Sangakkara falls for second-ball duck on Durham debut

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By Staff Writers | May 6, 2014

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Kumar Sangakkara signed with Durham in order to prepare for Sri Lanka’s tour of England. © AFP

Kumar Sangakkara’s two-match stint for Durham got off to a poor start, with the top Sri Lankan batsman being dismissed for a duck during the third day’s play in the LV County Championship match against Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street on Tuesday.

The number-two ranked Test batsman played tentatively on the back-foot to edge a Ryan Sidebottom delivery to third slip who dropped the chance, but the second slip took it on the rebound to see the back of Sangakkara for a second-ball duck.

Durham were in trouble at 70/3 at the fall of Sangakkara’s wicket, chasing Yorkshire’s mammoth 589/8 declared.

Sangakkara signed with Durham to prepare for Sri Lanka’s tour of England starting later this month.

His next match for the county takes place on May 11 against Sussex.

© Island Cricket

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  1. After plundering attacks in
    After plundering attacks in the dead tracks of Asia,
    welcome to early season English tracks, Mr Sangakakara!

    unlike LAST TIME, at least you’re doing the right thing by having a few knocks before the real deal starts in the tests…

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