Island Cricket

Monday, December 31, 2007

[Video] Romesh Kaluwitharana 77 Vs Australia | World Series Cup 1995/96

A couple of months prior to the 1996 Wills World Cup, Sri Lanka found themselves on a tough tour to Australia. Heavy losses in the test series and the infamous boxing day test match where Darrell Hair no balled Murali for throwing had the entire team in very low spirits.

It was then that Ranatunga and Whatmore conjured up the attacking opening combination of Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana. The birth of a strategy that was to win Sri Lanka it's 1st World Cup.

Click here to see Kaluwitharana's first knock as opening batsman for Sri Lanka.


Anonymous said...

Ha ha! Shane Warne cops a pasting from Kalu!

Anonymous said...

What a video. I really like your work Hilal and I'm an Aussie!

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