Kumar Sangakkara: 'Century honour is special'

Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara leaps into the air as he celebrates the victory during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final match between India and Sri lanka at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 6, 2014
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Kumar Sangakkara admits that it "feels special" to have hit his first century at Lord's for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has said that it "feels special" to have struck his first century at Lord's.

The 36-year-old, who is playing in what could very well be his final Test appearance in England, boasted an innings of 147 to move onto the famous honours board.

"It's something I've always wanted to do," Sangakkara told Sky Sports News. "Coming on this tour, which might be my last Test tour to England, I just wanted to enjoy it. If it happened, it would happen.

"I just did a bit of preparation, changed a bit in my technique right from the start and I'm pretty happy it worked. It's a very special place to play your cricket at, and Sri Lankans have done pretty well individually here. It feels very special to get on the honours board."

Sri Lanka ended day three of the first Test on 415-7 compared to England's 575-5.

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the opening day of the third and final cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on January 16, 2014
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