Curtis Campher Becomes Fourth Irish Batter to Score a Test Century
Campher scored 111 against Sri Lanka [Twitter]
Ireland are having a dream Test match against Sri Lanka at the moment. With the conditions suited for batting, the Irish batter have taken full advantage of the situation as Curtis Campher became the second centurion for them in the ongoing Test.
Paul Stirling scored a magnificent 103 despite suffering from an injury and Campher continued the good work and made light work of the Sri Lankan bowlers as he brought up his maiden Test century as well.
He joins the elite list of Kevin O'Brien, Lorcan Tucker and Paul Stirling to have scored a Test century for Ireland.
Having lost the first Test against Sri Lanka by an innings and 280 runs, Ireland bounced back in style and witnessed two centurions in the same innings for the first time.
Campher, was watchful against the spinners initially, but once the dust settled, he showed an array of strokes and batted with grit and determination to notch up a scintillating ton under pressure.
O'Brien scored Ireland's maiden Test century against Pakistan in 2018. Tucker then became the second man during Ireland's tour of Bangladesh early in 2023. Stirling and Campher then went onto slam centuries in the ongoing Test match.
However, just after breaching the three-figure mark, Campher was dismissed by Jayasuriya for a well-compiled 111.