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Dilshan's '193 shirt' in Museum' Published: 07 June 2011

Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan has signed and donated the shirt the wore when he scored his Test best 193 against England at Lord's to the MCC Museum.

Dilshan's flowing, aggressive 193-run knock came in his just his second Test since being appointed full time as Sri Lanka captain.

With his team chasing England's impressive first innings total of 486 Dilshan led by example - his mammoth score coming from just 253 balls.

It included no fewer than 22 boundaries, two of which were towering sixes, one of which struck an unfortunate Member of MCC who, fortunately, was given the all clear by the paramedics.

It was made all the more impressive when it was revealed that, after taking the second of two heavy blows on his right thumb, the captain had played on with a broken digit, helping his side secure a draw at the Home of Cricket.

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Dilshan's shirt joins a host of the most fascinating cricketing items assembled anywhere, in the oldest sporting museum in the world at Lord's.

The chief attraction of course remains the iconic Ashes Urn which has been housed permanently at Lord's since 1927 and is viewed by thousands each year.

The Wisden Trophy - fought over by the West Indies and England - is another prime attraction.

Dilshan's shirt will be one of many items of kit originally owned by cricket legends, including Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman and Shane Warne, to feature in the Museum.

Visiting the Museum

The MCC Museum is open Monday to Friday throughout the year and on all match days at Lord's. Entry to the Museum is £7.50 for adults and £5 for concessions.

It also features on the Lord's Tour, which runs Monday to Sunday during the summer, except on Major Match days and preparation days.

The Lord's Tour also takes in the stunning J.P. Morgan Media Centre and the famous Victorian Pavilion - including the players' dressing rooms and the Long Room.

Tour tickets are £15 for adults, £9 for concessions and a family ticket (two adults and two children) costs just £40.

 


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