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Roshan Mahanama      

Full name Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama

Born May 31, 1966, Colombo

Current age 48 years 89 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Referee

Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 52 89 1 2576 225 29.27 4 11 2 56 0
ODIs 213 198 23 5162 119* 29.49 8521 60.57 4 35 109 0
First-class 137 211 18 6698 225 34.70 12 31 136 0
List A 250 235 29 6374 119* 30.94 6 41 120 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 2 36 30 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 213 2 2 7 0 - - - 21.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 137 36 30 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
List A 250 2 7 0 - - - 21.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (CCC), Mar 14-18, 1986 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Mar 27-30, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Mar 2, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Sri Lanka at Southampton, May 30, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-1999
List A span 1984-2001
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, May 28-Jun 1, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test matches 52
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, May 15, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard
ODI matches 199
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 11, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I India v Australia at Rajkot, Oct 10, 2013 scorecard
T20I matches 29
T20I statistics
Profile

A dashing right-hand batsman and brilliant fielder Roshan Mahanama's is best remembered as a cricketer for his world record second wicket partnership of 576 with Sanath Jayasuriya in a Test match against India at the R Premadasa Stadium in 1997, since surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in 2006. Mahanama's contribution to that partnership was 225, the highest score of his career. He was a key member of Sri Lanka's World Cup winning side of 1996. Following his team's disastrous showing in the 1999 World Cup, Mahanama was dropped from the side to groom young talent. But when players older than him still found a place it hurt Mahanama and as a matter of principle and self-respect he decided to retire. Soon after Mahanama put out his biography 'Retired Hurt' which delves deeply into the ups and downs of his career. His affable character and good breeding saw him follow Ranjan Madugalle as an ICC match referee in May 2004, a role he has fulfilled quite competently.
Sa'adi ThawfeeqFebruar y 2008

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Nov 26, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kevin Pietersen at the toss with Roshan Mahanama, India v England, 5th ODI, Cuttack, November 26, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kevin Pietersen at the toss with Roshan Mahanama

© Getty Images

Dec 26, 2007

Aleem Dar receives a memento from Roshan Mahanama for having officiated in 100 ODIs, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day, December 26, 2007

Aleem Dar receives a memento from Roshan Mahanama for having officiated in 100 ODIs

© Keith Lane

Nov 21, 2005

Roshan Mahanama explains his decision to ban Shahid Afridi to the media,  Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, November 21, 2005

Roshan Mahanama explains his decision to ban Shahid Afridi to the media

© AFP

Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 14-18, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Mar 6-10, 2013
Match drawn
NZ XI v England XI at Queenstown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013
NZ XI won by 3 wickets
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
England won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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