New Delhi. The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is being played in Galle. On Monday, on the second day of the match, the Sri Lankan team was dismissed by scoring 312 runs in the first innings. Dhananjaya de Silva performed brilliantly with the bat and scored a century of 122 runs. Angelo Mathews also scored 64 runs. Talking about Pakistan, left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Abrar Ahmed took 3-3 wickets. In response, till the news is written, Pakistan has scored 40 runs on one wicket.
This is 31-year-old Dhananjaya de Silva’s 50th Test and he has scored his 10th century. This is his third century against Pakistan and he played his biggest innings against Pakistan. Dhananjay scored 122 runs off 214 balls. Hit 12 fours and 3 sixes. However, 5 years ago, Dhananjaya had suffered a major setback. His father was shot dead. At that time he was selected for the West Indies tour. However, he rejoined the team after the first Test. He has performed amazingly as an all-rounder.
Has also scored 11 half-centuries
If we look at Dhananjaya D’Silva’s Test record, he has so far scored 3152 runs in 50 matches at an average of 39. Apart from 10 centuries, he has also scored 11 half-centuries. 173 runs is his best performance. He has also taken 34 wickets as an off-spinner. He has scored 1653 runs in 76 ODIs for Sri Lanka on the basis of 10 half-centuries. 93 runs is the best score. Apart from this, 41 wickets have also taken place.
Talking about Dhananjaya D’Silva’s T20 International record, he has scored 731 runs in 39 matches with the help of 3 half-centuries. 66 not out is the best score. There are also 13 wickets. He has scored more than 7 thousand runs in first class cricket with the help of 20 centuries. Has also taken 140 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 13:24 IST