Tillakaratne Dilshan

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Tillakaratne Dilshan
තිලකරත්න දිල්ෂාන්
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait.jpg
Personal information
Full name Tillkarathne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Born (1976-10-14) 14 October 1976 (age 38)
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Nickname Dilee, Mr. Pallekele
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role All rounder
Relations Spouse - Manjula Thilini
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 80) 18 November 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 16 March 2013 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 102) 11 December 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 18 March 2015 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 23
T20I debut 15 June 2006 v England
Last T20I 20 May 2014 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996–1998 Kalutara Town Club
1997–1998 Singha Sports Club
1998–2000 Sebastianites C&AC
2000 Bloomfield C&AC
2007–present Basnahira South
2008–2010 Delhi Daredevils
2010 Northern Districts
2011–2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2012 Basnahira Cricket Dundee
2013 Dhaka Gladiators
2014 Sydney Thunder
2013–present Tamil Union C&AC
2015–present Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 87 314 230 427
Runs scored 5,492 9,796 13,910 13,769
Batting average 40.98 39.65 39.07 40.37
100s/50s 16/23 22/43 38/59 30/67
Top score 193 161* 200* 188
Balls bowled 3,385 5,555 6,399 7,474
Wickets 39 102 89 147
Bowling average 43.87 43.83 35.71 40.37
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/10 4/4 5/49 4/4
Catches/stumpings 88/– 113/1 355/23 193/8
Source: ESPNricinfo, 18 March 2015

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan (Sinhala: තිලකරත්න මුදියන්සේලාගේ දිල්ෂාන්; born October 14, 1976 in Kalutara,he studied at the Kalutara Vidyalaya, He is a Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team.[1] Dilshan made his Test and ODI debut during the Sri Lankan cricket team's tour to Zimbabwe in 1999.[2] He is regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of the modern game for his different stroke play, mostly in the T20 arena. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman who invented the scoop, which has come to be known as a dilscoop, that hits the ball behind the keeper. An all-rounder, he is also a capable off-break bowler.

Dilshan won the award of Twenty20 International Performance of the Year at the 2009 ICC Awards for his 96 off 57 balls against West Indies in the semi-final of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England. He also won man of the series trophy for his individual batting performances in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. He was also a key member of the team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the finals of 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

He is also regarded as a highly capable fielder. He usually fields at the point region.

Personal life[edit]

Dilshan was born in Kalutara to a family of a Malay father and a Sinhalese mother. He had his education at Kalutara Vidyalaya, Kalutara, where he started his cricket career as a teenager. Dilshan converted from Islam to Buddhism[3] at the early age of 16, and was known as Tuwan Mohammad Dilshan before his conversion. However, his childhood coach Ranjan Paranavitana said even though Dilshan carried a Muslim name, he and his brothers and sisters followed their mother's religion from their childhood[4] and once his parents separated he officially changed his religion and name.[5]

He is now married to Sri Lankan teledrama actress Manjula Thilini. Their marriage was celebrated in India during the 2008 IPL series. Dilshan has two daughters from his second marriage and a son from his first marriage. Dilshan's brother, Tillakaratne Sampath, is a first-class cricketer in Sri Lanka.[6]

Early career[edit]

Dilshan played his test debut against Zimbabwe on 18 Nov 1999 at Bulawayo. He scored 9 runs on debut and was out lbw to a delivery off Henry Olonga.[7] However, Dlishan managed to score his maiden test century at the Harare Sports Club in the second test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. He scored an unbeaten 163* runs in the first innings and was awarded the player of the match award for his role in the Sri Lankan victory.[8] Dilshan retired from test cricket in 2013 with his last match being played against Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium.[9] Dilshan played 87 test matches amassing 5,492 runs along with 16 centuries and 39 wickets. Dilshan achieved his highest test score in England, where he scored 193 runs in the second test at the Lord's cricket ground, against England.[10]

Dilshan's One-Day International debut also came during Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe in 1999, where he scored 31 runs against Zimbabwe.[11] His maiden ODI century came against Netherlands on the 4 July 2006 where he smashed an unbeaten 117* runs along with Sanath Jayasuriya's 157 to help Sri Lanka post the highest ever ODI score of 443 runs.[12]

Late career[edit]

Dilshan played almost all his international matches as a middle-order all-round batsman during his early years. However by 2007, he was selected to open the batting with Sanath Jayasuriya in ODI game against India where he started to showcase himself as a attacking and threatening opening batsman.[13] Since 2007, his stroke play has included a host of aggressive strokes which has allowed him to dominate the ODIs arena on many occasions. Currently he is slotted as a permanent opening batsman for Sri Lanka as well as operating as a handy right-arm off-break bowler in ODI matches.

Dilshan is credited for the creation of the Dilscoop, which he stumbled upon and then perfected, during the Indian Premier League 2009 tournament.[14] His innovative stroke play is acknowledged by many commentators and pundits thereby earning the recognition of being known as one of the most aggressive batsmen of all time. Apart from his Dilscoop, Dilshan is a prolific player of width possessing the ability to hit nearly any delivery pitched outside the off-stump for runs, and has perfected a lethal cover drive against pace bowlers.

Dilshan was the top run scorer in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He scored 500 runs from nine One Day international innings with a best score of 144 runs against Zimbabwe. He scored two centuries, two half centuries, 61 boundaries and four sixes during the tournament which ended at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India in April 2011.

Immediately after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, with Kumar Sangakkara stepping down as captain, Dilshan was appointed captain of Sri Lanka in all formats of the game.

Tillakaratne Dilshan batting at Lord's 2011

However, his appointment as captain was questioned by cricket fans and pundits alike. Many wondered if he was the right man to lead Sri Lanka. While, Dilshan did score 193 runs against England at Lord's, and broke the record for the highest individual score made by a Sri Lankan[15] at the venue, plus leading Sri Lanka to their maiden test win in South Africa.[16][17] Losses to England, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa put strain on his captaincy[18] which he relinquished in Jan 2012.[19]

Dilshan became the 5th player in international cricket to score centuries in all forms of the game. During the Australian tour of Sri Lanka in 2011, Dilshan scored an unbeaten century of 104* from just 54 balls in the first Twenty20 match of the series,[20] becoming the 5th player to achieve the milestone after West Indian Chris Gayle, New Zealander Brendon McCullum, Indian Suresh Raina and fellow Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardena and it is also the highest individual twenty20 international score by a Sri Lankan in the history. He scored the century from just 57 balls with 12 fours and 5 sixes. He achieved his century with a dilscoop hitting behind the wicket-keeper.

In December 2011, Sri Lanka registered their first ever Test wins in South Africa. This also became their first Test win under Dilshan's captaincy. However, after losing the Test series 2–1 and the subsequent ODI series 3–2, Dilshan resigned and was replaced by Mahela Jayawardene. In 2012, he was ranked the second-highest ODI run scorer, with 1119 runs, behind his team-mate Kumar Sangakkara.

On 16 December 2014, on his 300 One-Day International, he scored his 18th One-Day International century and also passed the 9000 runs in ODIs. He became the 5th Sri Lankan cricker and 15th overall to achieve this landmark. He also took 3 crucial wickets in the match against England and aided Sri Lanka's title claim as the winners of the tournament. He won both man of the match award and man of the series award.[21]

TM Dilshan on his way to his 18th ODI century

On 23 January 2015, Dilshan scored his 20th One-Day International century against New Zealand, becoming the 10th batsmen to score 20 ODI centuries.[22]

On 26 February 2015, he scored an unbeaten 161* runs during the group stage match of 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh. This was his highest individual score in ODIs and was the highest score by a Sri Lankan in Cricket World Cup history, a title previously held by Aravinda de Silva and his 145 runs against Zimbabwe in 2003. This is also the highest individual score without a six in the ODI history. With this score of 161, Dilshan brings his tally of 150+ scores in ODIs to 3 and comes second to Sanath Jayasuriya in achieving the most 150+ ODI scores. Where Sanath has recorded 4 150+ scored in One-Day Internationals. Also, during his innings of 161*, he shared a 206* run second wicket partnership with Kumar Sangakkara.[23] This was the highest second wicket partnership for Sri Lanka in ODIs, but was surpassed in the following match between Sri Lanka and England by a 212* run stand between Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne.[24]

On 1 March 2015, during the world cup group match against England, Dilshan took his 100th ODI wicket by dismissing Gary Balance off his own bowling, thus becoming the 3rd Sri Lankan to score 3000 runs and taking 100 wickets after Jayasuriya and Aravinda.[25]

In the same World Cup, during a group match against Australia, Dilshan smashed 24 runs off aMitchell Johnson over, scoring six consecutive 4s, a first in World Cup history.[26]

After the loss to South Africa on 18 March 2015, in the quarter finals of World Cup, Sangakkara and Mahela retired from the ODI cricket. When asked the same question from Dilshan concerning his retirement, Dilshan stated that until Sri Lanka found a good opening bastman he will continue to feature in the shorter forms of the game about 2 years or so. Dilshan got out without scoring in the quarter finals and Sri Lanka exited a World Cup the first time without at least making the semi finals since 2003.

Retirement[edit]

Dilshan announced his retirement from Test cricket on 9 October 2013.[27]

International Records & Achievements[edit]

Bold ones are World Records.

Tests
  • He has the highest runs scored in Lord's Cricket Ground by a Sri Lankan, where he scored 192 runs in 2013.[28]
  • Highest partnership for the fifth wicket – 280 by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera against Bangladesh in 2005.
One-Day Internationals
  • He is the second Sri Lankan to have 3 ODI centuries above 150, after Sanath Jayasuriya, where he has 4 scores above 150 in ODIs.[29]
  • Highest individual score without a six in the innings - Dilshan scored 161* with only 22 fours against Bangladesh.
  • Most Runs by a sub continent opener in a Bilateral ODI series away from home - Dilshan has scored 397 runs with 2 centuries and 1 half-century during Sri Lanka tour in New Zealand 2015.
  • Dilshan also holds the record for most runs by a sub continent batsman in an ODI Tri series away from home Dilshan achieved this feat during CB Series in Australia 2011/12, where he scored 513 runs.
Twenty20 Internationals
  • Highest individual score in T20I by a Sri Lankan – Dilshan scored 104* against Australia in 2013.[30]
  • He has the most number of catches in T20Is by a Sri Lankan – 25 in 62 matches.[31]
  • Highest partnership for the first wicket – 124 by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya against West indies in 2009.
  • Highest partnership for the fourth wicket – 104* by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jeevan Mendis against Australia in 2011.
  • Highest partnership for the sixth wicket – 51* by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jehan Mubarak against Bangladesh in 2007.
World Cups
  • Highest individual score by a Sri Lankan - 161* by Dilshan against Bangladesh in 2015.[32]
  • Highest partnership (runs) – 282 for the first wicket by Upul Tharanga (133) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (144) against Zimbabwe in 2011.[33]
  • Highest opening partnership – 282 by Upul Tharanga(133) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (144) against Zimbabwe in 2011.
  • First 200 run opening stand – 282 by Upul Tharanga(133) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (144) against Zimbabwe in 2011.[34]
Others
  • He is the second Sri Lankan and fifth overall to achieved hundreds in all forms of the game.[35]
  • Highest run scorer in 2009 ICC World Twenty20 held at England, who scored 317 runs in 7 matches with 3 half-centuries.[36]
  • Highest run scorer in 2011 Cricket World Cup, scored 500 runs in 9 matches with 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries.[37]
  • Most ducks in T20 Internationals - 8 ducks in 62 matches.

Politics[edit]

Dilshan publicly displayed his support to Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2015 Presidential Election which has received severe criticism from some of his fans. He did so by welcoming Mahinda Rajapakse to Maharagama for an election rally.[38]

Player statistics[edit]

Test performance against each opponent[edit]

As of 16 March 2013: Until his retirement.

Opponent Matches Innings Not out Runs High Score 100 50 Average
 Australia 11 21 1 618 147 2 1 30.90
 Bangladesh 11 15 1 1,008 168 4 4 72.00
 England 13 21 0 889 193 2 6 42.33
 India 12 20 3 819 125* 3 4 48.18
 New Zealand 5 9 1 406 123* 1 2 50.75
 Pakistan 14 25 1 873 145 3 3 36.38
 South Africa 9 17 2 321 78 0 1 21.40
 West Indies 7 12 1 339 62 0 2 30.82
 Zimbabwe 5 5 1 219 163* 1 0 54.75
TOTAL 87 145 11 5492 193 16 23 40.99

ODI performance against each opponent[edit]

As of 11 March 2015.[39]

Opponent Matches Innings Not out Runs High Score 100 50 Average
 Australia 41 41 4 995 106 1 5 26.89
 Bangladesh 24 21 5 859 161* 4 2 53.69
 England 34 31 3 966 108* 2 5 34.50
 India 70 64 5 2255 160* 4 11 38.22
 New Zealand 34 31 4 1196 116 3 5 44.30
 Pakistan 41 38 8 1192 137* 2 4 39.73
 South Africa 28 26 3 1036 115* 2 5 47.09
 West Indies 13 10 2 180 64 0 1 22.50
 Zimbabwe 18 16 6 678 144 2 3 67.80
 Bermuda 1 1 0 12 12 0 0 12.00
 Canada 1 1 0 50 50 0 1 50.00
 Ireland 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Kenya 1 1 0 44 44 0 0 44.00
 Netherlands 2 2 1 183 117* 1 1 183.00
 Scotland 2 2 0 110 104 1 0 55.00
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 30 24 0 0 15.00
 Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 0 .00
TOTAL 314 288 41 9796 161* 22 43 39.82

Centuries[edit]

Dilshan has 16 Test centuries, 22 One-Day International centuries, and 1 Twenty20 International century. He is the second Sri Lankan and fifth overall to achieve international centuries in all forms of the game.

Half-centuries[edit]

Dilshan has scored 23 Test, 42 ODI and 9 T20I half-centuries.

One Day International half-centuries[edit]

ODI half-centuries of Tillakaratne Dilshan
Runs Ball Against City/country Venue Year
[1] 53 73  Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 1999
[2] 50 63  Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2002
[3] 52 68  India Pune, India Nehru Stadium 2005
[4] 81* 67  India Ahmedabad, India Sardar Patel Stadium 2005
[5] 59 63  India Rajkot, India Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground 2005
[6] 82* 108  South Africa Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2006
[7] 66 59  Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands VRA Ground 2006
[8] 56 65  India Rajkot, India Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground 2007
[9] 58 76  South Africa Providence, Guyana, Guyana Providence Stadium 2007
[10] 70 84  England Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2007
[11] 62* 59  India Canberra, Australia Bellerive Oval 2008
[12] 62 70  Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket ground 2008
[13] 64 54  West Indies Gros Islet, St Lucia Beausejour Cricket Ground 2008
[14] 56 74  India Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 2008
[15] 76 88  Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 2009
[16] 97 117  India Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2009
[17] 61 84  India Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2010
[18] 60* 45  Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2010
[19] 78 66  Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2010
[20] 71 51  Bangladesh Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2010
[21] 50 59  Canada Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 2011
[22] 73 93  New Zealand Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2011
[23] 55 59  Australia Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 2011
[24] 64 78  Pakistan Dubai, UAE Dubai International Cricket Stadium 2011
[25] 87 87  South Africa Kimberley, South Africa De Beers Diamond Oval 2012
[26] 51 72  India Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2012
[27] 50 49  India Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 2012
[28] 51 70  Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2013
[29] 51 88  Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2013
[30] 99 110  South Africa Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2013
[31] 81 114  New Zealand Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 2013
[32] 55* 72  New Zealand Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 2013
[33] 53 50  New Zealand Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2013
[34] 59 62  Pakistan Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Stadium 2013
[35] 88 101  England Chester-le-Street, England Riverside Ground 2014
[36] 71 109  England London, England Lord's 2014
[37] 86 90  South Africa Kandy, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2014
[38] 50* 55  Pakistan Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2014
[39] 53 80  India Hyderabad, India Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium 2014
[40] 88 98  England Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2014
[41] 68 105  England Kandy, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2014
[42] 81 98  New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Westpac Stadium 2015
[43] 62 60  Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2015

T20I Cricket Half-Centuries[edit]

T20I half-centuries of Tillakaratne Dilshan
Runs Match Against City/country Venue Year
[1] 61 12  India Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2009
[2] 53 13  Australia Nottingham, England Trent Bridge 2009
[3] 74 14  West Indies Nottingham, England Trent Bridge 2009
[4] 96* 18  West Indies London, England Kennington Oval 2009
[5] 57 20  New Zealand Colombo, Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium 2009
[6] 76 41  New Zealand Pallekele, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2012
[7] 74* 50  South Africa Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 2013
[8] 59* 51  New Zealand Pallekele, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2013
[9] 55 58  England Chittagong, Bangladesh Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2014

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Sinhawalokanaya - සිංහාවලෝකනය Himself

Awards[edit]

  • ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2009

Test Cricket – Man of the Series awards[edit]

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches.
# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test Series 2005 254 (2 Matches); 1 Ct.  Sri Lanka Won the series 2–0[40]
2 Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series 2008/09 366 (2 matches); 4 wickets. 3 Ct. 1 run out.  Sri Lanka Won the series 2–0[41]

Test Cricket – Man of the match awards[edit]

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches.
# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2nd Test – Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe Test Series 1999/00 1st Innings – 163* ; 1 Ct.  Sri Lanka Won by 6 wickets[42]
2 2nd Test - Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series 2008/09 1st Innings – 162 ; 2nd Innings 143 ; 1 ct. Bowling 4/10.  Sri Lanka Won by 465 runs[43]
3 1st Test – New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series 2009 1st Innings – 92 ; 2nd Innings 123*.  Sri Lanka Won by 202 runs[44]
4 2nd Test – Sri Lanka in England Test Series 2011 1st Innings – 193 ; 1 Ct. Drawn[45]

One-Day International Cricket – Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Bank Alfalah Series (Pak, SL) in UAE 2008/09 (3 Matches) 255 runs. Won by Sri Lanka
2 Commonwealth Bank Series (Ind, SL, Aus) in Australia 2011/12 (11 Matches) 513 runs, 2 wickets. Won by Australia
3 Dialog Cup (Ban, SL) in Sri Lanka 2012/13 (3 Matches) 248 runs. Drawn
4 Dialog Cup (NZL, SL) in Sri Lanka 2013/14 (3 Matches) 189 runs. Drawn
5 Hero Cup (ENG, SL) in Sri Lanka 2014 (7 Matches) 357 runs, 12 wickets. Won by Sri Lanka

One Day Internationals - Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera 6 November 2005 3–0–19–0; 81* (88 balls: 8x4, 0x6)  Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets.[46]
2 India Manuka Oval, Canberra 12 February 2008 DNB; 62* (59 balls: 6x4, 1x6)  Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.[47]
3 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 21 January 2009 DNB; 76 (88 balls: 11x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 129 runs.[48]
4 Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 24 January 2009 DNB; 137 (139 balls: 10x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 234 runs.[49]
5 South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion 22 September 2009 DNB; 106 (92 balls: 16x4, 1x6);  Sri Lanka won by 55 runs.[50]
6 India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 18 December 2009 3–0–16–0; 123 (113 balls: 12x4, 2x6);  Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets.[51]
7 Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka 4 January 2010 3–0–16–1; 104 (122 balls: 12x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.[52]
8 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 9 June 2010 2–0–14–0; 108* (102 balls: 14x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.[53]
9 Bangladesh Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla 18 June 2010 3–0–37–3; 71 (51 balls: 11x4, 1x6);  Sri Lanka won by 126 runs.[54]
10 India Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla 28 August 2010 DNB; 110 (115 balls: 12x4, 1x6); 1 ct  Sri Lanka won by 74 runs.[55]
11 Zimbabwe Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 10 March 2011 3–1–4–4; 144 (131 balls: 16x4, 1x6);  Sri Lanka won by 139 runs.[56]
12 England R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 26 March 2010 6–1–25–1; 108* (175 balls: 10x4, 2x6);  Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets.[57]
13 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 6 March 2012 10–0–40–1; 106 (119 balls: 10x4, 0x6); 1 ct  Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.[58]
14 New Zealand Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 6 November 2012 2–0–9–0; 102* (95 balls: 12x4, 1x6);  Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.[59]
15 Bangladesh Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota 23 March 2013 4–0–12–0; 113* (108 balls: 11x4, 10x6); 1 ct  Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.[60]
16 Bangladesh Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 28 March 2013 125 (128 balls: 12x4, 0x6);  Bangladesh won by 3 wickets.[61]
17 South Africa Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 28 July 2013 10–0–40–2; 115* (130 balls: 16x4, 0x6); 1 ct  Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.[62]
18 South Africa R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 31 July 2013 10–0–41–1; 99 (110 balls: 13x4, 10x6);  Sri Lanka won by 128 runs.[63]
19 England Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 25 May 2014 1–0–6–0; 88 (101 balls: 7x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 157 runs.[64]
20 South Africa Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 9 July 2014 10–0–40–3; 86 (90 balls: 9x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 87 runs.[65]
21 England R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 26 November 2014 6–0–33–1; 88 (98 balls: 10x4, 0x6);  Sri Lanka won by 25 runs.[66]
22 England R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 16 December 2014 10–0–37–3; 101 (124 balls: 9x4, 1x6);  Sri Lanka won by 87 runs.[67]
23 New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton 15 January 2015 7–0–27–0; 116 (127 balls: 17x4, 0x6); 1 run out  Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.[68]
24 Bangladesh Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 26 February 2015 8–0–35–2; 161* (127 balls: 22x4, 0x6)  Sri Lanka won by 92 runs.[69]

Twenty20 International Cricket – Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England 2009 317 runs in 7 matches. Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the final.

Twenty20 International Cricket – Man of the match awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2009 ICC World Twenty20 (PAK vs Sl) in England 2009 46 runs & 1 ct. Sri Lanka won by 19 runs.
2 2009 ICC World Twenty20 (WI vs SL) in England 2009 96* runs. Sri Lanka won by 57 runs.
3 Australia in Sri Lanka 2011 104* runs. Sri Lanka won by 35 runs.
4 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka 2012 76 runs. Tied. Sri Lanka won in Super over.
5 Dialog Cup (RSA vs SL) in Sri Lanka 2013 74* runs. Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.

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