Kumar Sangakkara creates record by scoring four consecutive ODI centuries

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara became first batsman to score four consecutive one-day international (ODI) centuries in a Cricket World Cup.

He achieved this feat by hitting 4th century by scoring 124 runs in a match against Scotland in the Pool A of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Hobart, New Zealand.

Previous three consecutive centuries of Kumar Sangakkara are

  • First century- Scored 105 runs against Bangladesh at Melborune Cricket Ground on 26 February 2015.
  • Second century- Scored 117 runs against England at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on 1 March 2015.
  • Third century- Scored 104 runs against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on 8 March 2015.

Previously, many batsmen had registered 3 consecutive ODI centuries along with Kumar Sangakkara. They are Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa), Saeed Anwar (Pakistan), AB de Villiers (South Africa).

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