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First Sri Lankan to have scored a century and taken 3 wickets in the same ODI

Do you Know, Aravinda de Silva was the first Sri Lankan player to have scored a Century and taken 3 wicket in same ODI match.
Aravinda de Silva has achieved this in the Wills World Cup final in 1996 against Australia. He took 3 Wickets for 42 runs in 9 overs.  He took Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting and Ian Healy and most importantly he break the 101 runs 2nd Wicket partnership between Mark Taylor and Ricky Ponting.
Australian set a target of 242 runs for Sri Lanka to chasse and Aravinda de Silva came out to bat at the score of 2 for 23. Eventually Aravinda de Silva scored 3rd ever Hundred in a World Cup final and became the first Sri Lankan to score a Hundred in World Cup final. He made unbeaten 107 and guide the Sri Lanka to Win the first ever World Cup title.
Aravinda de Silva named the player of the Wills World Cup final for his  107 (Most runs in the Match) , 3 wickets (Most Wickets in the Match), and 2 catches (equal most catches in the match)

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