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KC Sangakkara’s distinction

KC Sangakkara became the tenth captain in the annals of test cricket to score three or more hundreds in consecutive tests.

His feat read thus - 18 and 137 vs India at Mum {BS} in Dec 2009, 103 vs India at Galle in Jul 2010 and 130 not out vs India at Col-SSC in Jul 2010.

The other nine captains are DG Bradman {06}, A Melville {03}, WM Lawry {03}, GS Sobers {03}, M Azharuddin {03}, BC Lara {03}, GC Smith {03}, DPMD Jayawardene {03} and AJ Strauss {03}.

The feats of these nine captains read thus:

- DG Bradman of Australia - 13 and 170 vs England at Melbourne in Jan 1937, 26 and 212 vs England at Adelaide in Jan 1937, 169 vs England at Melbourne in Feb 1937, 51 and 144* vs England at Nottingham in Jun 1938, 18 and 102* vs England at Lord's in Jun 1938 and 103 and 16 vs England at Leeds in Jul 1938.

 

- A Melville of South Africa - 78 and 103 vs England at Durban in Mar 1939, 189 and 104* vs England at Nottingham in Jun 1947 and 117 and 8 vs England at Lord's in Jun 1947.

 

- WM Lawry of Australia - 135 and 4 vs England at The Oval in Aug 1968, 105 and 9 vs West Indies at Brisbane in Dec 1968 and 205 vs West Indies at Melbourne in Dec 1968.

 

- GS Sobers of West Indies - 4 and 108* vs India at Georgetown in Mar 1971, 178* and 9 vs India at Bridgetown in Apr 1971 and 132 and zero vs India at Port of Spain in Apr 1971.

 

- M Azharuddin of India - 192 vs NZl at Auckland in Feb 1990, 121 and 37 vs England at Lord's in Jul 1990 and 179 and 11 vs England at Manchester in Aug 1990.

 

- BC Lara of West Indies - 213 vs Australia at Kingston in Mar 1999, 8 and 153 vs Australia at Bridgetown in Mar 1999 and 100 and 7 vs Australia at St John's in Apr 1999.

 

- GC Smith of South Africa - 148 and 41 vs West Indies at Port of Spain in Apr 2005, 104 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Apr 2005 and 126 and 50* vs West Indies at St Johs's in Apr 2005.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka - 195 vs England at Col-SSC in Dec 2007, 213* vs England at Galle in Dec 2007 and 136 and 33 vs West Indies at Providence in Mar 2008.

 

- AJ Strauss of England - 169 and 14 vs West Indies at St John's in Feb 2009, 142 and 38 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Feb 2009 and 142 and 14 vs West Indies at Port of Spain in Mar 2009.

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