S.A.R. Silva

102*

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Amal de Silva reached the Lord’s Honours Boards when he hit 102 not out during Sri Lanka’s drawn Test match versus England in 1984.

In Sri Lanka’s first-ever Test at the Home of Cricket, de Silva watched team-mates Sidath Wettimuny and Duleep Mendis score hundreds previously in the first innings and had to be patient before returning to the crease in the second.

Sri Lanka scored 491/7d in their first innings and after England resiliently put up a tally of 370 in reply, de Silva majestically hit his 102 off 255 balls with 12 fours scored to avoid any potential chance of defeat.

The result concluded in a draw with de Silva carrying his bat as a historic Test match came to an end at Lord’s.