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Ashley Chandrasinghe scores century on debut

Victoria has unearthed yet another prodigious batting talent with 20-year-old Ashley Chandrasinghe bursting on the scene on Sunday with a first-class century on debut.

The left-hander played an innings of tremendous poise and patience against Tasmania on a Hobart green top that will have national selectors taking note.

Having made just one run from his first 49 balls, Chandrasinghe carved his way to a brilliant 119 not out from 333 deliveries.

Despite being on debut, there were no signs of nerves on 98 when Chandrasinghe drove straight down the ground to bring up his century.

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And there can be no question about the quality of the Tasmanian attack: It featured two former Test stars in Jackson Bird and Peter Siddle, as well as Australian international Riley…

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