Kamindu Mendis becomes the first cricketer to achieve this historic milestone during the first BAN vs SL Test

Kamindu Mendis

Young Sri Lankan all-rounder Kamindu Mendis has etched his name in the record books during the ongoing first Test match against Bangladesh. Kamindu Mendis has become the first international cricketer to achieve a historic milestone in red-ball cricket.

Sri Lanka They started their tour of Bangladesh with a win in the T20I series, but Bangladesh responded with a win in the ODI series. The first Test match began on Friday, March 22 in Sylhet, with Bangladesh winning the toss and electing to bowl against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka posted 280 runs in 68 overs in the first innings. Dhananjaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis scored centuries while the other batsmen faced difficulties. De Silva and Mendis rescued the team with a crucial 202-run partnership after a challenging start at 57-5.

Mendis smashed his first century in Test cricket, scoring 102 runs off 127 deliveries, aided by 11 fours and three sixes. It is worth mentioning that Kamindu survived early in his innings when Mahmudul Hasan Joy bowled a sitter from the first ball boundary.

The 25-year-old all-rounder continued his batting form in the second innings. Mendis came to bat when Sri Lanka were struggling at 126-6. He stitched a 173-run stand with the captain for the seventh wicket. Silva was dismissed after scoring 108 runs in 179 balls.

Kamindu Mendis achieves a great milestone during the second innings

Kamindu Mendis scored his second century of the match on the first ball of the 94th over. He scored a single run off Shanto, securing a hundred in each innings. Mendis celebrated by removing his helmet and received applause from his teammates for his remarkable feat.

After reaching his century, Kamindu created history by becoming the first player to score two centuries at number 7 or below in a Test match. His achievement marks an important milestone in his career, showcasing his exceptional batting prowess in the lower order.

Before the tea break on Day 3, Sri Lanka extended their lead to 430 runs. The visiting team finished the session with 338 runs and a loss of 7 wickets. Kamindu Mendis remained unbeaten in the box, with Prabath Jayasuriya providing support alongside him.

I am really happy – Kamindu Mendis

Kamindu expressed his admiration for Dhananjaya de Silva and highlighted his happiness at playing alongside him. He emphasized the importance of establishing themselves in the area to build a partnership that allows them to play long innings effectively.