Dunith Wellalage Record IND vs SL: Sri Lanka’s 20 year old spin bowler Dunith Vellage has stolen the gathering with his brilliant bowling. In the match played against India in Colombo on Tuesday, Vellalage stunned the star batsmen of India. He put Team India’s batsmen in trouble by bowling Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who started the Indian innings brilliantly.
After this it became difficult to stop Velalage. He destroyed Team India’s batting order by dismissing Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya on the last ball of his spell. One of the star batsmen started sweating even while hitting the deadly ball of Vellalaghe. This young bowler took 5 wickets for 40 runs in 10 overs. This was the first 5 wicket haul of his career.
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Vellalaghe became the youngest bowler of Sri Lanka to take 5 wickets in ODI.
With this Vellalaghe created history. He became the youngest bowler for Sri Lanka to take 5 wickets in an ODI innings. Also, he has become only the fourth Sri Lankan spinner to take five wickets against India. The world is stunned to see Vellalaghe’s explosive bowling.
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The corridors of cricket echoed with applause after seeing the feat of the 20 year old bowler. Vellalaghe made his Test debut against Pakistan in July last year. Although he did not get a single wicket in his Test debut, he performed brilliantly in his ODI debut. Vellalaghe made his ODI debut against Australia in Pallekele. In which he took 2 wickets. Vellalaghe has taken 18 wickets in 13 ODI matches so far.