Demolition Dhanuka smashes 277 off 72 balls

Updated: 06 September 2007 08:36 IST

Sri Lanka-A all rounder Dhanuka Pathirana smashed 227 runs off 72 balls in a Twenty-20 match.

Demolition Dhanuka smashes 277 off 72 balls
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London: He was sent up the order to improve the run rate and he obviously took his role very seriously indeed.

Sri Lanka-A all rounder Dhanuka Pathirana smashed 227 runs off 72 balls in a Twenty-20 match.

He was playing for the team Austerlands in Lancashire's Saddleworth League.

Incidentally, the 25-year-old had to play with a borrowed bat and his violent knock included 29 sixes and 18 fours.

His team finished at an astounding 366/3, overtaking Somerset's county record of 250.

Pathirana later described it as a fairytale, saying that he was seeing the ball like a football. Of course those whose vehicles he damaged in the car park might not be quite so amused.

Pathirana, however, is not a part of the Lankan squad for the Twenty-20 World Cup in South Africa.
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