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Saliya Ahangama      

Full name Franklyn Saliya Ahangama

Born September 14, 1959, Colombo

Current age 54 years 349 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 1985-1996
List A span 1985-1991
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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3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla
Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
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