Upul Tharanga won the toss and sent Australia in to bat in the second Twenty20 in Geelong, where Sri Lanka will secure a series win if they chase …
Upul Tharanga captain of Sri Lanka poses with the winners trophy after the T20 warm up match between the Australian PM’s XI and Sri Lanka.
Just when this tour was beginning to look like a total write-off for Sri Lanka, Upul Tharanga blazed his way to a superb century to breathe a little life into …
Clinical South Africa withstood an Upul Tharanga onslaught to register a nervy 40-run win over Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI played at the Newlands …
Upul Tharanga’s century goes in vain as Faf du Plessis’ 185 off 141 balls helped South Africa (367/5) beat Sri Lanka (327) by 40 runs to take a 4-0 …
Sri Lanka will ensure the first ODI defeat does not drag along in the second and look to draw the game at Kingsmead in Durban on Wednesday.
After twisting his ankle during the second Twenty20 International (T20I), Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews had to fly back home from South Africa.
Cricket World Player Of The Week – Upul Tharanga
Upul Tharanga broke numerous records during his epic 174 against India.
The fight for this week’s Cricket World Player of the Week award is a three-way one between the week’s three century-makers. Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene both hit centuries against India at Sabina Park on Tuesday, while Virat Kohli then led India’s fightback with a stonking 102 against the West Indies on Friday.
Tharanga just about edges it over Kohli, if anything for the sheer number of records that he, and to a lesser extent Jayawardene, broke. His innings of 174 off only 159 balls was the highest of his ODI career and helped inflict on India their heaviest defeat in terms of runs in their ODI history.
He also broke the ground record at Sabina Park, beating Imran Nazir’s 160 against Zimbabwe, and became the player to be involved in the most 200-plus opening stands in ODIs with seven.
Kohli’s 102 off 83 balls against the West Indies certainly ran Tharanga close. The 24 year-old brought up what is already his 14th ODI century in a match that India had to win to stay in contention for the Tri-Nation series final.
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