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Sangakkara follows 319 with 105 in 2nd test in Chittagong, joins Gooch in exclusive club

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CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - Nobody likes playing Bangladesh as much as Kumar Sangakkara.

The Sri Lanka star hit a quick 105 against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday to achieve the rare feat of scoring a triple century and a century in the same test.

He finished off a career-best 319 on Wednesday in the first innings.

They were his 34th and 35th test centuries, good for fifth all-time. They were also his sixth and seventh against Bangladesh, the most the team has conceded to one player.

Sangakkara also scored two tons in the same test against Bangladesh last March, in Galle.

In 15 tests against Bangladesh since 2001, he has tallied 1,816 runs at an average of 95.57. Only seven times in 21 innings has he failed to reach a half century.

In the last 12 months he's been particularly brutal, with his lowest score in seven innings a 55.

On Friday, he was dropped on 36 by Nasir Hossain at deep mid-wicket off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan, and took advantage.

He made it look effortless as he scored 105 off 144 balls, including 11 boundaries and two sixes, until he tried a sweep against Sohag Gazi and lost his middle stump.

By then, he and Dinesh Chandimal combined for 145 for the fourth wicket and virtually made certain Sri Lanka, 1-0 up in the series, wouldn't lose the test.

With the century, Sangakkara joined an exclusive club with Graham Gooch, who scored 333 and 123 against India at Lord's in 1990.

Opener Kaushal Silva praised Sangakkara and fellow veteran Mahela Jayawardene for their skill and wisdom.

"They are two legends of the game," Silva said. "They have been in the team for almost two decades and its a great experience for the youngsters in the side to be playing with them."

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