Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera hits 2 double hundreds in a single match

first_imgSri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera hits 2 double hundreds in a single matchAngelo Perera, captain of the Nondescripts Cricket Club scored 201 and 231 in a first-class match against Sinhalese Sports Club.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 15:09 IST Angelo Perera scored two doubles hundreds but the match ended in a draw. (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAngelo Perera is only the 2nd man to score 2 double hundreds in a single matchPerera is the captain of Nondescripts Cricket Club in Sri LankaPerera scored 203 in the 1st innings and 231 in the secondAngelo Perera has become only the second man in recorded history to score two double hundreds in a single first-class match. Angelo Perera, captain of the Nondescripts Cricket Club in Sri Lanka scored 201 in the first innings and 231 in the second innings during a match against Sinhalese Sports Club.Arthur Fagg, a Kent batsman had scored 244 and 202 not out against Essex back in 1938. Angelo Perera, during the NCC vs SSC first-class match played from January 31 to February 3, smashed 201 off only 203 balls in the first innings. That knock was laced with 20 fours and a six.In the second innings, Angelo Perera did even better. He scored 231 off 268 balls as NCC piled up 579/6. The match ended in a draw but it has found its way in the history books.The 28-year-old Angelo Perera has played four ODIs and 2 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. He played his first ODI against South Africa in Pallekele in 2013; the last of his four ODIs was against Australia in Dambulla in 2016. Besides, he played two T20Is against Bangladesh.Overall, Perera has played 97 first-class matches in his career and has scored 6941 runs including 18 hundreds and 33 fifties.Sri Lanka have had a torrid run in New Zealand and Australia recently.In Australia, Sri Lanka were blown away in the first two Tests. The Sri Lankan batsmen have looked completely out of sorts against the Aussie pacers. Angelo Perera, who is yet to play Test cricket, may not be entirely surprised if he gets a call to board a flight to South Africa where Sri Lanka are headed next to play Tests, ODIs and T20I Internationals.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Angelo PereraFollow Sri Lanka Cricketlast_img read more

T20 captaincy stepping stone in my career: Quinton de Kock

first_img Press Trust of India MohaliSeptember 17, 2019UPDATED: September 17, 2019 14:00 IST Quinton de Kock has been handed captaincy in the absence of Faf du Plessis. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDe Kock has been handed captaincy in the absence of Faf du PlessisQuinton de Kock said the additional responsibility could be a double-edged swordDe Kock said some youngsters could get a longer rope while some may notNewly-appointed South African T20 captain Quinton de Kock on Tuesday said the additional responsibility could be a double-edged sword but he is not thinking too much about it.De Kock is one of the senior players in this new-look team and has been handed captaincy in the absence of Faf du Plessis as the management is looking to groom him ahead of the T20 World Cup next year.”Not too concerned to be honest. It is a new stepping stone in my career, gives me extra responsibility. Not sure if it would affect me negatively or positively,” said the wicket-keeper batsman ahead of the second T20 against India here on Wednesday.IPL regular de Kock, who won the final with Mumbai Indians earlier this year, is pretty familiar with the conditions in India.Asked if he is prepared to play the mentor’s role in the team, like du Plessis and Ab de Villiers played when he burst on to the scene, de Kock said: “I think they (Faf and ABD) gave me lots of room to play the way I wanted to. I don’t see it why that would change without them being here.”Even they in their career have had to do the same thing we are doing. So we will take it as it comes. In the leadership group in the team we have had a chat (on grooming the youngsters). It is under control so far but we are still learning as part of a young leadership group.”advertisementDe Kock said some youngsters could get a longer rope while some may not.”I not going to put a number on it. For some it could be one, for some it could be 10, so can’t really say.”It has effectively become a two-match series with the series opener in Dharamasala being washed out.”It is a bit of a negative,” said de Kock.”We would like to have played three games against the Indian team. Leading into the World Cup, to lose out on a game in different conditions, it is not ideal but it is what it is.”After the IPL final, de Kock had made an interesting comment, calling the triumph with Mumbai Indies the biggest achievement of his career. He still feels the same on the subject.”It is the biggest thing I have won so far. What can I say. If we win a World Cup that would be the biggest achievement. IPL final is a big achievement for any cricketer. As cricketers we want to be part of IPL finals and World Cup finals. Everyone has opinion. My opinion is mine. It is the biggest thing I have achieved so far.”Asked about the Virat Kohli versus Kagiso Rabada contest, he added: “They both are good players in their own way. It will be a good contest. They like being very positive in the way they play.Also Read | Ravichandran Ashwin, fastest to 300 Test wickets, turns 33 todayAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Quinton de Kock Next T20 captaincy stepping stone in my career: Quinton de KockQuinton De Kock is one of the senior players in this new-look team and has been handed captaincy in the absence of Faf du Plessis as the management is looking to groom him ahead of the T20 World Cup next year.advertisementlast_img read more