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Friday, May 2, 2008

[Video] Aravinda De Silva 134 (131) Vs Pakistan | 1997

Cricinfo: SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, 7th APR 1997 - Aravinda De Silva struck a brilliant 134 off 131 balls to give world champions Sri Lanka a 51-run victory over Pakistan in the Singer Akai Cup here on Monday - and earned them a place in Friday's final.

The classy 31-year-old, who fell three short of his first Sharjah hundred against Pakistan on Friday, smashed four sixes and 11 boundaries after coming in at 11 for two in the sixth over.

De Silva's eighth one-day hundred lifted Sri Lanka to an imposing 251 for seven.



coolwind said...

He is a legend. I don't think anyone could fill up his shoes in the current team, not even Chamara Silva.

mboi said...

thanks hilal. its always great to see aravinda batting. he is so stylish. these days most batsmen just bludgeon the ball with a heavy bat. but watching guys like aravinda, and these days sangakkara, its great to see how they manufacture their strokes.

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