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World Cup 2015: Sangakkara hits record 4th consecutive ODI century

New Delhi: There's absolutely no stopping for the Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara. In an another run feast against Scotland in Group A match at Hobart on Wednesday, Sangakkara continued his excellent run in World

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: March 11, 2015 13:15 IST ]
world cup 2015 sangakkara hits record 4th consecutive odi
world cup 2015 sangakkara hits record 4th consecutive odi century

New Delhi: There's absolutely no stopping for the Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara. In an another run feast against Scotland in Group A match at Hobart on Wednesday, Sangakkara continued his excellent run in World Cup as he slammed a fourth consecutive ton.

He now becomes the first batsmen to achieve the feat. The wicketkeeper batsman, who had earlier slammed centuries against Bangladesh (105*), England (117*) and Australia (104) respectively, reached the three-figure mark off 86 balls. He was finally dismissed for 124 by Josh Davey in the 36th over of the innings.

His century against the hosts Australia at Sydney on Sunday took him alongside Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Ross Taylor in making three successive centuries.

He also becomes only the 2nd batsman in the world to cross the 14,000 ODI runs land mark following the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

Sanga was involved in a 195-run stand for the second with Tillakaratne Dilshan (104), who scored his second century of the series.

Playing his last world cup, Sanga is so far the top scorer in the ongoing tournament 496 runs in 6 matches at an astonishing average of 124.00 and strike rate of 119.51.

With five world centuries, he is now jointly ranked second with Ricky Ponting in terms of maximum centuries scored. Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with six centuries.

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews also scored a 20-ball half century which is second fastest in World Cup 2015 following Brendon McCullum who achieved the feat in 18 balls against England.

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