19 Nov 2009

Another double ton for Jayawardene

7:03 am on 19 November 2009

The Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene became only the seventh batsman in test cricket to score six or more double centuries as his team took charge of the first test against Indian in Ahmedabad.

At stumps on day three, Jayawardene was 204 not out in Sri Lanka's first innings of 591 for 5, their highest total in India, giving them a lead of 165 runs.

It was Jayawardene's 27th test century but the first on Indian soil, where they've yet to win a test match despite being number two in the test match rankings.