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Another Sri Lanka world record

Sri Lanka set a new world partnership record when captain Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara partnered to get 624 runs in Colombo in the first test against South Africa. Sri Lanka's rich vein of form has continued since the last test series it played against England last month.

In the process Mahela Jayawardene set a new Sri Lanka batting record and also the third highest indvidual score of 374 runs and its fitting for a batsman who has been around for the last nine years. Sangakkara's 287 eclipsed his previous highest score of 270.

This world record comes hot on the heels of another record which Sri Lanka posted against the Netherlands in Amstelveen when they reached 443 runs early this month. This was the highest one day total and interestingly that time they were beating a record set earlier by South Africa of 438 runs.

Let's hope that Sri Lanka goes on to win this first test.

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