Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day February 5, 2014

Sangakkara hits maiden triple-ton, goes past Steve Waugh

Stats highlights from the second day of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Chittagong
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  • Kumar Sangakkara hit his first triple-century and his highest score in Tests, bettering his 287, against South Africa in Colombo in 2006. Sangakkara has scored 1711 runs against Bangladesh - the highest by any batsman against the team in Tests - at 95.05 from 20 innings.

  • Sangakkara's 319 was his sixth century against Bangladesh and his third score of 200 or more runs against them. He also leads the list of century makers against Bangladesh in Tests. Mahela Jayawardene and Sachin Tendulkar are next in this list with five hundreds each.

  • Sangakkara has now hit nine scores of 200 or more in Tests, equaling Brian Lara in the list of batsmen with most 200-plus scores in Tests. Don Bradman leads this list with 12 such scores. Including this innings, Sangakkara has hit four scores of 200 or more in away Tests. Don Bradman, Wally Hammond and Brian Lara, who all have hit five such scores each in their Test careers, are the only batsmen ahead of Sangakkara. Graeme Smith is the other batsman with four 200-plus scores in away Tests.

  • When on 201, Sangakkara went past Steve Waugh to become the ninth-highest run scorer in Tests. Sangakkara also completed 11000 Test runs when he reached 273 with a four off Sohag Gazi. He is the ninth batsman to score 11000 or more Test runs and the fastest batsman, in terms of number of innings taken, to do so.

  • Sangakkara's 319 in this innings is now the highest individual score against Bangladesh in Tests, beating Ramnaresh Sarwan's unbeaten 261 against them in Kingston in 2004.

  • Sangakkara smashed six sixes during his innings - the most by a Sri Lanka batsman in Tests. Sanath Jayasuirya held the record previously; he hit six sixes against the same opposition in Colombo in 2002.

  • Shakib-Al-Hasan's 5 for 148 was his 11th five-wicket haul in Tests. He is leading the list of Bangladesh bowlers with most five-wicket hauls in Tests, and is four such hauls clear of the next bowler, Mohammad Rafique. Shakib has taken 121 wickets at 33.00 from 34 Tests.

  • The 100-run partnership between Sangakkara and Ajantha Mendis was Sri Lanka's first century partnership for the eighth wicket in away Tests and their seventh century partnership in Tests for the eighth wicket.

  • Mendis' 47 in this innings is Sri Lanka's fourth-highest score by a No. 9 batsman in away Tests. There have been only three fifty-plus scores in away Tests by Sri Lanka's No. 9 batsmen.

  • Sangakkara added 54 runs for the tenth wicket with Nuwan Pradeep, which was only the tenth against Australia in Kandy in 2004, which is their highest 10th-wicket stand in Tests. The fifty-run partnership between Sangakkara and Pradeep was brought up in seventy deliveries, with Sangakkara scoring 42 of these runs in 50 balls. Pradeep batted 20 deliveries at the other end without contributing a single run in the first fifty runs of the partnership.

  • Six of Sri Lanka's batsmen were trapped lbw in their first innings. This is only the second time that six or more of their batsmen have been dismissed in such a fashion during an innings. The previous such instance also came against Bangladesh, at the same venue in 2009.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com

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  • raza.khuram on February 6, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Now lets come back to Sanga, what a player he is . I am big time fan of him and i love watching him play as i loved watching Brian, sachin, Kallis, Hayden etc. I have narrated yesterday as well that all these players were masters in their own and cant be classified inferior to anyone. Comparing them with each other may not be correct because they have not played equal number of matches and then things like home and away matches come into consideration. What kind of pitches they scored runs on and what kind of bowlers they scored against. But i suppose we all know that when any body score 11000 runs he must had played extra ordinary cricket over the period of time . Same is the case for Sachin. Most of my country men says that he has not won matches for india but i am all praise for the guy. To play sports for such long period and with performance it tells all about the guy. But this does not mean that he is better than LARA or Kallis or Ponting. Do check their records as well

  • raza.khuram on February 6, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    @ Fast Track Bully and all other lovers of cricket. First of all we need to understand that despite of our geographical nationalities we all are here to exchange our thoughts on the game of cricket. We all should praise the guys who have contributed toward this lovely sport and without any trace of doubt sachin has been a great ambassador for cricket over the span of two decades. His contribution is evident from his records and i am sure that most of them would remain there for very long time.

    But this does not mean that other greats are any lesser than him. We cant just rate any body higher because he belongs to our own country. let me give you an example of my own despite of the fact that Mr. Shoaib Akhtar belongs to my country i dont match him with brett Lee. Because in my opinion Brett was far better bowler as he had the more control and he was more effective than shoaib. I guess Indians would never forget their first exposure to LEE in the test series of 1999 .

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 6, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    Lets stop this argument. Here is the solution. Sangakkara can be called as legend in Colombo, SL and up to Asia. because he did well in Asia. But Sachin can be called legend in all over the world because he have better average and more runs than Sanga in Aus, SA , Eng etc. It is loud and clear.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 6, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    Based on the scale for 'legends' by SL fans, players like Sehwag, Gambhir etc are legends! I thought Sehwag was a FTB!. I was wrong, SL fans proved that he is a 'legend' by those standards!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 6, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    The biggest Flat Track Bully of world cricket. Pile on runs against weak attacks and flat pitches, but failed miserably against quality attacks and AWAY matches. Very poor record against SA, Aus and Eng in away matches when we compare players who have reached 10,000 runs.

  • first_slip on February 6, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    for those haters, it doesnt matter you accept or not,Kumar or we dont care, test inning is a test inning, you like it or not

  • rsijwali on February 6, 2014, 0:39 GMT

    Oh Plz dont compare these stats... "Sanga has 6 centuries against Bangladesh in 15 matches and averages 95.Tendulkar has 5 centuries in OLY 7 matches and averages 136 " . Sachin played only 6 test out of 200, 136 avg. doesnt have so much impact on Sachin stats. while Sanga played 15 out of 122(3rd most no.of Sanga's against any country) its has large impact on his overall average..! . Sanga is a class player, but Arvinda De Silva was the best fron Srilanka..

  • on February 5, 2014, 23:24 GMT

    @sandy2323...get your facts right: sanga averages: 60.33 in Aus, 63.23 in Pak,30.58 in Eng, 66.80 in NZ and 35.75 in SA. His career averages against these countries in tests (including home, away and neutral) are: 43.90 Aus (he averages more in Aus than he does against them in SL!), 57.13 Ind, 48 NZ, 80.19 PAK and 55.72 SA. He does not average only 34 against or only in these countries!..why do you bother comparing the number of centuries sanga has made against tendulkar, as that is biased, as clearly Tendulkar as played more test matched against these countries, so ofcourse he has scored more centuries!..compare the averages!..yes tendulkar is a better batsman statistically (despite sanga's average being clearly higher), but sanga is still a great batsman eventhough his record in most parts is not the equivalent of Tendulkar's

    btw..have you also forgotten his 600 run partnership with mahela against SA as well against Steyn, Ntini etc.?.

  • battingwala on February 5, 2014, 22:29 GMT

    gary sobers scored 365not out against pak in 1957/58 and WI ended up 790/3. at that time pak team was a weak team and in its early years. so people should not crritisize tendulkar, sanga or inzamam for scoring centuries/double/triples against bangladesh which is still in its early years and they dont play that much test cricket. look at srilanka, it was also a weak team in 81/82 and in 87 it was all out for 55 runs in ODI against WI and it also scored 952/6 dec against IND in 1997, so its all about time and experience

  • Attacking on February 5, 2014, 22:19 GMT

    Sangakkara is a better batsman than Tendulkar. Tendulkar plays for petty personal records and never for his team. If Sangakkara played for personal records like Tendulkar, Sangakkara would have more better personal stats than Tendulkar.

    Sangakkara has 6 centuries vs Bangladesh. Tendulkar has 5 centuries vs Bangladesh.

  • raza.khuram on February 6, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Now lets come back to Sanga, what a player he is . I am big time fan of him and i love watching him play as i loved watching Brian, sachin, Kallis, Hayden etc. I have narrated yesterday as well that all these players were masters in their own and cant be classified inferior to anyone. Comparing them with each other may not be correct because they have not played equal number of matches and then things like home and away matches come into consideration. What kind of pitches they scored runs on and what kind of bowlers they scored against. But i suppose we all know that when any body score 11000 runs he must had played extra ordinary cricket over the period of time . Same is the case for Sachin. Most of my country men says that he has not won matches for india but i am all praise for the guy. To play sports for such long period and with performance it tells all about the guy. But this does not mean that he is better than LARA or Kallis or Ponting. Do check their records as well

  • raza.khuram on February 6, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    @ Fast Track Bully and all other lovers of cricket. First of all we need to understand that despite of our geographical nationalities we all are here to exchange our thoughts on the game of cricket. We all should praise the guys who have contributed toward this lovely sport and without any trace of doubt sachin has been a great ambassador for cricket over the span of two decades. His contribution is evident from his records and i am sure that most of them would remain there for very long time.

    But this does not mean that other greats are any lesser than him. We cant just rate any body higher because he belongs to our own country. let me give you an example of my own despite of the fact that Mr. Shoaib Akhtar belongs to my country i dont match him with brett Lee. Because in my opinion Brett was far better bowler as he had the more control and he was more effective than shoaib. I guess Indians would never forget their first exposure to LEE in the test series of 1999 .

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 6, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    Lets stop this argument. Here is the solution. Sangakkara can be called as legend in Colombo, SL and up to Asia. because he did well in Asia. But Sachin can be called legend in all over the world because he have better average and more runs than Sanga in Aus, SA , Eng etc. It is loud and clear.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 6, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    Based on the scale for 'legends' by SL fans, players like Sehwag, Gambhir etc are legends! I thought Sehwag was a FTB!. I was wrong, SL fans proved that he is a 'legend' by those standards!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 6, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    The biggest Flat Track Bully of world cricket. Pile on runs against weak attacks and flat pitches, but failed miserably against quality attacks and AWAY matches. Very poor record against SA, Aus and Eng in away matches when we compare players who have reached 10,000 runs.

  • first_slip on February 6, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    for those haters, it doesnt matter you accept or not,Kumar or we dont care, test inning is a test inning, you like it or not

  • rsijwali on February 6, 2014, 0:39 GMT

    Oh Plz dont compare these stats... "Sanga has 6 centuries against Bangladesh in 15 matches and averages 95.Tendulkar has 5 centuries in OLY 7 matches and averages 136 " . Sachin played only 6 test out of 200, 136 avg. doesnt have so much impact on Sachin stats. while Sanga played 15 out of 122(3rd most no.of Sanga's against any country) its has large impact on his overall average..! . Sanga is a class player, but Arvinda De Silva was the best fron Srilanka..

  • on February 5, 2014, 23:24 GMT

    @sandy2323...get your facts right: sanga averages: 60.33 in Aus, 63.23 in Pak,30.58 in Eng, 66.80 in NZ and 35.75 in SA. His career averages against these countries in tests (including home, away and neutral) are: 43.90 Aus (he averages more in Aus than he does against them in SL!), 57.13 Ind, 48 NZ, 80.19 PAK and 55.72 SA. He does not average only 34 against or only in these countries!..why do you bother comparing the number of centuries sanga has made against tendulkar, as that is biased, as clearly Tendulkar as played more test matched against these countries, so ofcourse he has scored more centuries!..compare the averages!..yes tendulkar is a better batsman statistically (despite sanga's average being clearly higher), but sanga is still a great batsman eventhough his record in most parts is not the equivalent of Tendulkar's

    btw..have you also forgotten his 600 run partnership with mahela against SA as well against Steyn, Ntini etc.?.

  • battingwala on February 5, 2014, 22:29 GMT

    gary sobers scored 365not out against pak in 1957/58 and WI ended up 790/3. at that time pak team was a weak team and in its early years. so people should not crritisize tendulkar, sanga or inzamam for scoring centuries/double/triples against bangladesh which is still in its early years and they dont play that much test cricket. look at srilanka, it was also a weak team in 81/82 and in 87 it was all out for 55 runs in ODI against WI and it also scored 952/6 dec against IND in 1997, so its all about time and experience

  • Attacking on February 5, 2014, 22:19 GMT

    Sangakkara is a better batsman than Tendulkar. Tendulkar plays for petty personal records and never for his team. If Sangakkara played for personal records like Tendulkar, Sangakkara would have more better personal stats than Tendulkar.

    Sangakkara has 6 centuries vs Bangladesh. Tendulkar has 5 centuries vs Bangladesh.

  • jerryman on February 5, 2014, 21:46 GMT

    We don't need to compare Sanga with other cricketers . Just take a chill pill guys. As cricket lovers just enjoy the game without bias. I certainly enjoy the batting of Kallis, Amla , Clarke , sanga , kohli etc . each have their own styles and modes of play . They way some are making outrageous comments , one would wonder why Tendulkar and other Indian cricketers did not get a 300 with BD. My question is simple , on the next tour to BD by India , if Pujara or Kohli get 300 + runs in an innings , will the fans say , it is nothing , its just against a team like BD .Am sure there will be lots of comments extolling their performance. To get to a 300 takes a lot of patience & determination and should be admired be it be a flat track or fast track . Just enjoy test cricket , it is a dying format .. enjoy while it lasts. I miss seeing fast bowlers like the WI or Australia had in the past .. That's why fast bowlers don't play long as spinners , as it takes quite a toll on their bodies

  • raza.khuram on February 5, 2014, 21:41 GMT

    Hello to all. I have gone through the interesting comparison between Sachin & Sanga. I guess there is difference between class & stats because at times very talented players cannot get enough chance to play or their career is shortened because of injuries.

    I suppose in modern Era of cricket ( Lets say last 25 years) few batting legends have been seen. Sachin, Rahul, Brian, Jacques, Ricky, Sanga, Mahela, now these are the guys who all have scored hefty runs in their long careers. There are others who were masters in their own but have not played for long as the above mentioned players did. like KP, AB, Hayden, Kohli, Pujara only time would tell that where they finish but they have showed signs of masters.

    Now come bak to legends. In my opinion Jacques is the most prolific cricketer overall. Records speaks for him in both the major forms of cricket. Top averages in both forms in terms of batting and above average performance in bowling as well.

  • on February 5, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    I'm srilankan , sachin is sachin great player, extra ordinary talent , at age of 16 making the way to international cricket is not joke, at the same time there are plenty forgotten players as well. It's their bad luck.

  • LakmalPhysics on February 5, 2014, 21:09 GMT

    To my Indian fans: Yeap, Sachin has a better average in England but thanks to that mediocre bowling attack they had until recently. After England found some pacy guns, especially after 2006, Sachin's average is 35.78 in 7 matches in England and Sanga's is 34.58 in 9 matches during that period. And in South Africa, Sachin managed to make up his average thanks to his longevity. Before the begining of last Indian tour to SA, Sachin's average was 39.76 in 12 games and it's 35.75 in 8 games for Sanga. We all know that any good player show better performace with added experience and that's same for Sanga and Sachin. No much difference between them and one can not say this guy is better than that guy. But no one can compete with Sanga's consistancy except Bradmon. Lara, Sachin, Ponting, Kallis, Dravid everyone had lean patches during their carrers but only exception is Sanga. Keep in mind that Sanga will deliver more and time is the only constraint that he needs to tackle.

  • Arvin5721 on February 5, 2014, 20:40 GMT

    Apart from Pakistan(to a certain extent); India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need to avoid preparing these dead wickets that very much favors batsmen. India just took a 4-0 trashing against New Zealand simply because their batsmen were actually challenged by the pitch. You can claim that Tendulkar and most of these Asian batsmen are great but first consider this; imagine the record Lara or Ponting or Kallis(just to name a few) would have if they had the opportunity to play most of their cricket on these Batsmen Paradise.

  • sandy2323 on February 5, 2014, 20:22 GMT

    @ its.rachit : Well said Rachit.....That is sheer jealousy from Sri lankan fans... I agree sanga is a classy player but no way i would compare him to sachin not even Aravinda De silva .... The best Sri lankan for me is Aravinda D silva.....

  • its.rachit on February 5, 2014, 20:15 GMT

    @Chris P - he played in australia ... u really want to consider that as a benchmark ... and the reason of my was not to bring Sanga down ... as a Cricket fan, i would never do that ... the reason i wrote that was to show these silly SL fans who mindlessly bring Sachin into picture whenever India loses or SL does well .. I mean how are the 2 things related ... sounds like sheer jealousy to me ... is it Sachin's fault that not just Indians, but experts across the cricket world consider him the best since Bradman ... yes he had his weaknesses,like 4th innings etc ... but so has Sanga(Sa and Eng), Warne (india), Ponting (India), Lara (swing), kallis (slow) ... and what irritates me most is ... they say Sachin played on flat tracks ... I mean he averaged more than 50 outside India .. so are Australian and SA and English and NZ pitches also flat .... and if Indian pitches are so flat and Indian bowlers the worst ever in history, why does india keep winning at home ???

  • am5786 on February 5, 2014, 20:05 GMT

    This article is about Sangakkara and people started comparing him with Tendulkar. Our Indian fans have to fight on different grounds, sometimes with Pakistanis, or Australians, or English, or South African fans.

  • johnathonjosephs on February 5, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    The stats say it all. Averaging over 70 after giving up the gloves? Nobody has averaged that high except for Bradman. Imagine if Sangakkara started as a batsman instead of a wicketkeeper and his average said 70.... Would anybody be doubting him? Hope he gets a good a series against England in England and gets his average to around 60 before he retires. Would be great. Fastest to 8000, 9000, 10000, and now 11000 runs and 9 double centuries (in less matches). People say he scores against Bangladesh a lot, but so did Tendulkar.... What is he supposed to do though? Not score against Bangladesh? Sri Lankans never get any good away tours and when they do, they are usually 2 off tests.

  • Nav80 on February 5, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    For all who are complaining about SL playing BD - get over it! It isn't SL who just pick to play BD, rather the other nations who rarely play SL. SL boys play the games they are given, and against all odds, they generally perform. Sadly, they will never have the following India has due to the population gap, so they will never be appealing to the financially minded ECB, ACB etc! Sachin played many games in England/Aus - how many has Sanga had? Still he averages 60+ in Aus and NZ! Hopefully he will set the record straight in England later this year. Even if he doesn't, that won't make what he has achieved throughout his career any less valuable, he has simply made mist of the hand he was dealt...

  • Kod. on February 5, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    Sachin has played quadruple the amount of games in Aus Eng NZ and SA... Wow chilax if sanga had played as much game he at the same amount,of centuries...

  • on February 5, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    Lara Lara Lara He.is the best

  • Kod. on February 5, 2014, 19:37 GMT

    Wow peeps... Chilax with the hate. Motivate and appreciate Cricket. Cricket evolved hence we have different countries playing and somany superstars in different eras. Suchin is amazing no one is doubting that. Cricket supreme. I don't think any players ever compare them self to anyone else but them. Every cricketer in the world loves sachin. But you you to understand cricket is just nit sachin. Cricket is Lara dravid sanga Kallis Pontins cricket is every cricketer that layers cricket. They give us Gods talents to watch. Appreciate knocks appreciate cricket... Don't always compare every cricket. They are great in there own unique ways... Sanga is a fine talent. Watching him driving and cutting and pulling and getting out from the worst umpiring call ever (ball bounced off his helmet and was caught and given out.... Wow) for 196 in Australia. Sanga is a thrill to watch please appreciate every fine knocks.. Cricket is beautiful... No need for unwanted revamping..

  • on February 5, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    hey srilankan fans.....if u want to know sangakkara is great player or not you must it from genlement (expert in cricket) from england...not from indian guys

  • rizwan1981 on February 5, 2014, 19:01 GMT

    for all those who say that Sanga has massaged his stats against the minnows , let us consider Sachin Tendulkar's record

    Sanga has 6 centuries against Bangladesh in 15 matches and averages 95.Tendulkar has 5 centuries in OLY 7 matches and averages 136 !

  • Chris_P on February 5, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    @its.rachit. Knock him all you want, but even without BD & Zim he averages more than 53. I would suggest his performances in other countries, while mixed are still outstanding in some. In Australia for example, no one has a better average against us over that number of tests, no-one. That alone should afford him the respect he deserves. The best thing he did was lose the gloves. Well done Kumar, a true cricketer.

  • sandy2323 on February 5, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    @MONIF : Sachin scored 18 Centuries in ENG/AUS/SA/NZ where as sanga scored just 3 centuries...... That speaks how great is a player on the bouncy tracks against the best bowlers......... And i have not even considered the centuries outside India ( i.e. Sub continent Tracks) ......

  • on February 5, 2014, 18:41 GMT

    Sachin has scored more runs outside of India 8,705 compared to 7,216 at home i.e. 54% of his runs came abroad. Compare that to others and their runs scored abroad stands at Kallis and Lara 47%, Ponting 43% and Sangakkara 41%. If Indian pitches are so called Dream Batting strips then how come, apart from Kallis (58 avg), rest have performed miserably in India - Ponting averages 26.48, Lara 33.00 and Sangakkara 36.50 Since Australia was the most dominant team of 90s and early 2000, let's see how Sachin measures up against them compared to others - Test averages in Australia - Sachin 53.20, Kallis 48.23, Lara 41.97, Dravid 41.64 and Sangakkara 60.33 (Note: Only 5 matches played).

  • sandy2323 on February 5, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    @ SL FANS : Aravinda De Silva on any day is a better batsman than Sangakarra....Even though his average is not up to the mark ask any great player they would prefer Aravinda.... Sanga has just averaged 34 in countries like NZ SA WI AUS ENG.... He is a class player but not a great player.... 9 centuries against Bd and Zim, 8 centuries against Wi and NZ.... 17 of them against weak links on his home soil :D... He is a good player but not a legend

  • Ramki77 on February 5, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    No doubt Sanga is a great palyer. But scoring against BD is not a big thing. Actually, when the morale of a team is down, they should quickly organize a tour of BD or ZM to get a morale booster. It is time India thought about it, having been beaten up so heavily by NZ in the recently concluded ODI series. The new proposal by the big three to organize bilateral series without ICC blessing should come handy in such situations.

  • on February 5, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    I have always rated 3 players as top 3 in world cricket opposed to what world says. Mine are Kallis, Dravid and Sangga ( players on whom you can rely and lone fighters ) opposed to Sachin, Lara and Ponting.

  • larafan400 on February 5, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    Why on earth are you guys arguing about Sanga vs Sachin so much? Lara was better than both of them!

  • akrmba on February 5, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    @ChanukaD plz chk te stats b4 postin... sanga has playd 20 innings whras sachin had plyd only 9 inning wit 5 centuries 248* goin te highest...

  • akrmba on February 5, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    Ha ha ha.. kiddin me??? u bttr chk te stats of sachin vs Bangladesh (Sachin scored 5 centuries in 9 innings with an avg of 136.66% & a highest scr of 248*, whr 100+ runs scored of te lst wckt) or any othr countries... the wrld accptd it, whle heartdly. yea, Sachin played mre matchs.. he startd his international career @ 16, Playin wel, n bckin its nation @ a younger age is not a crime. Hell Yea, he Playd mre matchs, he scored wit a gr8 consistent battin avg of 53(tests) & 44(odis) and don't frgt his 100 centuries & also his part time bowlin 200 wickets.(rembr he's nt utilized as jayasurya). Ech nation has its own stars, a player who coms in fights lik a champion against any star/ under rated team, has own many hearts.. and Sachin is 1 of thm.. wit wrld wide fans. he's a humble man, Im damn proud 2 say im a fan of sachin.

  • on February 5, 2014, 17:24 GMT

    @sandy2323 are you trying to say that you people put pressure on Sachin hence his average couldnt be 99.9? Well, i feel sorry for you.. you shouldnt have done that if you love Sachin that much.. Other irritating thing is people talk that batting in flat pitches, subcontinent is not a test for a batsman.. An innings is an innings regardless where is was played and it count towards the stats whether anyone like it or not..

  • ashangamage on February 5, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    @Khondaker Saiful Haque - BD Bowling better than IND

  • on February 5, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    All these fights about Sanga vs Sachin - here is a stat. Let's find common ground first. Sanga's debut to Sachin's retirement is the common time frame. vs Aus in Aus, vs Pak in Pak/UAE, vs SA in SA and so on..When we put this filter, we get Sachin's avg is 50.34 and Sanga's 50.26. Centuries 10 each, Fifties 18 each.

  • Batmanindallas on February 5, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    Sanga is the best talent to come out of SriLanka but Lankans have played Bangladesh a lot more compared to other countries. This has enabled them to stack up on runs,wickets etc by the bucket load no change that by the freight train load

  • Batmanindallas on February 5, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Monif One more slight change to your stats above-do it for home grounds and abroad. Let us see where chips fall after that. regards

  • KingOwl on February 5, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    I think people forget one thing about Sanga's away records (however good they are). SL always plays in tougher conditions (relative to say India). They always play early season in England. India travels to England only when the pitches have flattened out. Moreover, no host team dares prepare pitches that are alien to Indians because they don't want the match to be over in 3 days; with that goes all the revenue potential. Also, do not think that SL wickets are flat. The SSC is. The others are all bowler friendly. It is not like in India where almost every wicket is a concrete road.

  • sujithpp88 on February 5, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    @Qamae Naqvi - You are the dumbest sports fan ever. Sri Lanka was 9 down, thats y he was racing to 300, if SL was 4 down or 5 down he will slow down the innings and vl be cautious towards 300. You remember Lara gone to 380 from 374 by hitting a six and when he had ample time and WI were only 5 down. Really stupid of you to place Sanga's 319 above Lara.

  • Rohit... on February 5, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Sangakara is a great player... But comparing him with Sachin will only weaken his stature in world cricket.... Why don't SL just enjoy the show and stop trying to turn him into the greatest player in the earth ??? If you have any respect for legends, then stop trying to compare them... Even Indians have tried to compare Dravid with Sachin, but the truth is that some Cricket Expert have sometimes omitted Dravid from their All Time Best Playng XI while Sachin plainly walks into the All TIme Best Playing XI... Same is being said to SL... There is a logic why every great batsmen are compared with Sachin, but nobody compares them with Sangakara.

  • sandy2323 on February 5, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    @MrHardCoreCricket :

    For your kind information Sachin is always great and his statistics speaks.... Sanga has played almost 47 Tests out side subcontinent (Includes Sharjah ,Abu Dhabi )

    He scored only 6 centuries in those countries (NZ, Aus, Eng, SA,WI ) and that too 2 of them against weak New Zealand and 1 against West Indies.....

    And majority of the centuries he scored are in Sri Lanka on flat tracks and spin pitches... So better do not compare him with the GOD......

    If sachin had played 10 more tests against Bangladesh he would had finished his tally of runs with 17000+ and 60 centuries.....He carries a burden of 1 Billion people ...

    And Sanga once famosly said that "he is lucky that there are not many expectations he carry from srilankan people unlike Sachin who carry a billion Hopes"

  • on February 5, 2014, 16:44 GMT

    @Gurdit Singh..are you dreaming?..Sanga would average less than 40 if he played as many games as Satchin?..that is the most ridiculous comment I have ever heard of lol

    His averages against Aus and Pak I posted just earlier included playing against, Lee, Warne and Akhtar!..I think you need to stop being so biased. Yes Sachin was a great player, and he is better than Sanga, like how Murali is better than Kumble, but to say he would average less than 40 shows you obviously have a very limited knowledge on cricket outside of India especially!

  • on February 5, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    Yes. If Sanga was an Indian, Australian or Englishman these stats will highly admired. Just remember it's easy to speak rather than doing it. Converting a hundred in to double hundred or more require more patience rather than hard hitting. Bradman was able to do it 12 times out of 29 hundreds. Lara and Sanga did 9 times from 34. So think about it. No doubt Sachin, Dravid, Kallis were great players, but still the conversion was not there. So Sanga is special. He have played 122 tests for a span from 2000-2014, think about Pietersen he has played 104 tests from 2005-2014. If Sri Lanka have awaraded enough tests you may see different stats in Sanga's profile.

  • Atifkhan3489 on February 5, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    My favourite cricketer along with Kallis.One of modern day greats with 11000 runs and avg 57 highest among 10000 runs club.192 againest australia and century in S.A best inings

  • BoonBoom on February 5, 2014, 16:17 GMT

    Runs scored against Bangladesh and India don't really count because bowling of these two teams is well below even club standard.... What is the worth of mediocre bowlers like Sakib ul Hasan and Ishant Sharma?? Really nothing!

  • on February 5, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    @monif- sanga could never play as many matches that sachin played,if he does then his average would be under 40. sanga has never given nightmares to bowlers like warne,lee and akhtar that sachin did.player like sachin is born once in a millenium.

  • on February 5, 2014, 16:00 GMT

    I don't know why some Indians do not appreciate Sanga's class, his records and skill. I don't know why you Indians always say that more runs made by Sanga against Bangladesh. Can you say that Indians bowling attack is better than Bangladesh?

  • Monif on February 5, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    I don't know why we compare Sachin with Sanga, Sanga is better than Sachin( When we remove All Weakling and India And SL also as they mostly play in Batting Track and Palying against Each other is like Playing Ranji Games): See Below Records:

    Opposition team: Australia, England , New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa,West Indies. Match Inn Runs Avg 100 50

    Sachin : 159 270 12188 49.74 34 59 Sanga: 87 158 7542 52.01 21 35

    See Guys, Sachin does not have average of 50, How come we compare now.

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    @its.rachit...get your facts right: sanga averages: 60.33 in Aus, 63.23 in Pak,30.58 in Eng, 66.80 in NZ, 35.75 in SA and 36.50 in Ind. His career averages against these countries in tests (including home, away and neutral) are: 43.90 Aus (he averages more in Aus than he does against them in SL!), 57.13 Ind, 48 NZ, 80.19 PAK and 55.72 SA.

    Have you forgotten his 600 run partnership with mahela against SA?...clearly his runs are not only against Bangladesh!!...once again another jealous Indian of any success a Lankan cricket has!

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    Please stop. Please.

    Chittagong fans may not have seen Bradman live, but they sure witnessed sheer class today. I envy them.

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    We the sri lankans never hates sachin ,dravid,lara,kalis,ponting,Chandras.. but some haters commenting against sanga & mahela this is not fair.....

  • MrHardCoreCricket on February 5, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Hey friends Here is a Comparison....

    SR Tendulkar (India) ----> 1989-2013 -----> 24 years Important Awards Earned.... :P Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997 LG People's Choice Award 2010 ICC Player of the Year 2010 Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2011

    KC Sangakkara (SL) -------> 2000-2014 ----------> 14 years Important Awards Earned ... :)

    ICC ODI Player of the Year 2011 Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2012 Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2012 LG People's Choice Award 2011, 2012 ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2012 ICC Cricketer of the Year 2012 ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    Awards Sachin Won: Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

    LG People's Choice Award 2010

    ICC Player of the Year 2010

    Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2011

    Awards Sanga has won: ICC ODI Player of the Year 2011

    Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2012

    Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2012

    LG People's Choice Award 2011, 2012

    ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2012

    ICC Cricketer of the Year 2012

    ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013

    Dont compare cat & tiger as @gurditsingh mentioned :)

  • GihanW on February 5, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    you are absolutely correct Gurdit Singh, yes sachin is a cat but sanga is a LION!!!

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    who cares those jealous peoples....surely sachin stats better than sanga because he has played more matches than any cricketer in the earth i believe if sanga can play more matches in AUS,ENG,SA,WI he also can increase his AVG .

  • nainil0683 on February 5, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    Truly classy. True champion and a great personality on and off the field. Although I am an Indian, hope he breaks most 100s and highest runs records. Excellent cricketer.

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    Well.. dont compare anyone with anything.. Sanga is pure class.. incomparable.. I'd rate Kallis and Sanga as the most complete cricketers of this era.. Sachin is great, i wouldnt say complete..

  • on February 5, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Sanga is a modern day Don badman.Both average in the 90's against club level attacks..

  • first_slip on February 5, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    for those haters, it doesnt matter you accept or not,Kumar or we dont care, test inning is a test inning, you like it or not

  • kila995 on February 5, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    There's nothing much to say about Sanga because the figures he made throughout his career speaks for it self . He's no doubtfully a classy batsmen and a fine wickets-keeper :)

  • on February 5, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Sangakara hit Shakib ul Hassan for 4,6 and 6 on three consecutive ball to get to triple Century. Unbelievable courage,he is a real Lion. No statistics even Laras, 400 , Tendulkar 100 Centuries,Bradman,s average of near 100 per innings would come any where this courgeous blinder to get to triple Century..

    Miandad as teenager had hit 5 consecutive boundries to get to his maiden Test Century against Newzeland in 1976. I though that was a very brave effort but No where near Sangakara.This triple century will go down as the bravest ever.

    Time for Bangladesh to wake up. They deserve to stay as a Test team because BD is such a big country with large following of Cricket. About time Afghanistan and Ireland are also given Test Status, these two sides are somehow better than Bangladesh at present.

  • on February 5, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    go away flat track heroes and don't want to even play with u. .u have cricket .but it's not gentlemans' cricket ..so play gentlemans' cricket and compare gentlemans scores.....

  • JustIPL on February 5, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    @KingOwl: You are right. Tendulkar did not score this many double hundreds and infact did not score any tripple hundred while Sanga has already achieved that. Well done Sanga.

  • on February 5, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    great sanga ...

  • on February 5, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    comparing sanga to sachin is like comparing a cat with a tiger.

  • bighit14 on February 5, 2014, 14:15 GMT

    @KingOwl. Sanga is not anyway near to Sachin. Please click on Batting summary on his profile and it will give his true picture.

  • bighit14 on February 5, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    Sanga's stats is kind of misleading. He scored most of the runs in the flattest pitches of Srilanka and also against Bangladesh. He averages considerably low in SA, England, India, West Indies. Though he has played some magnificent knocks against some of the best teams in away tests, he is not clearly in the league of Kallis, Dravid, Tendulkar who have consistent average against all the test nations and in all countries.

    I still admire him as he is one of the most stylish left hander we have in cricket but he definitely is not among the greats as shown by his stats.

  • hemsfavictor on February 5, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    @Romanticstud: So, now you say it's Sangakkara's fault that he did not face enough of South Africa?

  • KingOwl on February 5, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    If Sanga was Indian, he would be the God, not Sachin! But, Sanga has to be content that he comes from a tiny country. In my view, he is the best test batsman since Bradman.

  • its.rachit on February 5, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    Lolz ... 1700 runs against bangladesh ... 1000 odd against zimbabwe ... no wonder he averages 57 in tests ... haha .. all SL fans can insult Sachin as much as they want/can ... he was and will always be better than Sanga .. even in his sleep he is better than Sanga ... Sanga averages 30 in Eng, NZ, SA ... and they call him an all time great ... he needed 15 tests against BD to make 6 100s ... Sachin made 5 in 7 tests ... and 42 .. read it properly SL fans, 42 tons against proper bowling attacks ... Sanga has so far only made 24 ... and it is good for him that Sl do not get to tour NZ, SA and Eng more often ... and look at Mahela .. was averaging 54 3 years back now lurking at around 50 even after playing half his matches against BD... same will happen to Sanga ... just you wait and watch ...

  • on February 5, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    A true class. Get going Sanga.

  • Romanticstud on February 5, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Interesting Stats ... Sangakkara has had his stats distorted because of the lack of playing time against South Africa ... There have only been 20 tests between the two teams in 20 years ... of the top 6 teams only Pakistan have played less because of political reasons ...

  • on February 5, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    Magnificent innings from one of the greatest and most underrated players of all time.

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  • on February 5, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    Magnificent innings from one of the greatest and most underrated players of all time.

  • Romanticstud on February 5, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Interesting Stats ... Sangakkara has had his stats distorted because of the lack of playing time against South Africa ... There have only been 20 tests between the two teams in 20 years ... of the top 6 teams only Pakistan have played less because of political reasons ...

  • on February 5, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    A true class. Get going Sanga.

  • its.rachit on February 5, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    Lolz ... 1700 runs against bangladesh ... 1000 odd against zimbabwe ... no wonder he averages 57 in tests ... haha .. all SL fans can insult Sachin as much as they want/can ... he was and will always be better than Sanga .. even in his sleep he is better than Sanga ... Sanga averages 30 in Eng, NZ, SA ... and they call him an all time great ... he needed 15 tests against BD to make 6 100s ... Sachin made 5 in 7 tests ... and 42 .. read it properly SL fans, 42 tons against proper bowling attacks ... Sanga has so far only made 24 ... and it is good for him that Sl do not get to tour NZ, SA and Eng more often ... and look at Mahela .. was averaging 54 3 years back now lurking at around 50 even after playing half his matches against BD... same will happen to Sanga ... just you wait and watch ...

  • KingOwl on February 5, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    If Sanga was Indian, he would be the God, not Sachin! But, Sanga has to be content that he comes from a tiny country. In my view, he is the best test batsman since Bradman.

  • hemsfavictor on February 5, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    @Romanticstud: So, now you say it's Sangakkara's fault that he did not face enough of South Africa?

  • bighit14 on February 5, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    Sanga's stats is kind of misleading. He scored most of the runs in the flattest pitches of Srilanka and also against Bangladesh. He averages considerably low in SA, England, India, West Indies. Though he has played some magnificent knocks against some of the best teams in away tests, he is not clearly in the league of Kallis, Dravid, Tendulkar who have consistent average against all the test nations and in all countries.

    I still admire him as he is one of the most stylish left hander we have in cricket but he definitely is not among the greats as shown by his stats.

  • bighit14 on February 5, 2014, 14:15 GMT

    @KingOwl. Sanga is not anyway near to Sachin. Please click on Batting summary on his profile and it will give his true picture.

  • on February 5, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    comparing sanga to sachin is like comparing a cat with a tiger.

  • on February 5, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    great sanga ...