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Stats Highlights, Dambulla ODI - India vs Sri Lanka

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  • Sri Lanka are playing their 150th ODI on home soil. They are the 8th nation to do so. 
  • The only time an ODI was played in the month of January on Sri Lankan soil was in 1998. Zimbabwe & Sri Lanka played a 3 match series on 22,24 & 26 Jan 1998. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar (19 yrs 41 days) now has the second longest career span in ODI cricket. Javed Miandad with 20 yrs 272 days has played the longest. Sanath Jayasuriya with 19 yrs 33 days is in third position
  • For Tillekaratne Dilshan it was only the 4th "duck" of his career and second against India. The last time he was dismissed for a duck was also against India at Mohali as far back as 28 October 2005. 
  • When on 37 Sanath Jayasuriya became the second player to reach the 13,000 run mark. Jayasuriya is playing his 428th ODI, while Tendulkar achieved this feat in his 330th ODI
  • Sanath Jayasuriya recorded the 28th ODI hundred of his career and 7th vs India. Aged today 39 yrs and 212 days he also becomes the oldest to score an ODI hundred. The previous oldest being England's Geoffrey Boycott who was 39 yrs 51 days, when scored 105 vs Australia at Sydney 11-12-1979. 
  • For the record this is also Sanath Jayasuriya's 12th hundred post the age of 35. The next best post 35 being 5 hundreds each by Gordon Greenidge, Mathew Hayden and Zaheer Abbas 
  • Sanath Jaysuriya's hundred is only the second to be scored on this ground in 26 ODI's. The only other player to score a hundred on this ground is Rahul Dravid (104) vs UAE on 16 July 2021
  • Sanath Jayasuriya's hundred is the first hundred to be scored on Sri Lankan soil in the last 3 years and 5 months. Upul Tharanga's 105 vs Ban at Colombo (RPS) on 2-9-05 was the last hundred to be scored in Sri Lanka. 
  • On 105 Sanath Jayasuriya became the highest individual run scorer on this ground. He bettered Rahul Dravid's 104 (vs UAE) 16-7-2021). 
  • On 66 the 2nd wicket pair of Gambhir and Raina bettered India's previous highest second wicket partnership on this ground. Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina had scored 65 vs West Indies on 31-7-05. 
  • On 100 the 2nd wicket pair of Gambhir and Raina bettered India's previous best partnership by 2 left handers against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Sourav Ganguly and Robin Singh had put up 99 at Colombo (RPS) on 20-8-2021
  • The only other time Ajantha Mendis went wicketless in a 10 over spell in ODI's was against Bangladesh (10-1-34-0) at Lahore (25-6-2021)
  • When on 42, MS Dhoni became the first wicket-keeper/captain to score 1500 ODI runs. The only other captain/keeper to score more than 1000 runs is Zimbabwe's Andy Flower (1077). 
  • India's total of 247-4 is the highest total chased to win a match at Dambulla. Sri Lanka had made 236-3 chasing 235 against South Africa on 28-8-2004. 
  • India have now won 6 consecutive ODI's in a row. For MS Dhoni it was his 25th ODI win as captain (Win % 59.52) 
  • Sanath Jayasuriya won his 49th MOM award. His 9th against India. Twenty-four of his twenty eight centuries have resulted in MOM awards for Jayasuriya.

Name Score Age Opp Venue
S Jayasuriya 107 39 yrs 212 days Ind Dambulla
G Boycott 105 39 yrs 51 days Aus Sydney
S Jayasuriya 125 39 yrs 6 days Ind Karachi
SM Gavaskar 103* 38 yrs 113 days NZ Nagpur
DL Haynes 115 38 yrs 18 days Eng POS