The only Sri Lankan batsman to score a Test century in South Africa


Hashan Tillakaratne's 104 not out on November 16, 2002, is the only Test century made by a Sri Lankan on South African soil to date. Tillakaratne is pictured here celebrating his Test century at the SuperSport Park, Centurion in South Africa on day two of the second Test. AFP PHOTO/ALEXANDER JOE.

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Only century? Damn... i didnt know this. Lots to do in future tours. Mahela and Sanga will have lots of responsibility on their shoulders. Samara must click though.

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well.., on the other hand did we have a test series there after 2002?

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This guy was one of my favourite batsmen. In the 90s our Test batting relied on him heavily. Hashan would always save the day for Sri Lanka by batting with the lower order and taking us to a score of some respectability when the top order collapsed; gritty, gutsy player.

Anonymous's picture

Sangakkara, made a 98 and got run out or ran out of partners that last time we were there I believe...

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Can't even remember the last time we played a test in SA so it's not a big deal! :S If our current batsmen got chances to go there even Randiv could get a century. lolz

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Kumar Sangakkara scored 98 in Centurion Park 2002 and was given out LBW by Rudy Koertzen as usual which was clearly not out (pitched outside the leg stump).

(Last edited by Radcliffe on September 28, 2010 - 03:40)

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