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