first_imgAngelo Perera has become only the second man in recorded history to score two double hundreds in a single first-class match. Angelo Perera, captain of the Nondescripts Cricket Club in Sri Lanka scored 201 in the first innings and 231 in the second innings during a match against Sinhalese Sports Club.Arthur Fagg, a Kent batsman had scored 244 and 202 not out against Essex back in 1938. Angelo Perera, during the NCC vs SSC first-class match played from January 31 to February 3, smashed 201 off only 203 balls in the first innings. That knock was laced with 20 fours and a six.In the second innings, Angelo Perera did even better. He scored 231 off 268 balls as NCC piled up 579/6. The match ended in a draw but it has found its way in the history books.The 28-year-old Angelo Perera has played four ODIs and 2 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. He played his first ODI against South Africa in Pallekele in 2013; the last of his four ODIs was against Australia in Dambulla in 2016. Besides, he played two T20Is against Bangladesh.Overall, Perera has played 97 first-class matches in his career and has scored 6941 runs including 18 hundreds and 33 fifties.Sri Lanka have had a torrid run in New Zealand and Australia recently.In Australia, Sri Lanka were blown away in the first two Tests. The Sri Lankan batsmen have looked completely out of sorts against the Aussie pacers. Angelo Perera, who is yet to play Test cricket, may not be entirely surprised if he gets a call to board a flight to South Africa where Sri Lanka are headed next to play Tests, ODIs and T20I Internationals.advertisementlast_img read more