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Sangakkara goes past 1,000 runs this season as Surrey pile 516 runs

Kumar Sangakkara continued his masterclass with another marathon knock
Kumar Sangakkara continued his masterclass with another marathon knock
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Surrey 516-7 dec (Sangakkara 180no) v
Yorkshire 27-1 (Sam 1-6)
County Championship Division One, Headingley, day two

Kumar Sangakkara became the first player to reach 1,000 runs in the ongoing season of County Championship as Surrey went on to declare their innings after reaching 516 for seven following which Yorkshire lost Adam Lyth early in their innings and were reduced to 27 for one at stumps on day two in Leeds.

Surrey resumed their innings at 374 for six. With rain not allowing any play until 5pm local, Sangakkara (180 not out), who started the day with the overnight score of 82 completed another century and looked in ominous touch.

His marathon knock came off 183 deliveries and had 21 boundaries and four sixes in it but with dark clouds looming around, Surrey decided to declare their innings at 516 for seven in 115.1 overs.

Sam Curran (1-6) provided the initial breakthrough for Surrey with the ball as he dismissed Adam Lyth (8) early but Alex Leez (5 not out) and Joe Root (12 not out) ensured Yorkshire reached 27 for one in 10.5 overs with once again rain arriving and not allowing any action after 7:10pm.

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