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Mahela's misfortune

Steven LynchAugust 11, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene made 165 in the first innings but 0 in the second against South Africa in Colombo © AFP
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Has anyone scored a century and a duck in the same Test more often than Mahela Jayawardene? asked Bipin Mendis from Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene achieved this bittersweet double in the recent Test against South Africa in Colombo, following 165 in the first innings with 0 in the second.

This was the 151st time a batsman had made a century and a duck in the same Test. Jayawardene also did it against Australia in Hobart in November 2007 (104 and a golden duck).

He's one of 19 players who have done it twice - a distinguished line-up also including Don Bradman, Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar - but two men have achieved the feat on three occasions: Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Andrew Strauss. For the full list, click here.

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