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“Sri Lanka Achieves Rare Team Batting Record in Chattogram”

In the second Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, Sri Lanka posted a substantial total of 531 runs on the board in their first innings without a single centurion, marking a rare team achievement against Bangladesh in Test cricket. This match is part of the ICC World Test Championship.

Despite the absence of individual centuries, Sri Lanka’s batsmen collectively contributed to the record-breaking total. Six of Sri Lanka’s top seven batsmen registered half-centuries, yet none managed to convert them into three-figure scores. The highest scorer in the innings was Kusal Mendis with 93 runs, followed closely by Kamindu Mendis who remained unbeaten on 92 runs. Unfortunately, Kamindu Mendis fell short of achieving a third consecutive Test century as Sri Lanka’s innings came to an end.

This innings by Sri Lanka surpassed the previous highest total in Test cricket without a century, a record previously held by India against New Zealand in Kanpur in 1976, when India scored 524/9 declared with six batsmen scoring half-centuries.

Sri Lanka’s impressive batting performance in the first innings positions them as strong favorites to clinch a series victory following their commanding win in the first Test.

Highest Test totals without an individual hundred

TeamTotalOppositionYearHighest individual score
Sri Lanka531Bangladesh202493
India524/9dNew Zealand197670
Australia520/7dWest Indies200999
South Africa517Australia199887*
Pakistan500/8dAustralia198195

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