SriLankan Bowler Jayasuriya Destroyed 71-Year-Old World Record In Test Cricket Against Ireland

In the midst of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023), a Sri Lankan bowler has created a sensation in the cricket world. Making a world record, this player has taken 50 wickets in only 7 Test matches. Sri Lankan spinner Prabhat Jayasuriya achieved this great achievement in the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Ireland. After this, this player has also broken a 71-year-old record in Test cricket.

Sri Lankan spinner Prabhat Jayasuriya has created history by breaking the 71-year-old world record in the second Test against Ireland in Galle. Prabhat Jayasuriya has completed 50 wickets in his Test career. He has become the spinner to take 50 wickets in the fewest matches in Test cricket. Prabhat Jayasuriya has overtaken former West Indies bowler Alf Valentine by touching the figure of 50 wickets in 7 matches. Seventy-one years ago, Alf Valentine took 50 wickets in his 8 Test matches.

Jayasuriya made his Test debut in July 2022 against Australia. He did wonders by taking 12 wickets for 177 runs in his debut match. On the other hand, if we talk about this match, Jayasuriya took 5 wickets for 174 runs in the first innings of the second Test in Sri Lanka, and his performance continued in the second innings.

Australian fast bowler Charlie Turner holds the record for the fastest 50 wickets in Test cricket. He made a record of taking 50 Test wickets in his sixth Test match against England in 1888.

In this match at Galle, Ireland scored 492 runs in their first innings. Paul Stirling scored 103, Curtis Campher scored 111 for the team, and captain Andy Balbirnie contributed 95 runs. After this, Sri Lanka declared its first innings by scoring 704 runs for 3 wickets. Kusal Mendis scored 245, while opener Nishan Madushanka added 205 runs. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 111, and Angelo Mathews scored 100 not out. Ireland scored 143 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in the second innings.

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