Angelo Perera scores record double centuries in first-class game

Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Perera has become the second player in history to smash two double-centuries in the same first-class match.

The 28-year-old achieved the feat while playing for Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) against Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in the super eight-stage of country’s first-class Premier League tournament Tier A.

Before Perera, the only cricketer to score two double centuries in a single game was Kent’s Arthur Fagg who did it in a county match against Essex, 80 years ago, ICC reported.

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In the first innings, Perera hit 201 off 203 balls while in the second innings, he scored 231 off 268 balls. Since the game was a high-scoring clash, it ended in a draw. Apart from Perera, three other batsmen scored centuries in the match with a total of 26 wickets falling across the four-day match.

Perera has played a total of four international one-day matches scoring eight runs with an average of 4.

[source_without_link]ANI[/source_without_link]

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