Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs

Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs

March 11, 2015   04:47 pm

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  Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to hit four consecutive one-day centuries and set a new record for dismissals by a wicketkeeper as Sri Lanka defeated Scotland by 148 runs in the Cricket World Cup at Bellerive Oval on Wednesday.

Sangakkara made 124 off 95 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 104, the pair adding 195 for the second wicket as Sri Lanka made 363 for nine in the Pool A match.

Scotland were bowled out for 215 with Freddie Coleman making 70 and skipper Preston Mommsem hitting 60.

Nuwan Kulasekara picked up 3 wickets for 20 runs while Dushmantha Chameera finished with figures 3-51.

Sangakkara also set a new record for dismissals by a wicketkeeper moving past the 52 held by Australia’s Adam Gilchrist.

Sri Lanka have already made the quarter-finals while Scotland have lost all five games they have played.

 Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews (51) also joined the party, clobbering six sixes in his 21-ball blitz in the frantic final phase of the innings when ropes were cleared and wickets tumbled regularly.

Sangakkara (124), who went into the match as the highest run-getter at this year’s tournament, reached the 100-mark in 86 balls and went on to consolidate his position at the top of the batting table with another scintillating knock.

 

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