Cricket World Cup 2015

Sangakkara hits ton in 400th ODI

2015-02-26 10:44
Kumar Sangakkara (AFP)

Melbourne - Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara celebrated his feat of becoming only the fourth player to appear in 400 one-day internationals with a century in the Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Sangakkara was unbeaten on 100 as Sri Lanka reached 321 for one in the 50th over - with Tillakaratne Dilshan having compiled more than 150 - after electing to bat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The 37-year-old Sangakkara joined two Sri Lankans - Sanath Jayasuriya (445) and current team-mate Mahela Jayawardene (444) - in a list headed by Sachin Tendulkar of India, who played 463 ODI matches.

Sangakkara, the prolific left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who made his debut in 2000, is due to retire from one-day cricket, along with Jayawardene, after the World Cup.


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