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A Hundred & 5 Wickets In An Innings — Twice In 9 Days & Roston Chase In His 2nd Test Match.

by Anura Guruge


Both from ‘cricinfo.com‘.

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At least a couple of things of note here.

1/ Two instances in consecutive Test matches in a series … 9 days apart. 

2/ It was BUT Roston Chase’s 2nd Test match. That was SPECIAL.

Ashwin has done it twice BUT it appears that that is not that special! Dear Botham did it 5 times — twice in 1978. Very select list. Sobers, Mushtaq, Tony Greig, Imran, Wasim, Kallis …

I watched ALL of the Roston Chase century. It was special. I was impressed.

Well done Roston. That Vivian Richards was on his feet applauding him was wonderful to see. What a GREAT game


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India vs. Sri Lanka 1st T20I, at Pune, Feb. 12, 2016 — Atypically Dramatic; Unexpected Win For SL.

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This as T20Is go was quite the barn burner in that it had mega-drama. 22-year old debutant, with the very impressive name of Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha, gets a wicket with his 2nd ball and then his 4th — Sharma and Rahane (both poor shots). You wouldn’t dare write such stuff it you were writing a novel. India, reigning T20I champions, 7 for 58 in the 11th over. WOW. It was dramatic stuff. Ashwin, always an impressive figure, played one heck of an innings. Some atrocious fielding by Sri Lanka and, of course, poor batting by India.

Then it looked like Sri Lanka might CHOKE though I had hopes given that they do have the likes of Chandimal, who I do rate as a talented cricketer. In the end they pulled it off comfortably. Had to have been quite the shock for India — especially since this was a new, inexperienced SL squad. The 2nd T20I most likely will see a more resolute Indian side.

Lots of cricket. Can’t wait to see the South Africa vs England 4th ODI — in Pink — on Friday.


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by Anura Guruge