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Sri Lankan bowler’s feat! History was made in Test by breaking the record of 71 years ago

While fans are enjoying the Indian Premier League 2023 tournament, on the other hand, records are being set in international cricket as well. The Ireland team was on a tour to Sri Lanka. In this tour, both teams played a two-match Test series. The final Test match of this series was played on Friday (April 28) at the Galle ground. Sri Lanka won this match by 1 innings and 10 runs. In this match Sri Lankan batsmen showed a great game. Sri Lanka won this match on the strength of the batsmen. One of Sri Lanka’s star players has created history in the match. Notably, he became the fastest to 50 wickets for Sri Lanka. Let’s find out in detail…

History made by ‘this’ player
Sri Lanka’s 31-year-old spinner Prabath Jayasuriya bowled superbly against Ireland. He won everyone’s hearts with his bowling. He took 5 wickets in the first innings. After that, 2 wickets were also taken in the second innings. Thus he earned a total of 7 wickets in the match. Along with this he became the fastest player to take 50 wickets in Test cricket (Prabath Jayasuriya 50 Wickets) for Sri Lanka. He did this in his seventh match.

Prabhat Jayasuriya is also the fastest spinner to take 50 wickets in Tests. He broke Alf Valentine’s record. Valentine took 50 wickets in 8 matches during West Indies’ tour of Australia in 1951-52. Now spinner Prabhat has broken his record after 71 years. Also, talking about the overall bowling list, Charlie Turner is the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in Test cricket. He had achieved this feat in the sixth match.

Fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in Tests
Charlie Turner- 6 matches
Prabhat Jayasuriya – 7 matches*
Vernon Philander – 7 matches
Tom Richardson – 7 matches
Terry Alderman – 8 matches
Alf Valentine- 8 matches

He also excelled in domestic cricket
Prabhat Jayasuriya took 50 wickets in 7 Test matches for Sri Lanka. Apart from that he has also played 2 ODIs for Sri Lanka. He could not get a single wicket in it. He has taken 355 wickets in 83 matches in first-class cricket. It was only after this brilliant performance in domestic cricket that he managed to get a place in the Sri Lankan team. (sl vs ire cricketer prabath jayasuriya become fastest spinner to take 50 wickets in test cricket breaks 71 year old record)

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