Top 10: Most Centuries for Sri Lanka in Test Cricket

Cricket, often a passionately followed sport in Sri Lanka, has witnessed an array of cricketing legends who have left an indelible mark on the sport. These remarkable athletes have carried the hopes and dreams of a nation, embodying the essence of passion, dedication, and resilience.

Among the many feats that have elevated Sri Lanka’s cricketing stature, the centuries scored in Test matches stand out as monumental achievements. As we delve into the realm of Sri Lankan cricket, let’s take a look at the top batsmen with the most centuries for Sri Lanka in Test cricket history.

Most Centuries for Sri Lanka in Test Cricket

PlayerInnings100sHigh Score
Kumar Sangakkara23338319
Mahela Jayawardene25234374
Aravinda de Silva15920267
Marvan Atapattu15616249
Tillakaratne Dilshan14516193
Dimuth Karunaratne16916244
Angelo Mathews18916200*
Dinesh Chandimal13815206*
Sanath Jayasuriya18814340
Thilan Samaraweera13214231

Key Stats

38: Kumar Sangakkara scored the most centuries for Sri Lanka in the Test format, with 38 hundreds to his name. Sangakarra has the third-highest overall centuries in Test cricket, behind Sachin Tendulkar (51) and Jacques Kallis (45).

12400: Apart from a leading centurion, Sangakkara also tops the run charts for Sri Lanka in the longest format, with an astounding 12400 runs under his belt.

14: The number of hundreds scored away from home by Sangakkara, highlighting his adaptability to various playing conditions. He smashed 3 hundreds each in New Zealand and Pakistan, the most against any team.

374: Sri Lanka’s former captain, Mahela Jayawardene, hammered the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan batsman in the Test format. He accumulated a staggering 374 runs against South Africa. This knock is also the second-highest score by a captain in Test cricket.

624: During the same match, Sangakkara also scored 287 runs and partnered with Jayawardene to stitch the highest partnership in Test cricket history. Both built a formidable partnership of 624 runs, which stands at the top.

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