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Test milestone for Sangakkara

Leeds, United Kingdom – Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth batsman in history to make scores of fifty or more in seven successive Test innings when he reached the landmark against England in the second Test at Headingley on Sunday.

A flick off his pads for four through square leg saw Sangakkara join West Indies greats Everton Weekes and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, together with Zimbabwe's Andy Flower, as the only batsmen to have completed the feat.

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth batsman in history to make scores of fifty or more in seven successive Test innings. Photo by: Philip Brown/Reuters. Credit: Reuters

But left-hander Sangakkara was out for 55 soon afterwards when falling lbw to off-spinner Mooen Ali.

Batsmen to have scored seven consecutive Test fifties (score, opposition, venue, date):

Everton Weekes (West Indies)

141 v England, Kingston Mar 1948

128 v India, Delhi Nov 1948

194 v India, Mumbai (BS) Dec 1948

162 v India, Kolkata Dec 1948

101 v India, Kolkata Dec 1948

90 v India, Chennai Jan 1949

56 v India, Mumbai (BS) Feb 1949

Andy Flower (Zimbabwe)

65 v New Zealand, Harare Sep 2000

183 no v India, Delhi Nov 2000

70 v India, Delhi Nov 2000

55 v India, Nagpur Nov 2000

232 no v India, Nagpur Nov 2000

79 v New Zealand, Wellington Dec 2000

73 v Bangladesh, Bulawayo Apr 2001

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies)

69 v Pakistan, Karachi Nov 2006

74 v England, Lord's May 2007

50 v England, Manchester Jun 2007

116 no v England, Manchester Jun 2007

136 no v England, Chester-le-Street Jun 2007

70 v England, Chester-le-Street Jun 2007

104 v South Africa, Port Elizabeth Dec 2007

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

75 v Bangladesh, Dhaka Jan 2014

319 v Bangladesh, Chittagong Feb 2014

105 v Bangladesh, Chittagong Feb 2014

147 v England, Lord's Jun 2014

61 v England, Lord's Jun 2014

79 v England, Leeds Jun 2014

55 v England, Leeds Jun 2014

Note: BS Brabourne Stadium – Sapa-AFP

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