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Sri Lanka sets Test Cricket record with 531 runs sans individual centuries

April 01, Colombo (LNW): In the second Test of the two-match series against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka achieved a notable milestone by amassing a total of 531 runs, marking the highest-ever Test match score without an individual century.

The victory in the first Test, held at Sylhet, saw outstanding performances from Dhananjaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis, who both scored centuries.

Their remarkable partnership of 202 runs contributed to several record-breaking feats, including Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 280, which stands as the lowest all-out score to feature a double-century stand.

In the second Test at Chattogram, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat, reaching 314-4 by stumps on the opening day.

They were eventually bowled out for 531 on the second day, with Shakib Al Hasan claiming 3-110 on his return to the Test side.

The lowest all-out total in Test cricket remains South Africa’s 517 against Australia at Adelaide in 1997/98, which featured five half-centuries but no centuries.

Sri Lanka’s achievement of six half-centuries without a century marks the sixth instance in Test history, joining the ranks of India, Pakistan (twice), Zimbabwe, and England.

As of the latest update, Bangladesh were 45-0 in their innings, with Mahmudul Hasan Joy (20) and Zakir Hasan (23) at the crease.

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