How Sri Lankan star Thisara Perera’s heroics jangled Black Caps’ nerves

Thisara Perera’s incredible batting fireworks created some unwanted flashbacks for Black Caps captain Kane Williamson at Bay Oval on Saturday night. Perera’s absurd 140 off 74 balls saw Sri Lanka come charging back from the dead in their chase of 320 for victory in the second of three one-day internationals. At 128-7, Sri Lanka looked set for a heavy defeat but Perera unleashed hell on the Black Caps bowlers, bringing Sri Lanka within 21 runs of victory, with 22 balls remaining, before his eventual demise…

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