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Tillakaratne Dilshan Biography

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan is a Sri Lankan cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman who invented a stroke, dubbed the dilscoop, that pitches the ball over the wicketkeeper's head. He is also capable in spin bowling; his off breaks are mostly used in the one-day arena. Dilshan's brother, Tillakaratne Sampath, is a first-class cricketer in Sri Lanka. On 29 December 2011, Sri Lanka registered their first ever Test win in South Africa, which was under Dilshan's captaincy. His highest score in One Day Internationals came against India at the Bellerive Oval on 28 February 2012. He scored 160* off 165 balls. During this innings, he also shared a 200 run second run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara. This was the highest second wicket partnership for Sri Lanka in ODIs. 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.  

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Top 5 innings played by Sri Lankans in India
Top 5 innings played by Sri Lankans in India
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5 centuries that were overshadowed
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5 players who won the Champions Trophy without playing a single match
5 players who won the Champions Trophy without playing a single match
A number of famous names on this list including one of the finest batsmen of modern times.
SK Demystifies: Douglas Marillier's trend-setting scoop shot
SK Demystifies: Douglas Marillier's trend-setting scoop shot
Decoding the origin and innovation behind the ingenious ramp shot.
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
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My top five moments from Bangladesh's 100 Tests
My top five moments from Bangladesh's 100 Tests
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IPL 2017 Stats: Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn smash highest opening partnership in tournament history
IPL 2017 Stats: Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn smash highest opening partnership in tournament history
KKR duo eclipse the previous mark set by Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Australia vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st T20 - 5 Talking Points
Australia vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st T20 - 5 Talking Points
The Island Nation cruised to a five-wicket win in the first T20 of the three-match series at MCG.
Yusuf Pathan becomes the first male Indian cricketer to sign for an overseas T20 league
Yusuf Pathan becomes the first male Indian cricketer to sign for an overseas T20 league
BCCI's change of policy sees Pathan confirming his participation in the 2017 Hong Kong T20 Blitz.
The Sri Lankan One Day jigsaw puzzle
The Sri Lankan One Day jigsaw puzzle
Sri Lanka have dished out some uninspiring performances in ODIs of late and here is analysing what is going wrong in their One Day squad.
5 highest opening partnerships in ODIs
5 highest opening partnerships in ODIs
Australia's David Warner and Travis Head make it into this list after their record-breaking partnership in the fifth ODI against Pakistan.
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
With his Adelaide ton, Warner has etched his name among the greats of the game.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 3rd T20I, 5 best moments from the clash at Cape Town
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 3rd T20I, 5 best moments from the clash at Cape Town
Sri Lanka edge South Africa in a last over thriller to win the series 2-1
Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite and Alex Hales ruled out of 2017 PSL
Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite and Alex Hales ruled out of 2017 PSL
Franchises complete their picks for unavailable players in the replacement draft.
5 players who retired from International Cricket in 2016
5 players who retired from International Cricket in 2016
These players gave up the international game in 2016.
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