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Jul 04, 2012 at 01:28pm IST

Sangakkara beats Bradman's Test record

Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has been on a record-breaking spree in the second Test against Pakistan here at the SSC grounds in the capital.

Sangakkara scored his 30th career Test century and ninth against Pakistan in the rain-hit Test match on Tuesday and was involved in a 200-run partnership with opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, reports Xinhua.

During his innings, the former Sri Lankan captain went on to score the most number of career Test runs against Pakistan, beating the 2,089 runs scored by Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar.

Sangakkara beats Bradman's Test record

Scoring his 30th Test ton in the 2nd Test against Pakistan, Sangakkara went past Bradman's record of 29 centuries.

Sangakkara's ninth Test century against Pakistan was also the most number of Test centuries scored by any international cricketer against Pakistan.

Scoring his 30th Test hundred Sangakkara also joined an elite list of cricketers who haves scored 30 or more Test centuries.

Sangakkara went ahead of Australian legend Sir Don Bradman who scored 29 Test hundreds and is the second Sri Lankan on the list after captain Mahela Jayawardene who has 31 Test hundreds.

Indian master batsman Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 51 Test hundreds.

Sangakkara led Sri Lanka in the last cricket World Cup last year but his team lost the final to India.

He resigned from the captaincy following the loss but continued to remain in the Sri Lankan team.

Cricket became a hugely popular game in Sri Lanka after the island nation won the cricket World Cup in 1996.

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