List of international cricket centuries by Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara has scored 55 international centuries.

Kumar Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is a left-handed top-order batsman and plays as the wicket-keeper in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) formats of the game. Described by the English cricket writer Peter Roebuck as "among the most polished and prudent of batsmen",[1] Sangakkara has made centuries (100 or more runs in a single innings) on 36 and 19 occasions in Test and ODI matches respectively, as of June 2014. He has at times been top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen.[2][3] His awards include ODI Cricketer of the Year, captain of the ICC World XI Test team, and the 2011 ICC People's Choice Award (all at the 2011 ICC Awards),[4] and being named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2012.[5]

Sangakkara made his Test debut against South Africa in July 2000.[6] He scored his maiden Test century in 2001, against India,[7] and his first double-century during the 2002 Asian Test Championship final against Pakistan.[8] Sangakkara's highest score in Test cricket is 319, which he scored against Bangladesh in 2014. During his innings of 287 against South Africa in 2006, he and Mahela Jayawardene set a new world record of 624 runs for the highest partnership for any wicket in Test or first-class cricket.[9][N 1] In the following year, he scored back-to-back double-centuries against Bangladesh, the fifth instance of successive double-centuries in Test cricket.[11][N 2] He has scored 200 or more runs in a Test match on nine occasions, equally with Brian Lara, who also have scored 200 or more runs in a Test match on nine occasions; only Donald Bradman have done so more often.[12] He became the ninth batsman and second Sri Lankan to score centuries against all Test-playing nations in December 2007, when he scored 152 against England.[13][N 3] He was appointed captain of the Sri Lanka team in March 2009, following the resignation of Mahela Jayawardene,[14] and the first of his seven Test centuries as captain came against Pakistan in July of the same year.[15] Sangakkara has the second-highest batting average—69.60 per innings—for a captain who scored a minimum of 1,500 runs.[16][N 4]

He made his ODI debut in July 2000 against Pakistan, and his first century in this format was against the same team during the 2003 Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup.[17][18] The start of his ODI career was "fairly ordinary", according to one cricket journalist, as he only scored two centuries in four years.[19] His highest score of 169 was made at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, against South Africa, during South African cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2013. Sangakkara's only ODI century as captain was scored against New Zealand in a group stage match in the 2011 ICC World Cup.[20] In the sixth match of the 2011–12 Commonwealth Bank Series, Sangakkara became the fastest Sri Lankan cricketer, and third in all, to reach 10,000 ODI runs.[21] As of April 2014, he has not scored a century in T20I cricket; his highest score in this format of the game is 78.[22]

Key[edit]

Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
double-dagger Player of the match
dagger Captained the Sri Lanka team
Test The number of the Test match played in that series
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
S.R. Strike rate during the innings
H/A/N Venue was at home (Sri Lanka), away or neutral
Lost The match was lost by Sri Lanka
Won The match was won by Sri Lanka
Drawn The match was drawn

Test cricket centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 105*  India 3 2 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 14 August 2001 Won [7]
2 140  West Indies 3 2 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 13 November 2001 Won [23]
3 128 double-dagger  Zimbabwe 3 1 1/3 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 27 December 2001 Won [24]
4 230 double-dagger  Pakistan 3 2 3/3 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Away 6 March 2002 Won [8]
5 270 double-dagger  Zimbabwe 3 2 2/3 Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Away 14 May 2004 Won [25]
6 232 double-dagger  South Africa 3 1 2/3 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 11 August 2004 Won [26]
7 138  Pakistan 3 3 2/2 National Stadium, Karachi Away 28 October 2004 Lost [27]
8 157* double-dagger  West Indies 3 3 2/2 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 22 July 2005 Won [28]
9 185 double-dagger  Pakistan 3 3 1/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 March 2006 Drawn [29]
10 287  South Africa 3 2 1/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 27 July 2006 Won [30]
11 100*  New Zealand 3 3 1/2 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Away 7 December 2006 Lost [31]
12 156*  New Zealand 3 1 2/2 Basin Reserve, Wellington Away 15 December 2006 Won [32]
13 200* double-dagger  Bangladesh 3 2 2/3 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 3 July 2007 Won [33]
14 222*  Bangladesh 3 2 3/3 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 11 July 2007 Won [34]
15 192  Australia 3 4 2/2 Bellerive Oval, Hobart Away 16 November 2007 Lost [35]
16 152 double-dagger  England 3 3 1/3 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 1 December 2007 Won [36]
17 144 double-dagger  India 4 2 3/3 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 8 August 2008 Won [37]
18 104  Pakistan 3 1 2/2 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Away 1 March 2009 Drawn[N 5] [39]
19 130* double-daggerdagger  Pakistan 3 4 3/3 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 20 July 2009 Drawn [40]
20 109 dagger  New Zealand 3 3 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 August 2009 Won [41]
21 137 dagger  India 3 3 3/3 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai Away 2 December 2009 Lost [42]
22 103 dagger  India 3 1 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 18 July 2010 Won [43]
23 219 double-daggerdagger  India 3 1 2/3 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 July 2010 Drawn [44]
24 150 double-daggerdagger  West Indies 3 1 2/3 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 23 November 2010 Drawn [45]
25 119 dagger  England 3 3 3/3 The Rose Bowl, Southampton Away 16 June 2011 Drawn [46]
26 211 double-dagger  Pakistan 3 3 1/3 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Neutral 18 October 2011 Drawn [47]
27 144 double-dagger  Pakistan 3 1 3/3 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah Neutral 3 November 2011 Drawn [48]
28 108  South Africa 3 3 2/3 Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban Away 26 December 2011 Won [49]
29 199* double-dagger  Pakistan 3 1 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 22 June 2012 Won [50]
30 192  Pakistan 3 2 2/3 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 4 July 2012 Drawn [51]
31 142  Bangladesh 3 1 1/2 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 8 March 2013 Drawn [52]
32 105  Bangladesh 3 3 1/2 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 8 March 2013 Drawn [52]
33 139  Bangladesh 3 2 2/2 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 16 March 2013 Won [53]
34 319 double-dagger  Bangladesh 3 1 2/2 Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Away 4 February 2014 Drawn [54]
35 105 double-dagger  Bangladesh 3 3 2/2 Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Away 7 February 2014 Drawn [54]
36 147  England 3 2 1/2 Lord's, London Away 14 June 2014 Drawn [55]

ODI cricket centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S.R. Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 100* double-dagger  Pakistan 4 1 90.09 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah Neutral 4 April 2003 Lost [18]
2 103*  Kenya 4 1 95.37 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah Neutral 6 April 2003 Won [56]
3 101  Australia 3 2 91.81 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 27 February 2004 Lost [57]
4 138*  India 1 1 93.87 Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Away 31 October 2005 Lost [58]
5 109 double-dagger  Bangladesh 3 1 87.20 Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Away 25 February 2006 Won [59]
6 110 double-dagger  India 4 1 86.61 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot Away 11 February 2007 Won [60]
7 128 double-dagger  India 3 1 82.58 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Neutral 19 February 2008 Lost [61]
8 101 double-dagger  Bangladesh 2 1 110.98 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Neutral 25 June 2008 Won [62]
9 112 double-dagger  Pakistan 2 1 101.81 National Stadium, Karachi Away 29 June 2008 Won [63]
10 121  Bangladesh 2 1 94.53 National Stadium, Karachi Neutral 30 June 2008 Won [64]
11 111 double-daggerdagger  New Zealand 3 1 86.71 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Neutral 18 March 2011 Won [20]
12 102 double-dagger  South Africa 3 2 105.15 Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Away 22 January 2012 Won [65]
13 105  India 3 1 120.68 Bellerive Oval, Hobart Neutral 28 February 2012 Lost [66]
14 133  India 3 2 88.07 Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota Home 21 July 2012 Lost [67]
15 134*  England 3 2 99.25 The Oval, London Away 13 June 2013 Won [68]
16 169 double-dagger  South Africa 3 1 123.35 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 20 July 2013 Won [69]
17 128 double-dagger  Bangladesh 3 1 111.30 Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Away 20 February 2014 Won [70]
18 103 double-dagger  India 3 2 122.61 Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah Neutral 28 February 2014 Won [71]
19 112  England 3 1 107.69 Lord's, London Away 31 May 2014 Won [72]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The previous highest partnership in first-class cricket—577 runs—was by Vijay Hazare and Gul Mahomed for Baroda cricket team against Holkar in 1946.[10]
  2. ^ The previous players to accomplish this feat were Wally Hammond (twice), Donald Bradman and Vinod Kambli.[11]
  3. ^ Marvan Atapattu was the first Sri Lankan player to achieve this.[13]
  4. ^ When captaining Australia, Donald Bradman scored 14 centuries and averaged 101.51 per innings.[16]
  5. ^ This match was abandoned because of an attack on the bus carrying the Sri Lanka cricket team before the start of the third day's play.[38]

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