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Kumar Sangakkara misses century but Sri Lanka in command

22:11 GMT, 23 June | Updated: 22:11 GMT, 23 2012



Sangakkara was stranded on an unbeaten 199 as Sri Lanka took charge of the cricket Test against in Galle on Saturday.

The left-hander’s nine hour effort saw the recover from 335-5 in the session to post 472 in their innings on the second day.

Pakistan were tottering at 48 for in reply at stumps with Nuwan Kulasekara and off-spinner Randiv both taking two each off successive deliveries.

Sangakkara was left stranded on 199 the last man Nuwan Pradeep was

Kulasekara removed opener Umar and Azhar Ali, Randiv dismissed skipper Hafeez (20) and nightwatchman Ajmal in gloomy conditions.

Shafiq fell to Rangana leaving veteran Younis unbeaten on 15 with Pakistan 225 runs away from the follow-on.

Sangakkara missed out on his ninth in Test cricket, partly due to an in the scoreboard on the ground, which him on 194 when his score was actually on

With last man Nuwan at the other end, Sangakkara Ajmal for a six and raised his arms in believing he had reached the coveted century.

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who saw the correct score on television, signalled to Sankgakkara that he needed one more run — but to no

Unable to get a run off the last ball of the Sangakkara could only from the nonstriker’s end as Pradeep was by Hafeez for no score in the next

Sangakkara, who was on 182 when the ninth fell, scored all the 17 runs in the stand, but found himself short of the coveted mark.

a 34-year-old veteran of 109 Tests, has eight double hundreds.


Sri Lanka 1st innings: 300-2): T Paranavitana st Akmal b 24, T Dilshan lbw b Ajmal 101, K not out 199, M Jayawardene b Ajmal 62, T st Akmal b Ajmal 6, A Mathews c and b 0, P Jayawardene c Akmal b Hafeez 48, S c and b Rehman 8, N Kulasekara c Ayub b 0, R Herath run out 0, N Pradeep b Hafeez 0; (b-10, lb-7, nb-2, 24; Total (all out, overs) 472; Fall of 1-63, 2-187, 3-315, 5-335, 6-415, 7-438, 9-455, 10-472. Bowling: Gul 27- (nb2, w5), Junaid 0, Hafeez 19.2-3-55-3, Ajmal 146-5, Rehman 43-7-126-1. 1st innings: M Hafeez lbw b Randiv 20, T lbw b Kulasekara 9, A Ali c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 0, Y not out 15, S Ajmal c Paranavitana b Randiv 0, A c P Jayawardene b Herath 0, M Ayub not out 1; (lb-2, w- 1) 3; Total (for wickets, 24 overs) 48; Fall of 1-17, 2- 17, 3-43, 4-43, Bowling: Kulasekara 7-3-15-2, 4- 1-17-0,

Herath 8-3-9-1, Mathews Randiv 3-0-5-2.

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