Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 2nd Test: In the first innings of the Galle Test against Ireland, two Sri Lankan batsmen scored double centuries, Kusal Mendis scored 245 runs in 291 balls.
Kusal Mendis hits double century in Galle Test (PC-AFP)
New Delhi. On one hand, where there is a lot of IPL 2023 in India, on the other hand, Test series is being played in the neighboring country Sri Lanka. The second Test is going on in Galle between Sri Lanka and Ireland, in which two batsmen have done wonders. sri lankan batsman kusal mendis And Nishan Madushka hit a brilliant double century. Madushka played an innings of 205 runs and Kusal Mendis hit 245 runs in 291 balls.
Kusal Mendis carried forward his innings in the style of ODI cricket in Tests. The strike rate of this right-handed batsman was 84.19 and a total of 29 boundaries came out of his bat. Mendis hit 11 sixes and 18 fours.
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Mendis did not get a chance in IPL
Please tell that Kusal Mendis wanted to play in IPL 2023 and he gave his name in the auction. However, no team placed bets on Mendis. The base price of Mendis was Rs 50 lakh. By the way, now Mendis has proved his talent with a wonderful double century in Galle. Kusal Mendis also played a century in the first test. His bat yielded 140 runs in 193 balls.
Nishan Madushka created history
By the way, along with Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka’s young opener Nishan Madushka also created history. This 23-year-old batsman hit 205 runs in 339 balls. Madushka’s bat scored a century for the first time in Test cricket and he converted it into a double century. Madushka is only the second Sri Lankan batsman to do this feat. In the year 1987, Brandon Kuruppu did a similar feat.
Karunaratne-Mathews also hit centuries
Not only did Madushka and Kusal Mendis hit double centuries, Angelo Mathews-Dimuth Karunaratne also scored a brilliant century along with them. Captain Karunaratne played an inning of 115 runs. At the same time, Angelo Mathews had scored an unbeaten 100 runs till the news was written. Sri Lanka’s score had also crossed 700.
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