Sangakkara makes World Cup history

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Published: Wednesday 11th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Kumar Sangakkara became the first man to score four consecutive World Cup centuries as he feasted on Scottish bowling in Hobart.

The Sri Lanka number three followed up hundreds against Bangladesh, Australia and England with his highest score of the tournament so far, an innings of 124 from 95 balls, as Sri Lanka posted 363 for nine.

Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 195 runs for Sri Lanka’s second wicket, before Dilshan fell for 104.

After beginning steadily, Sangakkara accelerated as Scotland struggled to contain him. He cleared the ropes four times and added 13 fours, reaching his ton with a prod through third man. He eventually fell edging Josh Davey to wicketkeeper Matthew Cross.

Angelo Mathews plundered 51 from 21 balls down the innings, including sixes from each of the four deliveries he faced immediately before being dismissed when going for another maximum – caught just inside the ropes by Freddie Coleman off the final ball of Matt Machan’s costly fourth and final over.

Published: Wednesday 11th March 2015 by The News Editor

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