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Partnership records for Mahela and Sangakkara

- KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 193 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the 12th occasion of this pair involving in a three figure partnership which is a record for Sri Lankan batsmen involving in most three figure partnerships. This pair obliterated the previous record of eleven three figure partnerships between A Ranatunga and PA de Silva.

 

- KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardne with their 12 three figure stands provide the ninth occasion of a pair of batsmen involving in 12 or more three figure partnerships in the annals of test cricket. The nine occasions read thus  - R Dravid and SR Tendulkar of India {18}, CG Greendige and DL Haynes of West Indies {16}, ML Hayden and RT Ponting of Australia {16}, JB Hobbs and H Sutcliffe of England {15}, ML Hayden and JL Langer of Australia {14}, JL Langer and RT Ponting of Australia {14}, SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar of India {12}, DPMD Jayawardene and KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka {12} and BC Lara and RR Sarwan of West Indies {12}.

 

- DPMD Jayawardne and KC Sangakkara added 4798 runs in 76 innings and this aggregate now stands fourth in the list of most partnership runs in the annals of test cricket. This pair moved to the fourth place obliterating the 4765 runs between ML Hayden and RT Ponting. The first three places are occupied by - 6482 runs between CG Greendige and DL Haynes of West Indies, 6081 runs between ML Hayden and JL Langer of Australia and 5993 runs between R Dravid and SR Tendulkar.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera added 176 runs for the fourth wicket providing the 10th three figure partnership between these two batsmen providing the 23rd occasion of a pair of batsmen involving in ten or more three figure partnerships.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene became the eighth batsman in the annals of test cricket to partner in ten or more three figure partnerships with two or more batsman. He has partnered with KC Sangakkara in 12 three figure partnerships and with TT Samaraweera in ten three figure partnerships.

 

- The complete list read thus - R Dravid with SR Tendulkar {18}, with VVS Laxman {11} and with SC Ganguly {10} : DPMD Jayawardene with KC Sangakkara {12} and TT Samaraweera {10} : ML Hayden with RT Ponting {16} and JL Langer {14} : JL Langer with ML Hayden {14} and RT Ponting {14} : RT Ponting with JL Langer {14} and ML Hayden {16} : SC Ganguly with R Dravid {10} and SR Tendulkar {12} : SM Gavaskar with CPS Chauhan {11} and DB Vengsarkar {10}  SR Tendulkar with R Dravid {18} and SC Ganguly {12).

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