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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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 .

  • Manesh 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.

  • Manesh 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!

  • Manesh 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.

  • Prbath 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

  • RAJENDRA 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..

  • Dummy4 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! 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.?.

  • muhammad 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

  • Shaun 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.

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