2013, The Second Highest Score by Sri Lankan in ODI 174*
On This day during on July 2, 2013, Sri Lankan opening batsman Upul Tharanga scored second highest score by Sri Lankan in ODI. Tharanga hit 174 not out against India at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. It was his highest score in ODI.
Second Highest Score by Sri Lankan in ODI 174 not out
Upul Tharanga hit his highest ODI runs 174 off 159 balls (19×4, 3×6) and became the Player of the Match. Meanwhile, in the same match Mahela Jayawardene hit 107. During the match, Tharanga and Jayawardene set ODI record of 7th highest opening partnership of 213 runs for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka scored 348 for 1 wicket. India scored only 187 and Sri Lanka won by 161 runs. It was Virat Kohli first match as a captain.
Tharanga in ODI
During, on 16 October 2017, Tharanga became the first batsman for Sri Lanka, and the first captain overall, to carry his bat in an ODI.
Further, Tharanga became the fastest Sri Lankan batsman to reach 2000 runs (63 in), 3000 runs (93 in) and the 4000 (119 in) runs.
During on November 14, 2016, Tharanga led Sri Lankan team for the first time in an ODI against Zimbabwe and became the 19th captain for Sri Lanka in ODIs.
Tharanga is the second batsman in the world who was involved with 7 times 200+ partnerships in ODI cricket.
Tharanga scored 15 centuries and he is the 5th Sri Lankan batsman to scored Most career centuries