Jayasuriya took 50 wickets in just seven matches.
The returning magician Prabath Jayasuriya made history by taking 50 wickets in just seven matches. He currently holds the record for reaching innings on red balls in the past 71 years, less than any other top. Remarkably, against Ireland, the 31-year-old scored his 50th Test goal, hitting Irish veteran Paul Sterling on the final day of the second Test in Galle.
Former West Indies spinner Alf Valentine held the record before Jayasuria took over. He is now joined by South African striker Vernon Philander and former English international Tom Richardson. On the other hand, former Australian international Charlie Turner holds the record for the fastest bowler to break 50 goals, as he did in just six matches. Remarkably, he broke this record in 1888, and 135 years later, no one has yet broken it.
Prabath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka needs five goals to win the Galle Test
Sri Lanka is 704 ahead in the second inning against Ireland, thanks to the spectacular double-century performances of Nishan Madushka (205) and Kusal Mendis (245). Thanks to this, the home team has a big lead with 212 points in the middle. Ireland had to wait to save the game and sadly lost five wickets to James McCollum, Peter Moore, Paul Sterling, Loken Tucker, and Curtis Canver. On Day 5, things did not go well for the visitors.
They need a good partnership between the two biggest names in modern cricket. Harry Tector and Andrew Balbirnie had all ittook to help Ireland save the game, while Sri Lanka needed five more wickets to win the second Test.