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Angelo Perera grabs rare record; scores 2 double hundreds in a single match

  • Sri Lanka's Angelo Perera gets his name in the history books
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Modified 04 Feb 2019, 23:37 IST

Angelo Perera
Angelo Perera

It is said that cricket is a game of uncertainties and miracles do happen. One such miracle happened when a Sri Lankan batsman scored more than 200 runs in both the innings of a first-class cricket match. This is really a wonderful record to have against your name. 

How big and wonderful this record is, can be estimated from the fact that this has happened only for the second time in 200 years of cricket history. Before this, Arthur Fagg scored 244, and 202* runs for Kent County Cricket Club against Essex in the ye: ar 1938. Now, after a long gap of 81 years, Angelo Perera repeated the same record in Colombo in Srilanka. 

Angelo Perera achieved this feat in the Super 8 Premier League Tournament Tier-A match at Colombo from January 31 to February 3. This match was played between the Nondescripts Cricket Club and Sinhalese Sports Club. Nondescripts, batting first, scored 444 runs with the help of Angelo Perera's (201) double-century. In response, Sinhalese Club scored 480 runs. After this, when the Nondescripts team went to bat again, Pereira made history by scoring another double-century. In the second innings, Angelo Perera scored 231 runs in 268 balls.

The batting all-rounder, Angelo Perera, has also played for the Sri Lanka national team. The 29-year-old Perera could not become a regular member of the team due to his inconsistent performance for Sri Lanka, but after this match, he has once again claimed the stake for a return to the Test team. 

In July 2013, he made his one-day debut for Sri Lanka but could not contribute much. He scored only 8 runs in four matches, while he did not get any wicket with the ball. Perera has also been a part of Sri Lanka's T20 team. He only has 4 runs in two matches against his name in T20Is. However, his performance in the first-class matches has been impressive. He has scored 6,941 runs in 97 first-class matches with an average of 47.54. He also has 18 centuries to his name in FC cricket.

Published 04 Feb 2019, 23:37 IST
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