Sri Lanka discarded number three batsman Kusal Mendis smashed a stroke filled Hundred for Colombo Cricket Club in a three day match on Sunday. He scored a blistering 177 in 278 balls against Moors Cricket Club.
Came to bat at number three, after the opener Ron Chandragupta Scored a third ball duck, Mendis formed good partnership with Captain Ashan Priyanjan and Malinda Warnapura. During his enterprising knock, Mendis struck 11 fours and 5 Sixes.
With consistent sparkling performances in 2016, he won the best batsman of the year award during SLC Annual Awards in October. However, weeks after that, selectors surprised one and all by dropping Mendis for the ongoing India tour. Even though he made a hundred against India in the second home test in August, his form was patchy, particularly after the Champions trophy and selectors felt another failure in high pressure India series could ruin his career.
After India series, Sri Lanka is scheduled to play a ODI tri-series, two tests and as many T20Is during their Bangladesh tour. And Mendis has announced his comeback in to the form in a style, with a timely big hundred.