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Kumar Sangakkara scores his 100th career hundred

Kumar Sangakkara made 121 at a run a ball for Surrey against Yorkshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final at Headingley.

cricket Updated: Jun 13, 2017 23:33 IST
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Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara slammed a brilliant century for Surrey against Yorkshire.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara slammed a brilliant century for Surrey against Yorkshire.(REUTERS)

Kumar Sangakkara brought up the latest landmark in a storied career on Tuesday by reaching his 100th hundred across first-class and List A cricket.

The Sri Lanka legend, who retired from international cricket in 2015, made 121 at a run a ball for Surrey against Yorkshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final at Headingley.

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Sangakkara came to the crease at 8-1 and departed at 250-4, having struck nine fours and four maximums before being stumped off the bowling of Azeem Rafiq.

The century was Sangakkara’s 39th in List A matches, added to the 61 he has made in first-class outings as Surrey set their hosts 314 to win.

“I felt pretty good,” a typically understated Sangakkara told Sky Sports. “I wasn’t really thinking about that [the landmark], as I was just told when I got in!

“It hardly matters unless we win this game. Personal achievements are great but you’d rather not score a hundred and still win.”

Sangakkara, who will step away from the game at the end of the season, recorded five consecutive County Championship centuries earlier this season.

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The elegant left-hander, who turns 40 later this year, made 38 Test hundreds from 134 outings and finished his career with an astonishing average of 57.40.

His one-day international figures are equally staggering, his 404 caps bringing 25 centuries for an overall average of 41.98.