#7 SANATH JAYASURIYA (340)
India was at the receiving end of a mammoth partnership between Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama, a stand that turned out to be the biggest of all times for any wicket. Jayasuriya, batting at his customary opening position, combined with Roshan Mahanama, who came one-down, to stitch together a 576-run stand.
Jayasuriya, along with Mahanama, batted for two full days, tiring the Indian bowlers beyond recovery to score 340, the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan until 2006. The Sri Lankans managed to put 952-6, the highest Test score ever, batting for a mammoth 271 overs.Published 22 Aug 2016, 19:11 IST