Tillakaratne Dilshan got to his 40th half-century in ODI cricket © Getty Images
Tillakaratne Dilshan got to his 40th half-century in ODI cricket © Getty Images

Nov 26, 2014

Tillkaratne Dilshan reached his 40th ODI half-century in One-Day International (ODI) played between Sri Lanka and and England at Colombo on Wednesday.  He took 55 balls to reach to his fifty. This was his sixth half-century in 2014.

Earlier, Sri Lankan openers Tillakarante Dilshan and Kushal Perera took their team to a likeable start . Dilshan smacked a boundary only on the second ball of the match and continued in his attacking style.Perera was slow initially but gathered momentum later as he hit Ben stokes for a big six in the 10th over. He carried on in his attacking style as he hit Stokes for three consecutive boundaries in his next over. Both the batsmen played the England bowlers found the gaps with ease and rotated the strike efficiently.

The match was earlier delayed due to rain. England captain won the toss and elected to bowl first keeping in mind the the overhead conditions.