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Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, left, celebrates scoring a double century as Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal applauds during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 9, 2014

Kumar Sangakkara made more history as Sri Lanka eked out a first-innings lead in the first Test against Pakistan in Galle.

Sangakkara scored 221, his 10th double century in Test cricket, as the hosts made 533-9 in reply to Pakistan's 451.

Sangakkara scores his 10th Test double hundred and only behind THE Sir Donald Bradman #PakvSL #SLvPak pic.twitter.com/PcaULjTvyt

— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) August 9, 2014

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews declared with a lead of 82 and had 20 minutes late on the fourth day to bowl at the tourists.

Khurram Manzoor was caught behind off Rangana Herath as Pakistan went to stumps on 4-1 and give Sri Lanka a slim hope of forcing a victory on the fifth day.

Sri Lanka 533/9d Sri Lanka lead by 82 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings pic.twitter.com/pJNeOB3fZS

— PTV Sports Official (@PTVSp0rts) August 9, 2014

Sangakkara moved into joint second place in the history of the game with his marathon 425-ball effort, hitting 24 boundaries before finally being stumped off Abdur Rehman.

However, by then, he had shared a 181-run partnership with Mathews, who contributed 91, after the early loss of fellow veteran Mahela Jayawardene.

Sri Lanka resumed on 252-2, but the crowd was silenced as Jayawardene, playing in his penultimate Test, was trapped lbw by Junaid Khan for 59 off the fourth ball of the morning.

Junaid Khan's review against Mahela Jayawardene was first successful review by a "bowling team" in last 3 Tests in SL (two vs SA).#SLvPak

— Farooq khan (@ICCt20_Live) August 9, 2014

Mathews again missed out on a century as he fell just before tea, caught at first slip by Younis Khan, the first of five wickets for Saeed Ajmal.

We are running out of space on this graphic, Angelo... http://t.co/OAZnkTkrDs #slvpak pic.twitter.com/03gUA0MZgE

— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 9, 2014

Younis dropped Sangakkara on 173 and he took advantage of that slip to bring up his 200 by taking a single off Ajmal.

Kumar Sangakkara (13) now has most score of 190+ in Tests beating Sir Don Bradman (12) #SLvPak

— Cricket Record (@cricinfo_record) August 9, 2014

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