Perera scores two double centuries in a first-class match
It takes time to read the pitch in Test cricket and going about the business is not that easy to score free flow of runs as there may be a lapse in concentration to anyone but the Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera made the batting look so easy as he scripted history to become the only second batsman to score not one but two double centuries in single first-class match.
What an achievement! Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) skipper clinched this feat in their Super Eights fixture against Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC). The 28-year-old cricketer played an attacking piece of cricket and runs kept on flowing like the waterfalls.
Perera’s double centuries was devastatingly impressive
He secured 201 off 203 balls in the first innings before scoring 231 off 268 balls in the second innings as the game ended in a draw. Previously, the 23-year-old Kent batsman Arthur Fagg also scored 2 double centuries- 244 and 202* against Essex in Colchester, way back in 1938.
Perera’s record-breaking statistics and that too in the longest version of the game shows his temperament. Perera’s dangerous exploits put him in contention for a possible return to the national side. The selectors could consider knocking his door any time soon. He played for the nation in both ODIs and T20Is but he was last seen playing the international way back in August 2016 against Australia.