Sri Lanka Sets Unusual Team Batting Record in Chattogram

Unprecedented Batting Record Set by Sri Lanka in Chattogram!

Sri Lanka Sets Unusual Team Batting Record in Chattogram

In an unusual turn of events, Sri Lanka’s cricket team set a unique record in the second Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, a part of the ICC World Test Championship.

Despite not having a single batter score a century, Sri Lanka managed to amass a total of 531 runs in the first innings. This is the highest total ever recorded in a Test innings without a hundred.

Six out of the top seven Sri Lankan batters scored half-centuries, but none could reach the triple-figure mark. The highest score was 93 by Kusal Mendis, closely followed by Kamindu Mendis who scored 92 not out. Kamindu fell short of his third consecutive Test century by just eight runs as the team was bowled out.

The six half-centuries in the Sri Lankan innings propelled their total to an impressive 531. #WTC25 | #BANvSL :

This record-breaking innings surpassed the previous highest score of 524/9 declared by India against New Zealand in Kanpur in 1976. In that match too, six Indian batters had scored half-centuries.

Highest Test Totals Without an Individual Hundred

Team Total Opposition Year Highest Individual Score
Sri Lanka 531 Bangladesh 2024 93
India 524/9d New Zealand 1976 70
Australia 520/7d West Indies 2009 99
South Africa 517 Australia 1998 87*
Pakistan 500/8d Australia 1981 95

With their formidable total in the first innings, Sri Lanka has positioned themselves as strong favourites to secure a series victory, following their dominant win in the first Test.