All-rounder Thisara Perera turned into the only Sri Lankan to hit six sixes in an over in any type of expert cricket during a homegrown competition close here. The 31-year-old accomplished this during his unbeaten 13-ball 52 while captaining Sri Lanka Army in a match against Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in the Major Clubs Limited Over List A competition at the Army Ground in Panagoda town on Sunday. His innings had eight sixes in it. It was the second-quickest 50 by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket, after previous Sri Lanka all-rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne’s 12-ball fifty in 2005. He is a bowling all-rounder but is also good with his batting. He is a solid left-handed batsman.
Sri Lanka has also been packed with many beast players like Thisara Perera and Angelo Matthews.
Perera came on to the pitch at No. 5 with 20 balls, staying in their innings shortened to 41-overs-a-side. Off-spinner Dilhan Cooray was the bowler at the less than desirable finish of Perera’s invasion.
Perera is the 10th cricketer on the planet to have accomplished this in professional cricket.