Sri Lanka torment India with run fest
Jul 27, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Kumar Sangakkara smashed his seventh test double hundred and Mahela Jayawardene broke Don Bradman’s record for the most test centuries at one venue as a rampant Sri Lanka tormented India in the second test on Tuesday.
The hosts piled up a massive 642-4 declared on the second day of the match as India’s bowling attack could do little to stop the flow of runs.
India replied strongly to reach 95 without loss at the close with Murali Vijay unbeaten on 22 and Virender Sehwag 64 not out.
Sangakkara and Jayawardene pounded the hapless Indian bowlers on a placid batting pitch putting together a third wicket partnership of 193 runs.
Sangakkara went on to score a chanceless 219 off 335 balls hitting 29 fours before being dismissed in the fourth over after lunch when he attempted to punch the ball through point but only succeeded in getting an edge to slip.
Runs continued to flow when Jayawardene became the third batsman in the Sri Lanka first innings to complete a century.