Chamara Silva goes past 15000-run mark in First-Class Cricket

SLC Major League Tournament 2022

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Former Sri Lankan middle order batter Chamara Silva reached the milestone of 15000 first-class runs today (21st August) during the ongoing SLC Major League tournament 2022.

Silva, the skipper of Police Sports Club reached the milestone today in a 3-day game against BRC. He needed 37 runs to reach the milestone before the game. Silva scored 31 runs in the first innings falling just 6 runs short but managed to get there in the second innings as he made a fabulous century. The veteran batter made 111 runs off 75 balls with 9 fours and 4 sixes.

 The 42-year-old Silva made his first-class debut in 1996 and has managed to accumulate 15000 runs in 233 first-class games at an average of 41.33.

The elegant right-hand batter represented the national team in 102 matches (11 Tests, 75 ODIs & 16 T20Is) while aggregating 2299 international runs.