Sri Lanka’s Greatest ODI innings: Poll

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In June 2020, Sri Lanka Cricket will be celebrating its 45th anniversary since Sri Lanka’s 1st ODI was played against West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester at the 1975 Prudential World Cup. In order to celebrate this special occasion, We, at ThePapare.com are conducting a Social Media poll to celebrate the Greatest ODI innings played by a Sri Lankan during the past 45 years.

After some thorough research and with great difficulty, ThePapare.com has shortlisted 32 ODI innings which we think are worthy of the title of Sri Lanka’s Greatest ODI Innings. 

Here are the shortlisted candidates for the title

It wasn’t an easy task to reduce the number to 32 as there were more than 100 ODI innings that we initially identified. Noteable innings we could not include in this list are Aravinda de Silva’s 145 vs KEN, Sanath Jayasuriya’s 122 vs AUS, Muttiah Muralitharan’s 33* vs BAN, Nuwan Zoysa’s 47* vs AUS, Roy Dias’ 80 vs IND, TM Dilshan’s 161* vs BAN

The voting will be conducted in stages from 11th May, 6.00pm onwards on ThePapare.com Social Media platforms. You can cast your vote on all three platforms.

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Let the voting begin! #TPGreatest

Round of 32
Battle Total Votes Winner
Kumar Sangakkara’s 90 vs Upul Chandana’s 89 1270 Kumar Sangakkara’s 90 (66.92%)
Angelo Mathews’ 77* vs Dinesh Chandimal’s 105* 1234 Angelo Mathews’ 77* (77.14%)
Aravinda de Silva’s 107* vs Asanka Gurusingha’s 117* 911 Aravinda de Silva’s 107* (89.57%)
TM Dilshan’s 81* vs Arjuna Ranatunga’s 131* 832 Arjuna Ranatunga 131* (63.94)
Mahela Jayewardene’s 103 vs Roy Dias’ 81 765 Mahela Jayewardene’s 103 (87.97%)
Thisara Perera’s 140 vs Kusal Perera’s 68 1012 Thisara Perera’s 140 (62.15%)
Arjuna Ranatunga’s 88* vs TM Dilshan’s 106 891 TM Dilshan’s 106 (64.98%)
Sanath Jayasuriya’s 152 vs Marvan Atapattu’s 132 693 Sanath Jayasuriya’s 152 (77.34%)
Mahela Jayewardene’s 115* vs Aravinda de Silva’s 105 854 Mahela Jayewardene’s 115* (79.03%)
Hashan Tillakaratne’s 100 vs Mahela Jayawardene’s 120 839 Mahela Jayawardene’s 120 (83.79%)
Sanath Jayasuriya’s 84 vs Duleep Mendis’ 64 594 Sanath Jayasuriya’s 84 (87.03%)
Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 160 vs Russel Arnold’s 91 735 Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 160 (64.48%)
Sanath Jayasuriya’s 189 vs Lahiru Thirimanne’s 101 1056 Sanath Jayasuriya’s 189 (87.78%)
Kumar Sangakkara’s 134 vs Upul Tharanga’s 174 953 Kumar Sangakkara’s 134 (61.8%)
Aravinda de Silva’s 66 vs Kumar Sangakkara’s 103 1100 Aravinda de Silva’s 66 (52.45%)
Sanath Jayasuriya’s 134 vs Angelo Mathews’ 80 853 Sanath Jayasuriya’s 134 (57.21%)

 

Round of 16
Battle Total Votes Winner
Kumar Sangakkara’s 90 vs Angelo Mathews’ 77 793 Angelo Mathews’ 77 (57.05%)
Aravinda de Silva 107* vs Arjuna Ranatunga’s 131* 627 Aravinda de Silva’s 107* (76.39%)
Mahela Jayawardene’s 103* vs Thisara Perera’s 140 879 Mahela Jayawardene’s 103* (73.37%)
Sanath Jayasuriya’s 152 vs Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 106 717 Sanath Jayasuriya’s 152 (74.47%)