In the 6th Match, of four nations KCA Centenary Tournament at Nairobi (Gym), on Oct 4 1996, Sri Lankan right hand middle order batsman Arevinda de Silva played a genuine innings of 122 runs off 116 balls with the help of 12 fours and 2 sixes in reply of Pakistan mammoth target of 372.
Mind it; this was the same match, in which Shahid Khan Afridi smashed fastest century 102 runs off 37 balls playing in his only 2nd ODI. The records held for 17 years. Which was later on broken by AB de Villiers? Arevinda de Silva came on the crease when Sri Lanka was struggling at 4 for 27.
However, he played a delightful innings to alive the Sri Lanka chances to beat Pakistan and make the spot in the final on net run rate. But in the end, his efforts were vain as wickets were tumbling down from the other ends. Pakistan won the match by 82 runs and reaches the final due to the better run rate against South Africa. Indeed Arevinda de Silva 122 Runs vs Pakistan at Nairobi 1996 a memorable innings for him.
Let see his lovely attacking innings.