers (South Africa) and Sangakkara had achieved this. Opting to bat first after having won the toss, Sri Lanka were put on track for a big total by the 37-year-old Sangakkara.
Playing in his final World Cup, Sangakkara has decided to bow out on a high. His batting exploits in the tournament have been outstanding
– One India.