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Gahaapan Machaang! Sixer, Sixer!!! Sri Lanka’s TOP TEN

April 28, 2017

….  Courtesy of Daily Mirror, 27 April 2017, where the title is Top Ten Sri Lankan batsmen with most sixes in ODI’s –

Cricket is not just a game of boundaries and sixes, but modern day batsmen are rated highly if they could clear the boundary with ease. There are few Lankan batsmen who had cleared the ropes many times. Below is a list of Top 10 Batsmen who have hit most number of sixes for Sri Lanka in ODI’s.
10 – Nuwan Kulasekara 

 Yes you saw it right, its Nuwan Kulasekara as at now the most experienced fast bowler of the country gets to the top 10 list of most sixes for a Sri Lankan. The lower order dasher has contributed with the bat on many crucial occasions.  In 120 innings he has smashed 39 sixes at an average of 41 balls faced per six. 

 

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A Heist! A Heist! Lanka snatches Victory from Yawning Jaws

February 19, 2017

 Brydon Coverdale in ESPNcricinfo.com where the title is Gunaratne 84* caps stunning series win for Sri Lanka”

Asela Gunaratne orchestrated a remarkable heist to seal the T20 series for Sri Lanka with a match to play, stealing an outrageous victory over Australia in the first international match ever played at Geelong’s Kardinia Park. For the second time in three days, Sri Lanka reached their target from the final ball of their chase, but whereas at the MCG they had needed only 18 off the last three overs, here they needed 48. Gunaratne ensured that they did it in style.  aa-asela-22

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka celebrates scoring the winning run during the second Twenty20 cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park in Geelong on February 19, 2017. / AFP / Mal Fairclough / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka celebrates scoring the winning run during the second Twenty20 cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park in Geelong on February 19, 2017. — Pic by MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Recognising Michael Tissera in the Tale of Sri Lankan Cricket

January 30, 2017

Abhishek Mukherjee, 25 March  2016, courtesy of http://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/michael-tissera-the-man-who-gave-his-name-to-west-indies-sri-lanka-test-series-340992

Michael Tissera shares a trophy name with Garry Sobers. Till date, he also remains the only Sri Lankan captain to win a Test on Indian soil, albeit unofficial.

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Michael Tissera © Getty Images
 Michael Hugh Tissera, born March 23, 1939, was one of the architects of Sri Lankan cricket in 1960s and 1970s. Unfortunately, his international career started late, for Sri Lanka did not get a chance to lock horns with the big guns in official matches till World Cup 1975. His leadership qualities and all-round skills on the field made him stand out among Sri Lankan cricketers of his era. To honour him, the West Indies-Sri Lanka Test series were named Sobers-Tissera Trophy after him and Sir Garry. Abhishek Mukherjee remembers a forgotten man of Sri Lankan cricket.
29-tissera-bowling sobers-wild

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Murali chats with Ishara about his Life in Cricket

December 22, 2016

Ishara Jayawardane, in  Daily News, 22 December 2016, with the title “A spin with the spin master”

Modest yet amazing, and humble yet incredible. A man of very few words but mighty deeds. Outstanding Personalities features spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan who is regarded as the greatest bowler in the history of test cricket. Muralitharan holds the world record for the most number of wickets in both test and one-day cricket.

Q. Murali, you are the greatest bowler in test cricket and one day internationals claiming the highest number of wickets; 800 in test cricket and 534 in one-day international cricket. How do you evaluate your career?

A. I had a great career. I am very happy about what I have achieved. And I became the highest wicket taker in both forms of the game. So I am very happy about it.

 

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Herath caught with his Pants DOWN

November 10, 2016

He will not mind. He has got another five-wicket haul!!! … and yesterday he became the first bowler to take 50 wickets in 2016.

aa-herath Rangana Herath and his team celebrate a wicket, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 ©AFP

ALSO SEE Herath joins Murali and Steyn in An Unique Little Crow’s Nest in Cricket” = https://cricketique.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/herath-joins-murali-and-steyn-in-an-unique-little-crows-nest-in-cricket/

 

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Herath joins Murali and Steyn in An Unique Little Crow’s Nest in Cricket

November 9, 2016

As noted in the rolling commentary in ESPNcricinfo from Zimbabwe

OVER 81.5

Herath to Mumba, OUT, Umpire Gould’s finger goes up. It looks plumb. Herath has done it. Drumrolls, please. He celebrates, he has completed the record set. Herath becomes only the third bowler after Murali and Steyn to take a five-for against all nine other Test nations. Only Mumba knows why he reviewed it. Arm ball from Herath, darts in and strikes the front pad in front of middle. Mumba simply played down the wrong line. It was crashing into middle of middle stump

CT Mumba lbw b Herath 2 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

rangana-herath-008  steyn-22murali

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Mad Dog Maxwell murders Sri Lanka at Pallekelle

September 7, 2016

Michael Roberts

When I first witnessed Glenn Maxwell on the field i thought that he was as electric as mad … quick a cross the grass, adventurous in whatever he did and, with those gleaming eyes, an epitome of the demonic and dangerous. Subsequent cricketing events on the world stage have proved me correct. Take the World Cup in Australia New Zealand for example…… and THEN yesterday — at the appropriate ‘jungle setting’ of Palle-KALAY — he mauled the Sri Lankan bowlers in hammering 145 runs in 65 balls at a scoring rate of 223.07 … almost as much as the Lankan batsmen could accumulate in 20 overs. 

He respected Dilshan however: he did not use the “dilscoop”. He did not need to mind you.

Australia's Glenn Maxwell (R) is watched by Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Kusal Perera as he hits a ball to the boundary during the first T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on September 6, 2016. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell (R) is watched by Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper Kusal Perera as he hits a ball to the boundary during the first T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on September 6, 2016. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)  

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