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.

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.