Monday, 19 May 2014 - 10:13
Dilshan and Vithanage blitz Sussex in record time
With the sun shining on the UK's hottest weekend of the year so far, Sri Lanka scorched to a ten-wicket win in less than half the allotted overs to complete their warm-up matches ahead of the limited-overs series against England in dashing style.
Tillakaratne Dilshan slashed and burned his way to an 18-ball half-century, with Kithuruwan Vithanage only a little more circumspect in his fifty from 22.
No Sussex bowler managed to go at less than ten an over as 65 balls were left unbowled.
Needing to score at little more than a run a ball, Sri Lanka's openers thrashed 96 from the six-over Powerplay - more than the T20 international record 91 that Netherlands set against Ireland at the World T20 in March.