Captain of Colombo's Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), Angelo Perera has achiving a rare feat as he scored two double-hundreds in the same first-class match. Only for the second time in cricketing history has a batsman managed to score twin double centuries in a single first-class match
The 28-year-old scored 201 and 231 in the two innings to complete the unique double double, last achieved more than 80 years back. The only other recorded incidence of a batsman scoring two double-centuries in a single first-class match came in 1938, when Kent batsman Arthur Fagg scored 244 and 202 not out against Essex in Colchester.
Perera, who came in to bat at No.5, scored 201 off 203 balls in the first innings that helped him to post 444 against Sinhalese Sports Club, who in turn posted 480 on the board. In the second inning, Perera ended with 231 off 256 balls as the four-day game petered out into a draw.
Talking about international cricket, Perera has already played six international matches four One-day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Perera, however, has a miserable time in international cricket. In the four ODIs, he has scored a total of eight runs while he has managed just four runs in the T20Is.