Kumar Sangakkara closes in on Don Bradman double ton record

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated by New Zealand's Ross Taylor following his dismissal for 203
Sangakkara is congratulated by New Zealand's Ross Taylor after he scored his 11th Test double century
Second Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington (day two):
New Zealand 221 & 22-0 v Sri Lanka 356
Match scorecard

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara scored his 11th Test double century to move one behind Australia legend Don Bradman's all-time record.

He made 203 on day two of the second Test against New Zealand to help his side to 356 all out, a lead of 135.

Sangakkara will quit one-day international cricket after the World Cup, which starts in February.

But the 37-year-old said he will "see whether there is a few more months of cricket in me Test-wise".

Leading double centurions in Test cricket
12 - D Bradman (Australia); 11 - K Sangakkara (Sri Lanka); 9 - B Lara (West Indies); 7 - W Hammond (England), M Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 6 - M Atapattu (Sri Lanka), V Sehwag (India), J Miandad (Pakistan), R Ponting (Australia), S Tendulkar (India)

Sangakkara, who spent the first third of his Test career keeping wicket - claiming 178 catches and 20 stumpings before giving up the gloves - also became the fastest player to reach 12,000 Test runs on day one.

"It just depends on how everything pans out after this World Cup," added the former law student.

"It's really hard to predict what will happen and what my thoughts will be at the end of the World Cup about my future."

Day two in Wellington ended with the Kiwis 22-0 in their second innings.

Sri Lanka need to win the Test to level the two-match series after an eight-wicket loss in Christchurch.

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