Tharanga, Fletcher fire Sylhet to thumping win

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Wow... unbeaten 69* from 48 balls @ 144 SR with 5 x4 & 2 x6 to win MoM & register a
thumping nine-wicket win over defending champions Dhaka Dynamites in the inaugural BPL match of the 2017-18 season.

Upul Tharanga is in blistering form.. ..

Hope all other SL shorter format batters who totally failed in middle-east 5-odi series, will at least click in India to support him with putting up some runs on the board to win matches... unlike seen through Pak ODI series.

If at least one SL ODI batter among top 7 managed to stay at the crease with 20 runs, the 2nd ODI where Tharanga scored unbeaten 112* runs & got stranded at the end without partners to wipe those 30 odd runs deficit, would have certainly turned in to a win.

T20 series Vs Pk would have won if the side had Tharanga & Dickwella.!

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In 5-ODI series Vs Pk, Upul Tharanga had scored 199 runs @ 48 Av but all other SL batting failures among top 7 in this series (Chandi 5- 41, Thisara 5-91, Dickwella 5-62, Siri 5- 24, Mendis 2-12, Sadeera 2-0, Kapu 1- 18) collectively managed just 248 runs from 25 innings @ 9.92 Av.! So ho can any side with such batters win matches?

Anony's picture

Tharanga, thirimanne and chandimal will never score runs against quality attacks, they can only score against club level bowlers in the leagues and that too on the flatest tracks by wasting a lot of balls without providing moment to the team... THARANGA, chandimal N THIRI CANT BAT AGAINST QUALITY SWING/SEAM BOWLERS AND CANT FACE GOOD SPINNERS IS A PROVEN FACT... ONLY GOOD TO PLAY CLUB CRICKET AND CAN NOT PLAY INTERNATIONAL QUALITY BOWLERS ... ALL THREE OF THESE PLAYERS ARE VERY GOOD AT FISHING OUTSIDE THEOFF STUMP... ALL THREESHOULD BE DROPPED FROM THE ODI SIDE IMMEDIATELY AND THIRI, THARANGA N JANGIMAL HAVE NEVER WON MATCHES CHASING AND THEIR RECORDS ARE THE WORST WHILE CHASING WITH THE LOWEST STRIKE RATES CLEARLY SUGGEST THAT THESE THREE CANT PLAY UNDER PRESSURE...

I M SURE THARANGA WORSHIPPER WILL COME UP WITH HIS BOGUS STATS AGAIN...SL IS THE MOST UNLUCKIEST TEAM IN THE WORLD TO PLAY CRICKET BECAUSE THARANGA , THIRIMANNE AND CHANDIMAL ARE THE WORST FIELDERS SL HAS... AND WHAT CAN WE EXPECT WITH HEAD COACH WHO MADE FIELDING FROM BAD TO WOSRT.

Wal Adi Warusavithana's picture

Wow what a fantastic fabulous whirlwind innings against a ferocious bowling attack comprising world's best bowlers from best T20 sides. Oops sorry wait a minute ..Who is Mohammed shahid, Saqlain never heard sajib, Abu what do you bowl Hider..yes it's world best T20 bowlers known to everyone. Wow even Chris Gayle or even AB de Villiars would envy an innings like that against a classy bowling attack. I think if they had a Southern T20 league and made upul captain Balapitiya Boneheads I am sure he will even break records after records against bowling attack comprising local fishermen making up the numbers.

Who are we kidding!! If there was just one decent bowler in any of the side we all know how many runs upul would have made. BTW does anyone know how many catches he dropped and how extra runs cost the team with his excellent fielding.

To all those who keep pushing for tharanga, play the ball my the Man. I will let this as a reference...
IF THE PRODUCT IS SO GOOD YOU DON'T NEED SALESMEN BECAUSE THE PRODUCT SELLS ITSELF.

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(Video) Upul Tharanga 112* v Pakistan, Abu Dhabi, 2017 - Highlights: http://island-cricket.com/videos/sri-lan...

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Good to see SL shorter format skipper Upul Tharanga bringing up two successive wins for Sylhet in BPL, with 2 successive half centuries (51 runs - 2x6 -5x4 - 126 SR & 69*runs 2x6 - 5x4 - 144 SR) in T20 & winning 2 successive MoM awards in the first 2 matches of the current BPL tournament. Hope he will be supported well by other SL batters in the series played in India , unlike it happened in middle east Vs Pk, where Upul was sadly deserted without any significant contribution coming from any of the top 7 guys batted with him in those 5 Odis. (Tharanga Vs Pk 199 runs @ 48 Av -1x100* + & 50+ )

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@ Anony=Wal Adi Booruwa:

BOLD LETTERS would not make Donkey statements legitimate as the Donkey thinks :)))

Upul Tharanga's 15 Tons vs Every Test Playing Nation in Every Country except in Australia , where he won the first ever series for SL in Aus with unbeaten 86* , winning the match (& MoM award) before completing his certain ton in Sydney : ONLY 3 SL players had achieved this in history and they all had played nearly double the amount of matches compared to Upul to acheive it.

3 x Vs Eng
1 x Vs Aus
1x Vs NZ
1 x Vs SA
2 x Vs India
1 x Vs Pk
1 x Vs WI
3 x Vs BD
2 x Vs Zmb

Upul Tharanga is the most productive SL Odi batter during past 12 months with scoring almost 1000 runs for SL @ 47 Av and 84 SR - from Nov 2016 - Nov 2017

1) WU Tharanga - 25 ing/ 944 runs @ 47 AV / 84 SR- 2 x 100+ / 6 x 50+

2) AD Mathews - 15 ing/ 519 runs @ 40.87 / 76 SR- 4 x 50+

3) Thirimanne - 8 ing / 339 runs @ 42 AV / 67 SR - 4 x 50+

4) Gunathilaka - 15 ing / 555 runs @ 37 Av / 84 SR - 1 x 100+ / 4 x 50

5) N Dickwella - 27 ing/ 949 runs @ 35 Av / 93 SR- 2 x 100+,/ 5 x 50+

Upul had scored 2 Away Tons vs SA & Pk and compare his overall Strike rate 84 maintained with 47 Average, with guys like Mathews 76 SR & Thriimanne 67 SR & Chandimal 19 ings - 491 runs @ 27 Av and crawling Strike Rate64 similar to Thirimanne.

Only Donkeys try to dispute these absolute facts with their usual gutter talk sans any value.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

(Last edited by Andrew Silva on November 5, 2017 - 12:55)
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Thanks to master blaster UPUL BRADMAN THARANGA for scoring a great 2 RUNS OF 19 BALLS IN a WORLDCUP FINAL IN 2011... after that great innings ANDREW UPUL SILVA started worshipping tharanga for his great innings against world class bowlers of WEST INDIES, ZIMBABWEN and BANGLADESH ...

UPUL BRADMAN THARANGA PLEASE PUBLISH HIS AVERAGES WHEN CHASING? ALSO CHECK HIS RECORDS AGAINST STRONG TEAMS LIKE AUS,PAK,ENG,IND BEFORE SELLING THE EXPIRED PRODUCT THARANGA... HIS avg is only in 30s because most of his runs are on flatest tracks against very weak opposition and THAT TOO WHILE BATTING FIRST...

WHATS HIS RECORD CHASING??? CANT PUBLISH HERE BECAUSE ITS A SHAME .. LOL.. LOL...

AND BY THE WAY WHATS HIS TEST AVG IF HE IS SUCH BRADMAN LIKE PLAYER??? MARKETING AN EXPIRED PRODUCT IS USELESS AND WASTE OF TIME. IN THE ABOVE STATS THIS UPUL FAN HAS FORGET TO PUBLISH ASELA GUNARATNE AVG AND DHANUSKA GUNATHILAKES AVG. SHAMEEE

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its better field with ten players than having UPUL JONTY THARANGA field for the team, because he drops catches AND MISFIELDS EVERY SINGLE BALL, even if the ball is the size Of football STILL HE WILL DROP...UPUL , CHANDIMAL AND THIRIMANNE SHOULD NOT BE PART OF 2019 SL WC SQUAD.

Wal Adi Warusavithana's picture

Mr consistent Upul Don Apuhahamy Breadman Tharangas last 10 one day innings as follows: 22,6,13,9,48,18,112,61,0 & 8. Yep its Bradmanesque kind of scores which should be engraved and gold plated and with ostentatious diamonds placed around to be displayed in SLC head quarters to show our future generations that you should never be allowed play for your country with that kind of scores.

Yep he is Mr consistent alright. When mediocrity is an acceptable norm scores like this from a senior most batsman is pinnacle of the plight we are in.

Bloating about coming first in a marathon where most of the participants are handicapped doesn't mean you're a champion or make you an Usain Bolt.

Accepting the facts and understanding the truth will be hard if you lack 20/20 vision.

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