Sanath Jayasuriya was a batsman who was adept at playing in all conditions whether they are the spin tracks of subcontinent or the fast wickets of Australia, New Zealand or England. This match was a VB series match played on January 22, 2006. He made 114 runs off just 96 balls. He struck 10 fours and four sixes in his innings. With his strong arms and a good hand-eye coordination, the left-hander played shots at many corners of the ground. There was cut, late cut and cover drive. Towards the on side in this innings he did not play many shots as we can see in the video. He mostly played the pull shot and the lofted pull when the ball was pitched at the good-length area ahead of his legs. VIDEO: Sanath Jayasuriya playing cricket in Norway

With help of Jayasuriya’s innings Sri Lanka made 309 and bundled out the opposition on 258. What was good to see was that Jayasuriya never found it difficult to bat against Australia’s strike bowlers in this match i.e. Brett Lee and Nathan Bracken. Jayasuriya got stumped on Brad Hogg’s delivery. He attempted to play a pull on the leg side but failed to judge the line of the ball and during the execution of this shot he also stepped out of the crease and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin made no mistake. But it was a good innings played on the fast pitch of Sydney Cricket Ground.

(Bhaskar Narayan is a reporter at CricketCountry and Criclife. He passionately follows the game and is a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. His Twitter handle is @Cricopathy)