Moments ago Sri Lanka-A ended their 1st inning in the 3rd unofficial ODI against South Africa-A. The star of the show was Upul Tharanga. He remained unbeaten on 173 in just 149 balls scoring at a strike rate of 116.10 – the knock consisted of 20 fours and 4 sixes. Upul and Sanath jayasuriya hold the world record for the highest ODI partnership in history. They plundered an English bowling attack to all parts chasing 322 to win.
Tharanga and Jayasuriya piled up 286 in 32 overs, a record opening stand in one-day internationals and the third-highest for any wicket;
Upul Tharanga’s last ODI appearance for
Upul was picked to tour
The only point I’m trying to make is that other batsman in our current batting line up have had a string of low scores extending beyond 5 consecutive games none of them have paid the price as Upul has. This is a batsman who has represented NCC since the age of 15, a cultured player who has come through the ranks and a cricketer
It’s time we dismiss talks of flaws in his technique and give the bloke the assurance of a long run in the playing eleven, at 23 years of age he is our future.