Galle: During the ongoing first test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, a record number of centuries were made equaling a previous test match which had witnessed highest number of centuries. So far, eight centuries have been scored in the match on Tuesday.

Earlier, eight centuries were scored in the test match played between South Africa and West Indies in 2005. The Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi batsman enjoyed the good batting conditions with eight centuries among them. Bangladesh players scored three centuries whereas Sri Lankans hit five centuries.

Sri Lankan batsman Kumara Sangakkara scored 142 runs in first innings and 105 runs in the second innings. Lahiru Thirimanne slammed undefeated 155 runs, Dinesh Chadimal scored 116 not out and Tilakratne Dilshan amassed 126 runs in second innings. On the other hand, Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful hit 190 runs, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 200 runs and Nasir Hussain slammed 100 runs.

In the test match played between South Africa and West Indies in 2005, 4 centuries were scored by both the sides. South African batsman A B De Villiers (114), Captain Graeme Smith (126), Jacques Kallis (147) and Ashwell Prince (131) scored century, whereas from the West Indian side Chris Gayle (317), Ramnaresh Sarwan (127), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (127) and Dwayne Bravo (107) scored centuries.


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