New Delhi: Sri Lanka were staring down the barrel at 13/3 in their second innings after Tom Latham’s epic 264 had given New Zealand a massive lead of 296 runs. However, Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis dug in and shared a magnificent partnership that gave Sri Lanka hop for survival. Both batsmen played out of their skins and scored centuries as Sri Lanka did not lose a single wicket on day 4 as they staged a revival. On day 5, the rain came to their rescue but Mathews (120*) and Mendis (141*) epic rearguard had helped Sri Lanka save the Test and ensure that the second and final Test at the Hagley Oval on Boxing Day was a decider.Mathews and Mendis scored 239 runs on day 4 without losing a single wicket and they created a unique record. This was the fifth instance where a Sri Lanka batting duo had gone through the day without losing a single wicket. Asanka Gurusinha (116*) and Arjuna Ranatunga (135*) had scored 240 runs on day 5 of the Test against Pakistan in 1986 as it ended in a draw. 11 years later, in 1997, Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama would pile plenty of misery on India as they batted for two whole days to create plenty of records.Read More | Prithvi Shaw ruled out of India vs Australia Test seriesJayasuriya and Mahanama scored 283 runs on day 3 and 265 runs on day 4 as they amassed a 576-run stand for the second wicket, which was then the world record for the highest partnership in a Test. Jayasuriya (340) and Mahanama (225) had boosted Sri Lanka to 952/6 declared, which remains the highest Test score in history. The efforts of Jayasuriya and Mahanama are the only instance when a dup has batted for two whole days without losing a wicket.Read More | India lose Perth Test to ‘weakest’ Australia by 146 runsIn 2006, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene created history as they batted the entire second day of the first Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. Jayawardene (374) and Sangakkara (287) broke the previous partnership record held by Jayasuriya and Mahanama as they stitched a world record 624-run partnership for the third wicket.Read More | Naseeruddin Shah calls Virat Kohli ‘worlds worst behaved player’Mathews and Mendis’ feat was the first time a Sri Lankan duo had batted for a full day without losing a wicket outside of the sub-continent. Their stand of 274 for the fourth wicket was the second-best for Sri Lanka in Tests, behind Jayawardene (240) and Thilan Samaraweera’s (231) 437-run stand which was against Pakistan in Karachi in 2009.For India, there have been only two instances when a duo has batted without losing a wicket in the entire day of a Test. Gundappa Viswanath and Yashpal Sharma scored 217 runs for the second wicket during the fifth Test against England in Chennai in 1982. Viswanath scored 222 while Yashpal slammed 140. However, the most memorable instance for Indian cricket fans is the Eden Gardens Test of 2001 against Australia. VVS Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180) shared a 376-run stand and did not lose wicket on day 3 as they scored 335 runs to spark a dramatic turnaround and win a Test after following on.The highest number of runs scored in a single day without losing a wicket is 405; Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie blasted the Bangladesh bowlers in 2008 on day one in the Chittagong Test. McKenzie (226) and Smith (232) went on to make a world record opening stand of 415. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Doroteo ZavalaDoroteo “Gabby” Zavala Jr., of Wellington. died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Wellington Health and Rehabilitation at the age of 85.Gabby was born the son of Doroteo, Sr. and Julia (Ramirez) Zavala on Saturday, February 21, 1931 in Wellington, Kansas.On November 19, 1966, Doroteo and Elisa Corona were united in marriage in Wellington, Kansas. Together they celebrated 49 years of marriage.Gabby retired from the City of Wellington where he served as Sanitation Foreman for over 17 years.Â Survivors include his wife Elisa Zavala of Wellington, Kansas; daughter, Socorro “Coco” Anguiano (Ramon) of Wellington, Kansas; daughter, Maria Lujan (Nicasio, Sr.) of Wellington, Kansas; grandchildren: Sofie Lawless (Greg) of Derby, Kansas, Angelica Lujan of Wichita, Kansas, Teresa Branine (Josh) of Andover, Kansas, Jessica Williams (Aaron) of Andover, Kansas, Celia Lujan Sanchez of Wichita, Kansas, Elisa Lujan Gonzalez (Roberto) of Wichita, Kansas, Nicasio Lujan, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, Raymond Anguiano (Megan) of Wellington, Kansas and Miguel Lujan of Wellington, Kansas; seventeen great-grandchildren and his brother, Elias Zavala of Wichita, Kansas.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Joe, Eucebio, Willie and Pete Zavala and sisters: Esther Leffel, Vera Venegas and Mary Vierya.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016.Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Vigil Service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington, Kansas.Funeral Mass for Doroteo will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington, Kansas.Â A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Rivercross Hospice. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.