- After scoring the 152, Sanga became the first batsman to score over 150 in 4 consecutive tests - 200* and 222* against Bangladesh, 192 against Australia, and then the 152. Sir Don Bradman managed 3.
- Prior to bullying the bengalis, Sanga had put the Kiwis to the sword late last year on his way to 100* and 156* in the 2 tests.
- Trace back his scores and one sees that before touring New Zealand, Sanga had given a taste of what is to come during his test best majestic innings of 287 against South Africa in Colombo.
- In his last 9 tests (14 innings), Sanga has scored 7 centuries and 2 fifties. Out of the 7 hundreds, 2 are above 150 and another 2 above 200! One of the 2 fifties is a 90 plus score.
Any doubt that he sits above all test batsmen? None whatsoever for me! Read on.
- Out of his 16 test centuries, 5 are above 150 and 6 above 200!
- Sanga has scored a 100 against every test playing country and apart from India, he has a 150 plus score against each one of them. He averages over 40.00 against every test playing country.
- 12 of his centuries have resulted in wins for Sri Lanka, while 1 in a draw. Only 3 of them have been scored in lost causes.
Take a look at Sanga's record when playing purely as a batsman rather than a wicketkeeper.(Read as M, I, Runs, Ave, 100s, 50s)
- As designated keeper 47 79 3093 41.24 7 11
- Not as keeper 22 35 2892 96.40 9 13
Its bradmanesque! The best batsmen in the world? Arguably so!