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Mahes Goonatilleke      

Full name Hettiarachige Mahes Goonatilleke

Born August 16, 1952, Kegalle

Current age 62 years 67 days

Major teams Sri Lanka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 2 177 56 22.12 0 1 0 10 3
ODIs 6 4 3 31 14* 31.00 58 53.44 0 0 0 4
First-class 26 39 7 430 56 13.43 0 1 36 18
List A 9 7 5 59 23* 29.50 0 0 1 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Sep 17-22, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 14, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Bangalore, Sep 26, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1983
List A span 1981-1983
Profile

An efficient gloveman and proficient batsman in the lower order, Goonatilleke was Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper during their initial foray into the Test arena. An accomplished player, Goonatilleke established his position in the side leading up to the Sri Lanka's Test debut. His performances in Tests were promising, as he was a capable performer behind the wickets comfortable against pace or spin. With the bat he provided great resistance producing some handy performances. Such was his ability he was asked to open the batting in the second Test at Faisalabad. He performed admirably scoring 27 in the first innings and then top-scoring with 57 in the second innings, providing stoic resistance as the batting capitulated around him. Sri Lanka were robbed of a quality player when he disappointingly opted to tour South Africa in 1982-83, ending his Test career overnight.
Johann P Jayasekera

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 18, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 16, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
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