Praveen Jayawickrama renews 71 year old Record

May 3, 2021 at 11:41 AM

 Debutant Praveen Jayawickrama starred with the ball as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs in the 2nd Test match played at the Pallekale Grounds.

In his dream debut match, Praveen had overall match figures of 11 for 178 and broke a few records on the way. He equaled the best match figures by a left arm spinner on debut.

Previously it was held by West Indian Alfred Valentine, when he took 11 wickets for 204 runs on his debut against England way back in 1950.

Praveen also became the 1st Sri Lankan bowler to take 10 wickets in a match on debut. Previous best match figures by a Sri Lankan on debut was held by Akila Dananjaya (8/44)