Highest Scores Of Aravinda De Silva in Test Matches – [Cricket Records]

Aravinda De Silva is the only player to make a hundred and take 3 or more wickets in a world cup final
Aravinda De Silva is the only player to make a hundred and take 3 or more wickets in a world cup final

Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva (born on October 17, 1965 in Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who made his debut in 1984 at Lord’s. He is regarded as one of the most elegant batsman in his time and is the only player to make a hundred and take 3 or more wickets in a world cup final. He scored his first century against New Zealand in 1991 with 123 runs. His highest test score is 267 against New Zealand in January 1991 at Wellington. He played his last test match against Bangladesh in 2002. By the end of his career, he had scored 6,361 test runs with 20 centuries against seven countries and 22 fifties. He has scored 200 on two occasions.

Aravinda De Silva scored his first century against New Zealand in 1991
Aravinda De Silva scored his first century against New Zealand in 1991

Here is a list of his top 10 highest scores:

  1. Aravinda De Silva slammed 267 runs with 40 fours at a strike rate of 70.26 against New Zealand at Wellington on January 31, 1991, batted for 509 minutes and faced 380 balls. He was caught in the innings.
  2. De Silva piled-up 206 runs from 234 balls in 318 minutes against Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS) on July 21, 2002. He hit 28 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 88.03 and was lbw in the innings.
  3. Aravinda smashed 168 runs including 14 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 43.86 against Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) on April 19, 1997 and batted for 508 minutes and faced 383 balls. He was caught in the innings.
  4. He whacked 167 runs in 361 balls at a strike rate of 46.26 including 17 fours and 1 six against Australia at Brisbane on December 8, 1989, batted for 491 minutes and was caught in the innings.
  5. Aravinda De Silva stood on the crease for 461 minutes and nailed 152 runs in 292 balls with 17 fours at a strike rate of 52.05 against England at The Oval on August 27, 1998 and was caught in the innings.
  6. De Silva scored 148 runs including 17 fours and 2 sixes in 297 balls at a strike rate of 49.83 against India at Colombo (PSS) on August 4, 1993. He batted for 388 minutes and was caught in the innings.
  7. He accumulated 146 runs with 20 fours at a strike rate of 64.6 against India at Colombo (SSC) on August 9, 1997 and stood on the crease for 363 minutes and faced 226 balls. He was caught in the innings.
  8. Aravinda played unbeaten innings of 143* runs including 16 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 46.12 against Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC) on January 14, 1998. He batted for 460 minutes and faced 310 balls.
  9. His unbeatable innings of 138* runs comprising 19 fours came from 208 balls at a strike rate of 66.34 against Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) on April 26, 1997 which took 273 minutes.
  10. De Silva piled-up 127 runs from 156 balls in 211 minutes against Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) on August 9, 1994. He hit 19 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 81.41 and was caught in the innings.

As per ESPN Cricinfo – Dated September 20, 2011

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