50 off 9 scoring shots

All-rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne has played 11 matches for Sri Lanka after making his debut in mid 2000. Picked primarily for his medium-fast bowling ability, he never really got going at the international level. He is back in the news now after smashing a half-century in just 12 balls in a domestic one-day game for the Ragama Cricket Club against the Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club. He hit 7 sixers and 2 fours to reach his 50 - the onslaught included a 34 run over off Ajith Ekanayake, in which the scoring pattern read 6,6,6,6,6,4. Irrespective of the quality of the bowling attack and the quality of batting conditions, that is some REAL hitting. This one innings is probably not enough to earn Weeraratne a recall into the national side, but is really a very good start.

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