Two double-tons in a first-class game – Angelo Perera obtains rare record

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Sri Lankan popular cricketer Angelo Perera has turned into the second player in history to demolish two double-centuries in the same first-class match.

The 28-year-old won 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.

As per ICCI, Before Perera, the only cricketer to score two double series in a single game was Kent’s Arthur Fagg who did it in a county match against Essex, 80 years ago.

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In the first innings, Perera hit 201 off 203 balls while in the second innings, he got 231 off 268 balls. Since the game was a high-scoring clash, it issued 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 full of four international one-day matches scoring eight runs with an average of 4.