Sanath Jayasuriya 340 vs India Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sanath Jayasuriya 340 vs India - India tour of Sri Lanka 2-match Test series of the 1st Test match played between India and Sri Lanka at Colambo (RPS) in 2-6 August 1997.

Sanath Jayasuriya made his first Triple Century in Test Cricket, Jayasuriya's marathon innings of 340-runs against India during the 1st Test at Colombo as he became the first Sri Lankan batsman to scored a triple century in Test cricket.

India would have thought they were in a good position after posting 537/8d in the first innings and Sri Lanka lost 39 for 1 wicket at the end of Day 2.

But then the Sanath Jayasuriya-Roshan Mahanama onslaught began on the third day. Sanath Jayasuriya had scored 163, Roshan Mahanama 115, putting on 283 end of the Day 3.

The next day had seen Jayasuriya pile up another 151, and Mahanama 96, and Sri Lanka score stood at a ridiculous 587 for 1 at end of Day 4.

India didn’t get a single wicket for the next two days until Mahanama was trapped LBW by Anil Kumble on day 5 for 225.

The duo strung a partnership of 576 runs, which was the highest-ever partnership all time in Test cricket history.

Sanath Jayasuriya then fell for 340, who 35-run short to break Brian Lara's highest Test score of 375.

Jayasuriya scored a whopping 340 runs off 578 balls. The innings included 36 boundaries and 2 sixes.

Sri Lanka eventually recorded the highest-ever Test total of 952/6d, which is still unbroken Test score in cricket history.



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