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Sangakkara records eighth double, saves Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara compiled his eighth double hundred in Tests and with able support from Prasanna Jayawardene salvaged a draw for Sri Lanka in the opening Test against Pakistan on Saturday. Sanga’s feat

cricket Updated: Oct 23, 2011 02:29 IST
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Kumar Sangakkara compiled his eighth double hundred in Tests and with able support from Prasanna Jayawardene salvaged a draw for Sri Lanka in the opening Test against Pakistan on Saturday.


Sri Lanka survived some nervous moments at the closing stages of their second innings before being all out for 483 to set Pakistan a victory target of 170 from 21 overs.

Pakistan decided against the chase and reached 21 for one. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/23_10_pg18b.jpg

Sangakkara (211) and Jayawardene (120), both unbeaten overnight, batted resolutely to add 201 for the sixth-wicket as Pakistan were left to rue Friday's dropped chances. Sangakkara, who was dropped on 56 by Younis Khan, got past the 200-run mark with a glance to fine-leg fence. He hit 18 boundaries during his 431-ball knock.

Brief scores
SL 197 & 483 (K Sangakkara 211, P Jayawardene 120, Gul 4/64). Pakistan 511/6 dec and 21/1.