Tamil Nadu batter surpasses Kumar Sangakkara to set major record | Cricket news


    Sri Lankan cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara©Twitter

    Tamil Nadu batsman Narayan Jagadeesan surpassed Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on Monday to record the greatest number of consecutive centuries in List A cricket history. List A cricket includes the ODI matches and fixtures of various domestic leagues in which the number of overs per team varies from 40 to 60. The batsman achieved this milestone during his side’s match against Arunachal Pradesh during the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, India’s top 50 league -about domestic cricket competition. In the match, he brought up his fifth consecutive hundred in the tournament.

    He also has the most consecutive tons in a single season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, surpassing players like Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal who have each scored four centuries.

    Jagadeesan is also the leading points scorer in the tournament so far, with 624 points in six matches at an average of 156.00 and still going.

    In doing so, he has left behind Kumar Sangakkara who had scored four consecutive centuries in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He recorded 105* against Bangladesh, 117* against England, 104 against Australia and 124 against Scotland to finish with 541 runs in the tournament with an average of 108.20. He finished as the second highest run-getter in the tournament.

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