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Saliya Ahangama      

Full name Franklyn Saliya Ahangama

Born September 14, 1959, Colombo

Current age 57 years 130 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 3 1 11 11 5.50 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 37 28 10 228 51 12.66 0 1 10 0
List A 7 1 1 13 13* - 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 801 348 18 5/52 8/124 19.33 2.60 44.5 0 1 0
ODIs 1 1 18 23 0 - - - 7.66 - 0 0 0
First-class 37 5287 2288 120 7/30 19.06 2.59 44.0 7 2
List A 7 246 200 9 4/36 4/36 22.22 4.87 27.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 30-Sep 4, 1985 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Kandy, Sep 14-19, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Oct 25, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1985/86 - 1995/96
List A span 1985/86 - 1990/91
Profile

Franklyn Saliya Ahangama had a meteoric rise to the Sri Lankan Test side. After making his first-class debut for the Sri Lankan Colts in 1985-86, he found himself thrust into the Test side to play India a mere two weeks later. He had a triumphant entry into Test cricket capturing the wicket of Mohammad Azharuddin with only his fourth ball finishing with a match analysis of 5 for 109. In the third Test at Kandy he returned a career-best 5 for 52, ending the three-Test series with 18 wickets at 19.33. Sri Lanka's lack of Test cricket and injuries prevented him from appearing in more, and despite touring England in 1988 and 1991 he never played another Test. He subsequently moved into broadcasting as a television commentator.

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Lasith Malinga poses for a photo with Saliya Ahangama, Melbourne, 2012

Lasith Malinga poses for a photo with Saliya Ahangama

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Plate: Badureliya v Moors at Colombo (Burgher) - Jan 20-22
Badureliya 300 & 259/8d Moors 214 & 11/0 (2.2 ov, target 346)
Plate: Bloomfield v Burgher at Panagoda - Jan 20-22
Bloomfield 317 Burgher 391/9 (117 ov)
Super Eight: Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (PSS) - Jan 20-23
Chilaw won by 15 runs
Plate: Galle CC v Saracens at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Jan 20-22
Galle CC 301 & 259/5d (54 ov) Saracens 315
KPCC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara - Jan 20-22
SL Air SC won by an innings and 120 runs
Kurunegala Y v SLPACC at Kurunegala - Jan 20-22
Kurunegala Y 143 & 161 SLPACC 154 & 43/1 (6 ov, target 151)
Lankan CC v SL Navy at Colombo (Moors) - Jan 20-22
Lankan CC 436 & 39/2 (7.5 ov) SL Navy 483
Super Eight: Nondescripts v Ragama at Colombo (CCC) - Jan 20-23
Nondescripts 265 & 213 Ragama 127 & 149/3 (58.5 ov, target 352)
Police SC v KTC at Hambantota - Jan 20-22
KTC 307 & 80/2 (29 ov) Police SC 287
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Colts at Katunayake - Jan 20-23
Sinhalese won by 209 runs
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Col CC at Colombo (Colts) - Jan 20-23
Tamil Union 377 & 49/2 (12.5 ov) Col CC 497
2nd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg
Jan 22, 2017 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
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