Free Press Journal (India) – In one of the rarest feats in cricket, Angelo Perera, a 28-year-old Sri Lankan batsman playing for Nondescripts Cricket Club, entered his name in the history books as he became only the 2nd batsman to hit two double centuries in a first-class match.

Summary

  • In one of the rarest feats in cricket, Angelo Perera, a 28-year-old Sri Lankan batsman playing for Nondescripts Cricket Club, entered his name in the history books as he became only the 2nd batsman to hit two double centuries in a first-class match.
  • Angelo scored 201 off 203 balls in the first innings before scoring 231 off 238 balls in the second innings during a match against Sinhalese Sports Club.
  • Before Angelo Perera, it was Kent batsman Arthur Fagg, who at the age of 23, scored 244 and 202 not out against Essex in Colchester, way back in 1938.
  • Meanwhile, so far, Angelo Perera has played 4 ODIs and 2 T20Is for Sri Lanka and made his ODI debut against South Africa in Pallekele in 2013.
  • In first-class cricket, Perera has played 97 matches in which he has scored 6941 runs including 18 hundreds and 33 fifties.

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