Kumar Sangakkara (above) has joined the likes of Everton Weekes, Andy Flower, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul © Getty Images
Kumar Sangakkara (above) has joined the likes of Everton Weekes, Andy Flower, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul © Getty Images

Jun 22, 2014

Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth batsman in the history of the game to score at least a fifty in seven consecutive Test innings, joining Sir Everton Weekes, Andy Flower and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, when he got to the landmark on Day Three of the second Test against England.

Sir Everton Weekes, one of the “three Ws” of the West Indian middle-order alongside Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, was the first to get to the landmark in the 1940s and 1950s. The next was Zimbabwean lynchpin Andy Flower, whose golden run of form ran in the late 1990s. The third was current West Indian legend Chanderpaul, whose landmark run of form occurred in 2007-08.

Sangakkara, Chanderpaul and Mahela Jayawardene are also currently in a three-way scramble in the list of all-time highest run-scorers in Test cricket.