Jayantha Amerasinghe

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Jayantha Amerasinghe
ජයන්ත අමරසිංහ
Personal information
Full name Amerasinghe Mudalige Jayantha Gamini Amerasinghe
Born February 2, 1954 (1954-02-02) (age 63)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 25) 9 March 1984 v New Zealand
Last Test 24 March 1984 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 16
Runs scored 54 120
Batting average 18.00 8.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 34 34
Balls bowled 300 3208
Wickets 3 61
Bowling average 50.00 19.60
5 wickets in innings - 3
10 wickets in match - 2
Best bowling 2/73 7/82
Catches/stumpings 3/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo, 13 April 2016

Amerasinghe Mudalige Jayantha Gamini Amerasinghe (born February 2, 1954, Colombo), or Jayantha Amerasinghe, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 2 Tests in 1984.


International career[edit]

Amerasinghe was the first & still the only Sri Lankan to top score for his team in an innings of a test as a number 11 batsman, when he scored useful 34 where Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 215 in their first innings(which was the second innings of that test) v New Zealand in 1984.[1]

Also he was only the second player from any team to top score for his team in the 2nd innings of a test as a number 11 batsman just after Bert Vogler.[2] Amerasinghe was also just the fifth player in test history to top score for his team in an innings of a test as a no 11 batsman.

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