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Sri Lanka v England - 1st Test at Lord's - 3rd Day - 14th June 2014

Pictures by Bandula Manage - Sesatha web
 
Kumar Sangakkara celebrated his final Test tour of England by achieving what some of the modern greats failed to do – score a Test hundred at Lord’s.

England were powerless to stop Sri Lanka’s Kandy master from fulfilling his pre-match goal; this was his 36th hundred in Test cricket, one for every one of his years, and arguably his sweetest. Three-quarters of an hour into a gloomy afternoon session, the dream became reality as Sangakkara latched on to a wide half-volley from Joe Root and laced a cover drive for his 10th four.

The crowning moment came during another significant hundred – the 126 the Mahela & Sanga shared for the third wicket was their 17th together. Only Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar combined for more in Test history.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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