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Scenes from Sri Lanka’s Fifth Day Triumph at the P Sara Oval

October 26, 2015

All images are courtesy of AFP and ESPNcricinfo

Sri Lankan cricketer Milinda Siriwardana (L) celebrates with teammate Dimuth Karunaratne (R) after dismissing West Indies cricketer Shai Hope during the final day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan cricketer Milinda Siriwardana (L) celebrates with teammate Dimuth Karunaratne (R) after dismissing West Indies cricketer Shai Hope during the final day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath (2L) celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies Cricketer Darren Bravo (2R) during the final day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath (2L) celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies Cricketer Darren Bravo (2R) during the final day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

 

 

Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews (C) takes a catch to dismiss West Indies Cricketer Marlon Samuels (L) during the final day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews (C) takes a catch to dismiss West Indies Cricketer Marlon Samuels (L) during the final day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty  Images)                                                                        

Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath celebrates after dismissing West Indies cricketer Kemar Roach during the final day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at The P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath celebrates after dismissing West Indies cricketer Kemar Roach during the final day of their second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at The P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)              

 

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhammika Prasad holds the match stumps after victory in the Test match series between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 72 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo to sweep the series 2-0. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhammika Prasad holds the match stumps after victory in the Test match series between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 26, 2015. Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 72 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo to sweep the series 2-0. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)                                            

Milinda Siriwardana    could well have been Man of the Match because of his batting contributions. His efforts are especially significant because this was only his second Test Match.   He has made it into the highest arena at the late age of 29 by improving his batting capacities. Let us hope that he is going to become another Thilan Samaraweera in the abtting department, while yet retaining his bowling skills.

Full name Tisse Appuhamilage Milinda Siriwardana

Born December 4, 1985, Nagoda

Current age 29 years 326 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Chittagong Division, Dhaka Division, Kalutara Vidyalaya, Kandurata Maroons, Ruhuna, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Victoria Sporting Club

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Fielding position Short cover

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Kalutara Vidyalaya

Tisse Appuhamilage Milinda Siriwardana
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 111 68 37.00 179 62.01 0 1 9 4 2 0
ODIs 5 5 1 121 52* 30.25 89 135.95 0 1 11 5 2 0
T20Is 2 2 0 58 35 29.00 37 156.75 0 0 4 3 0 0
First-class 91 153 14 5130 185* 36.90 7801 65.76 7 36 550 115 76 0
List A 117 104 19 2170 97 25.52 2552 85.03 0 10 158 64 56 0
Twenty20 67 61 14 938 66 19.95 676 138.75 0 3 72 38 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 240 124 7 3/25 5/51 17.71 3.10 34.2 0 0 0
ODIs 5 4 91 79 3 1/19 1/19 26.33 5.20 30.3 0 0 0
T20Is 2 1 12 17 1 1/17 1/17 17.00 8.50 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 91 129 6567 4103 136 5/26 9/120 30.16 3.74 48.2 5 6 0
List A 117 89 2774 2046 80 6/40 6/40 25.57 4.42 34.6 2 1 0
Twenty20 67 45 650 816 32 4/22 4/22 25.50 7.53 20.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Oct 14-17, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jul 11, 2015 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Dec 16-18, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Moratuwa, Nov 1, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
68, 2/26, 42, 3/25 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
1, 0/13, 2/60 Sri Lanka v West Indies Galle 14 Oct 2015 Test # 2181
0/23, 105* SL Pres. XI v West Indians Colombo (SSC) 9 Oct 2015 Other
0/14, 32, 1/5, 4 SL Pres. XI v Indians Colombo (RPS) 6 Aug 2015 Other
23, 1/17 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 1 Aug 2015 T20I # 449
35 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 30 Jul 2015 T20I # 448
52*, 1/19 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 26 Jul 2015 ODI # 3672
19, 1/28 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 22 Jul 2015 ODI # 3671
2 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 19 Jul 2015 ODI # 3670
1/22, 26 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 15 Jul 2015 ODI # 3669
Profile

A busy middle-order batsman and a capable left-arm spinner, Milinda Siriwardana broke through to the national side in 2015 after several years of encouraging domestic returns. Outstanding form in the 2015 Premier League Tournament prompted his elevation. He was the first-class season’s top scorer with 1144 runs at an average of 67.29, and had also claimed 20 wickets for Badureliya Cricket Club.

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