Anura Ranasinghe      

Full name Anura Nandana Ranasinghe

Born October 13, 1956, Kalutara

Died November 9, 1998, Colombo (aged 42 years 27 days)

Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

Anura Nandana Ranasinghe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 88 77 22.00 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 9 8 1 153 51 21.85 147 104.08 0 1 0 0
First-class 43 76 6 1664 77 23.77 0 13 26 0
List A 24 21 2 417 100 21.94 1 2 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 114 69 1 1/23 1/40 69.00 3.63 114.0 0 0 0
ODIs 9 8 324 281 2 1/21 1/21 140.50 5.20 162.0 0 0 0
First-class 43 3320 1663 39 5/65 42.64 3.00 85.1 1 0
List A 24 976 744 15 4/50 4/50 49.60 4.57 65.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Mar 14-19, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Sep 17-22, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Sep 15, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1974-1990
List A span 1974-1983
Profile

A schoolboy prodigy Anura Ranasinghe made his international debut in the 1975 World Cup against the might of the West Indies whilst still only 18 years of age. Ranasinghe played in all three matches for the Sri Lankans without producing any performance of note. His Test debut came on Sri Lanka's inaugural Test tour of Pakistan in 1981-82, but he struggled with the bat scoring 6 and 5 batting at No. 7. Despite taking the new ball he was used sparingly although he did take 1 for 23 in the first innings. His second and final Test came against India later in 1982 - he made a duck in the first innings but showed his skill in making a battling 77 second time round, a n innings which not only help Sri Lanka save the game after conceding a first-innings lead of 230, but almost allowed them to snatch a remarkable win as India closed on 135 for 7 chasing. He was expected to continue to be a key player in the fledgling Sri Lankan team but all that ended when he chose to join the infamous Sri Lankan rebel tour to South Africa in 1982-83, earning him a life ban. When that was rescinded in 1989 he resumed his club career for another couple of seasons and then moved into coaching. He died suddenly in 1998 four days before his 42nd birthday.
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Jun 11, 1975

Anura Ranasinghe went wicketless for 55 runs, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup, The Oval, June 11, 1975

Anura Ranasinghe went wicketless for 55 runs

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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