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Runs galore! Sri Lanka's Angelo Perera smashes two double hundreds in first-class match

The captain of Colombo's Nondescripts Cricket Club posted scores of 201 in his first innings and 231 in his second in a match against Sinhalese Sports Club.

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New Delhi Published on: February 04, 2019 17:19 IST
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Sri Lanka's Angelo Perera smashes two double hundreds in first-class match

Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera smashed two double hundreds in a first-class match, becoming only the second cricketer to do so. 

The captain of Colombo's Nondescripts Cricket Club posted scores of 201 in his first innings and 231 in his second in a match against Sinhalese Sports Club, the first a batsman to achieve a feat in a span of 80 years. 

The first batsman to score two double tons in a match was back in 1938, when Kent's Arthur Fagg did so in a match against Essex. 

Coming at No.5, Perera's score of 201 was the foundation to NCC's innings of 444 against Sinhalese before the visitors responded with a score of 480. 

The NCC were once again in major trouble after they were reduced to 44/3 in their second innings. However, it was the skipper that put up a 267-run stand with Pathum Nissanka (167) before Perera pushed on to score another double ton to script his name in the record books. 

The 28-year old has played four ODIs and two T20Is for Sri Lanka between 2013 nd 2016.

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