Records tumble in Colombo

Mahela Jayawardene scored 374,the fourth highest score in test cricket behind Matthew Hayden’s 380 ( against Zim) and Brian Lara’s 400 & 375  (against Eng) as Sri Lanka finished on a mammoth 756/5 in response to South Africa’s first innings score of 169 all out.

Kumar Sangakkara who has been very consistent with the bat for the Islanders for quite some time now,fell 13 runs short of a  maiden triple hundred.The duo put on 624 runs,which is the highest ever partnership for any wicket ever in any form of the game.

The partnership beat the Sri Lankan record of 576 set by Jayasuriya and Mahanama against India  ( in Colombo at the Premadasa)and the 577 between Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammad for Baroda against Holkar .

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