Angelo Mathews surpasses Sanath Jayasuriya in Test cricket, becomes 3rd Sri Lankan batter to do so

Sports Tak Staff
March 092023

Angelo Matthews scored 47 runs from 98 deliveries against New Zealand in 1st Test at Christchurch

Angelo Mathews became the third Sri Lankan cricketer to score 7,000 or more runs in Test cricket

Angelo Mathews scored 7,000 runs from 101 Tests at an average of 45.16 including 13 centuries and 38 fifties

Sanath Jayasuriya has 6,973 runs from 110 Tests at an average of 40.07 including 14 centuries and 31 fifties

Former Sri Lankan captains Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are ahead of Angelo Mathews on the list

Mahela Jayawardene has 11,814 runs from 149 Tests at an average of 49.84 including 34 centuries and 50 fifties

Kumar Sangakkara has 12,400 runs from 134 Tests at an average of 57.40 including 38 centuries and 52 half-centuries

Mathews needs 114 more runs in two-Test series to become second Sri Lankan to score 1,000 or more runs against New Zealand

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