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
- 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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