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Kumar Sangakkara created history by scoring four successive centuries in a Cricket World Cup

Mar 11, 2015 17:40 IST

Sri Lanka’s batsman Kumar Sangakkara on 11 March 2015 entered the record books by scoring four consecutive centuries in a Cricket World Cup. He achieved the feat when he scored 124 runs against Scotland in the Pool A match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Hobart, New Zealand.

With this, he became the first cricketer to achieve this feat in the One Day Internationals (ODI) history.

The 37 year old left-hander’s 124 runs in the match helped Sri Lanka to post 364 runs victory target for Scotland.

Details of four centuries of Sangakkara

• 26 February 2015: 105 against Bangladesh, Melborune Cricket Ground
• 1 March 2015: 117 not out against England, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
• 8 March 2015: 104 against Australia, Sydney Cricket Ground
• 11 March 2015: 124 against Scotland, Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Sangakarra leads the run-scoring chart in the 2015 World Cup with 496 runs in 6 innings and 124 runs against Scotland was his 25th ODI century.

With five World Cup centuries, Sangakarra is second only to the record of six centuries held by Sachin Tendulkar.

Sangakkara has so far scored 14189 runs in his ODI career and is second only to 18426 runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar.

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