Sri Lanka’s Prabhat Jayasuriya shines on Test debut, joins bowlers’ elite list after heros against Australia

Sri Lankan spinner Prabhat Jayasuriya had a memorable Test debut against Australia. He took 12 wickets in the second Test and helped his team to a record-breaking victory by an innings and 39 runs. With magical figures of 12/177, the 30-year-old spinner now has the fourth-best figures on Test debut.

India’s Narendra Hirwani tops the list with 16/136 against West Indies in 1988, followed by Bob Massey of Australia (16/137 against England in 1972) and Fred Martin of England (12/102 against Australia in 1890). ) Huh.

Sri Lanka’s incredible win was lauded by former cricketers and experts on social media. Former captain Kumar Sangakkara congratulated the Sri Lankan cricket team for their spectacular victory against Australia.

“Amazing performance by Sri Lanka cricket team. Sangakkara wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations to Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Prabhat Jayasuriya and the entire team for a wonderful win.

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin congratulated Jayasuriya for his match-winning bowling performance. Ashwin wrote, “Akash Suryakumar Yadav last night and Dinesh Chandimal today, different formats, different styles but equally exciting to watch.”

All-rounder Angelo Mathews tweeted for the scintillating win for the Sri Lankan cricketers.

“We could not win the series but are very proud to be part of this wonderful group of people. One of the best innings that Dinesh Chandimal has seen and what a start by Prabhat Jayasuriya. Great team effort! Thanks to the Australia cricket team for making this tour possible,” Mathews posted on Twitter.

Coming back to the Sri Lanka Test, Jayasuriya took six wickets in the first innings as the Aussies posted a total of 364 runs. Jayasuriya repeated his stellar form in the second innings as well as the Pat Cummins-led side was also piled up. Total 151. The left-arm orthodox took six more wickets for just 59 runs.

Jayasuriya may be new to international cricket but he is certainly not new to the domestic circuit. In first-class cricket, he has played 63 matches so far and has taken 246 wickets at an economy rate of 3.39. In List A, he has appeared in 61 matches and has 97 wickets in his kitty.

Veteran batsman Dinesh Chandimal scored Sri Lanka’s first century in Test cricket against Australia by scoring a record-breaking double century. Chandimal hit 16 fours and five overs to make an unbeaten 206.

Apart from Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s innings and second Test win by 39 runs were also record breaking. Sri Lanka’s victory at the Galle International Stadium was their first innings victory in Test cricket against Australia. Australia had lost a Test by an innings for the first time since losing to South Africa in Hobart in November 2016.

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