Kumar Sangakkara hits record fourth successive ODI ton

Kumar Sangakkara hits record fourth successive ODI ton

Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to hit four successive centuries in a World Cup and Tillakaratne Dilshan stroked a fluent hundred in Sri Lanka’s 363-9 against Scotland in a Pool A match at Bellerive Oval on Wednesday.

His team have already booked a place in the quarter-finals but Sangakkara’s insatiable appetite for runs continued unabated as he added 195 runs with Dilshan (104) against Scotland’s limited bowling resources on a perfect batting track.

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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