Dilshan & Upul Tharanga's record-making 231* stand vs ENG taking SL to 2011 WC semis

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With this unique display of batting to make 231* unbroken stand for the 1st wicket in a quarter final & a few more WC records established in that tournament, Dilshan & Upul Tharanga created a valuable overall record by becoming the ever-best opening pair seen in four decades long World Cup history.

Dilshan & Upul Tharanga's record-making 231* stand vs ENG took SL to 2011 WC semis with a 10 wicket win registered in this Quarter-final.

The following are the records created by most successful opening pair in WC history:

1) 2011 - WC QF Double-Hundred stand of SL Openers 231* stand vs ENG is a WC record.

WU Tharanga - Not Out -102* runs - SR 83.60 - 12 x 4 - 1 x 6

TM Dilshan - Not Out - 108* runs - SR 93.91 - 10 x 4 - 2 x 6

2) This pair recorded TWO double-hundred stands for the 1st wicket in 2011 WC and it is another WC record.

3) This pair added 800 runs for the 1st wicket @ an astonishing Average of 100 is another WC record. Dilshan was ranked No1 & Upul Tharanga was ranked No 5 in overall batting ranks in 2011 WC.

# 1 TM Dilshan (SL) - 9 in - 500 r - 144 HS - 62.50 Av - 90.74 SR -2 x100 - 2 x 50

# 5 WU Tharanga (SL)- 9 in - 395 r - 133 HS- 56.42 Av - 83.68 SR - 2 x 100 -1x50

This successful opening pair had put up more than FIFTY x 50+ 1st wicket partnerships for SL (7 x 50+ partnerships in 2011 WC alone),

Why on earth did they disrupt this combination by axing Upul Tharanga in mid 2013 is beyond logic.! Since then SL opening spot was completely disrupted & destabilized to date, creating a huge problem for SL at the top.

(Last edited by MDKJulius Caesar on April 16, 2016 - 08:24)
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@ MDKJulius Caesar: I appreciate your effort to promote Upul Tharanga. But the way you do it makes everyone hate him. People here feel like you could be someone paid by Tharanga to do these kind of propaganda or you could be his personal manager.. Your long comments with unnecessary statistics don't make many people read those..So please do a better job by not insulting other players.

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@ Madura; Thanks for the input. No offense committed or intended by any means to any other player by posting unique records achieved by our country. The highlights given were all facts found in cricket archives, that most people were not aware of. This is not about any individual player, but about collective achievements, that some people may not like to see. But there are people who would like to see those glory days of SL cricket, since hardly anything for us, the fans to be happy at present. If it irritates some or see it as a promotional effort, I can't help it. This is not the first time that we have seen repeated highlights of individual players at IC. Thanks for the comment anyway :)

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@Madura:

how could you say this fabulous video and interesting stats brought plenty of glory to SL is an insult to others? i don't get it. could you pl explain how some player's achievements become an insult to another player ? If it is automatically contrasts a massive difference in performance with someone who did bad, it is not a problem with the poster or the achiever, isn't it? how you feel depends on how you look at it.

anyhow, tharanga is labelled as a dumped player and never be considered in any format to play for SL, no matter what. so no need to worry about him getting a place at all in this life time, even the forgotten facts resurfaced.

one thing i'll have to tell you, certainly this video is more interesting than your most recent chains of multiple videos appeared pushing down much more interesting videos and news items out of new content list in IC:
Best Commentary of Shoaib Akhtar in Last Over of World T20 Final (Video)
Sharukh Khan Doing Commentary With Shoaib Akhtar For the First Time (Video)

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@MDKJulius Caesar: I'm not talking about this particular video. Your post history tells it all. How you make long comments with senseless stats about Upul Tharanga is very annoying. Cricinfo provides all information about stats so if needed you can just add those links to your comments without posting all of them here. Also Cricket is not all about stats. Tharanga debuted in 2005 so those stats include runs he scored since 2005. But now Tharanga's obvious weakness outside the off is exposed and every bowler knows how to get Tharanga's wicket easily so those stats won't make sense anymore. Anyway if Tharanga plays exceptionally well in domestic cricket still he will get a chance.

Moreover,your user name 'MDKJulius Caesar' OR 'MD Kusal Janith Julius Caesar' clearly shows your hating feelings towards a particular player. Instead you should have used 'Upul Tharanga Julius Caesar' or 'Sri Lankan Bradman Upul Tharanga' as your user name.

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@Madura : If it irritates you that much why do you read them? simply don't read them. But you have no right to ask other posters to stop posting their independent views, because it hurts your ideology.

BTW, who are you to tell me what user name i should use? MDK are initials of my actual name, and the hilarious way you have connected it to someone and concluding about my feelings itself shows the inner mentality that motivates you to accuse me of something out of the blue. It had just proved the exact reason behind the paranoid criticism and your recent poll about how deserving a player's selection in the squad to Eng. If that poll went bad with unexpected results close to 70% supporting that player, no one can help it mate :)

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I think now it's time for IC admins to intervene. .this guy is gone crazy..repetitive posts should be ban..have seen the same paragraph everywhere. .its a pain now

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Look who is talking now.! Same Bandwagon is trying to suppress the truth they don't like. IC is a place open to everyone and it is meant to express their views independently. When unable to counter the facts the only alternative left for them is asking to ban the poster. if IC admins find if I have violated the freedom of writing, simply because I have gone against the tide, let them ban me :)) I will gladly accept that. But until then, none can stop me with this kind of threats.

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@ MDKJulius Caesar: I have never read at least a single long comment made by you (at least your 1st comment here) but have noticed how others have criticized your comments everywhere. So when I notice a long comment (like a news paper) by you with some numbers in the middle I know what it's about though I don't read a single word of it. All your posts are either to promote Upul Tharanga or against Kusal Janith('MDKJ' Perera). That implies your inner mentality and also implies if your user name( 'MDKJ' ulius Caesar) connected to someone or not. Though I'm not a big fan of Upul Tharanga I'm not at all against him. That's why I added all reasonable options to my poll. As a top contributor of this site I have all my rights to come up with my opinion about something annoys everyone here. Who are you to question it?

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@Madura: Read the thread and see who was questioning about other person's opinion (post #4). Did I questioned about your 2cents (read post #3 #5)?? Simply No, because I don't care about your opinion and EVEN I THANKED for your input (post #3).

But, when you started going overboard & started dictating terms to me (post #4), all I asked was, who are you to tell me what user name i should use, and what I shouldn't write or post and you even went to the extent of picking my username to criticize, violating all my individual rights..! Are you expecting me to swallow it all silently ? In civilized world, No contributor has any right to violate the individual rights of another contributor or a person like that..!!

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