S.A.R. Silva


S.A.R. Silva 102* v EnglandBack to boards

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.