Monday 21 December 2009 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Tillakaratne Dilshan

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Tillakaratne Dilshan
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Tillakaratne Dilshan
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Sri Lankan all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after scoring two ODI centuries against India.

His first three-figure score of the week came in Rajkot, where he hit a career-best 160 as Sri Lanka fell just three runs short having been set 415 to win the first match in a five-game series.

Three days later, Dilshan hit 123 in 113 deliveries to help set up a three-wicket win for his side in Nagpur and having faced just 124 balls during his innings in Rajkot, he was the unanimous choice for this week's award. DIlshan has had a superb year, scoring ten international centuries in all and is one of the many contenders for the Cricket World Player Of The Year Award - for which you can vote here.

However, a number of other players were up for the award including Chris Gayle, Doug Bollinger, Friedel de Wet, Paul Harris, Graeme Swann and Graham Onions.

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