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Sangakkara reconsiders retirement; targets Bradman's double century record

Wellington: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is reconsidering retirement plans after his 203 against New Zealand yesterday put him one behind Australian legend Don Bradman for the most double centuries.

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara 

The 37-year-old had indicated the second Test in Wellington could be his last with the intention of retiring from all international cricket after the World Cup which starts next month.

But after a match-changing innings of 203 to lead Sri Lanka out of trouble and put them in control of the Test, Sangakkara said the lure of overtaking Bradman meant he may extend his career.

"I would love to," he said, reflecting on the impact his seven-hour innings had on a match where he engineered Sri Lanka's recovery from 78-5 to 356 all out and a first innings lead of 135. "It just depends on how everything pans out after this World Cup.

It's really hard to predict what will happen and what my thoughts will be at the end of the World Cup about my future," he added.

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