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Bradman record has Sangakkara reconsidering Test retirement

cricket Updated: Jan 14, 2015 17:02 IST
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Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is reconsidering retirement plans after his 203 against New Zealand on Sunday put him one behind Australian legend Don Bradman for the most double centuries.

The 37-year-old had indicated the second Test in Wellington could be his last with the intention of retiring from all international cricket after the World Cup which starts next month.

But after a match-changing innings of 203 to lead Sri Lanka out of trouble and put them in control of the Test at the Basin Reserve, Sangakkara said the lure of overtaking Bradman meant he may extend his career. "I would love to," he said, reflecting on the impact his seven-hour innings had on a match where he engineered Sri Lanka's recovery from 78 for five to 356 all out and a first innings lead of 135.

"It just depends on how everything pans out after this World Cup."

Brief scores: New Zealand 221 and 22-0; SL 356 (Sangakkara 203, Chandimal 67; Neesham 3-42, Bracewell 3-93)