Tri-Series: Mahela Jayawardene records third century vs India, Upul Tharanga his second

Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Tharanga stole the show as Sri Lanka crushed India in the Tri-series. The pair has been prolific in the six innings they have batted together as opening partners - three stands of 200-plus and one 50-plus.

Updated: July 03, 2013 13:50 IST
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Statistical highlights:

# Mahela Jayawardene became the first Sri Lankan batsman to register three successive innings of fifty-plus at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - the sequence of scores being 115 not out vs New Zealand on April 24, 2007; 52 vs West Indies on June 28, 2013 and 107 vs India on July 2, 2013.

# Jayawardene became the first Sri Lankan player to amass 200 runs or more at Kingston in ODIs - his tally being 274 at an average of 137.00 in three innings.

# Jayawardene's batting record in the Caribbean is outstanding - his tally being 820 runs at an average of 51.25 in 19 matches, including two hundreds and six fifties.

# Jayawardene has recorded 16 centuries in ODIs - his third against India.

# Jayawardene became the first Sri Lankan player to manage 23000 runs in international cricket - 23049 at an average of 39.33 in 576 matches.

# Jayawardene's tally of 47 international hundreds is the second highest by a Sri Lankan player behind Kumar Sangakkara's 48.

# Jayawardene has posted three hundreds in six innings while batting at number two in ODIs - one each vs Pakistan, Bangladesh and India - his aggregate being 409 in six innings at an average of 68.16, including three hundreds and a fifty.

# Upul Tharanga (5153 at an average of 34.81 in 164 matches) became the ninth Sri Lankan player to complete 5,000 runs or more in ODIs.

# Tharanga took 157 innings to reach 5000 - the second quickest by a Sri Lankan player in ODIs. Marvan Atapattu had taken 152 innings to accomplish the feat.

# Tharanga has posted his second century vs India - his 13th in ODIs.

# Tharanga's magnificent unbeaten 174 off 159 balls is his career-best score in ODIs, eclipsing the 133 vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on March 10, 2011.

# Tharanga's aforesaid innings is the second highest by a Sri Lankan player against India in ODIs - the highest being 189 off 161 balls by Sanath Jayasuriya at Sharjah on October 29, 2000.

# Tharanga's innings is the highest by any batsman in ODIs in the Caribbean, outstripping Imran Nazir's 160 off 121 balls vs Zimbabwe at Kingston on March 21, 2007.

# Sri Lanka have won eleven games out of 13 when Tharanga has posted hundreds in ODIs.

# Tharanga's first Man of the Match award vs India is his eleventh in ODIs.

# Of the seven innings of 150 or more for Sri Lanka in ODIs, Sanath Jayasuriya has recorded four, followed by two by Tillakaratne Dilshan and one by Tharanga.

# Sri Lankan batsmen relish the Indian bowling as five innings of 150 or more have been recorded against them in ODIs and one each against England and Netherlands.

# For the first time vs India and the seventh time in ODIs, both Sri Lankan openers have recorded hundreds.

# Tharanga and Jayawardene have shared a stand of 213 - Sri Lanka's first century stand for the first wicket in ODIs in the Caribbean, outstripping the 98 between Sanath Jayasuriya and Tharanga vs Bangladesh at Port of Spain on March 21, 2007.

# The aforesaid partnership is Sri Lanka's highest for the first wicket vs India in ODIs, obliterating the 188 between Dilshan and Tharanga at Rajkot on December 15, 2009.

# The 213-run partnership is Sri Lanka's first century partnership for the first wicket against India outside the subcontinent in ODIs.

# Overall, nine double century stands have been recorded for the first wicket for Sri Lanka in ODIs - the highest being 286 between Jayasuriya and Tharanga vs England at Leeds on July 1, 2006.

# Of the nine double century stands for the first wicket for Sri Lanka in ODis, Tharanga is the only one to figure in seven such partnerships. Ricky Ponting is the only other batsman to figure in seven stands of 200 or more in ODIs.

# The 213-run stand is the highest for any wicket at Kingston in ODIs, eclipsing the 187 for the third wicket between Gus Logie and Richie Richardson for West Indies vs Pakistan on March 12, 1988.

# In fact, the above stand is the highest for any wicket in the Caribbean in ODIs, surpassing the 204 for the fourth wicket between Michael Clarke and Brad Hodge for Australia vs Netherlands at Basseterre on March 18, 2007.

# The above partnership is the third highest by any opening pair vs India in ODIs - the highest two being 235 between Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs for South Africa at Kochi on March 9, 2000 and 224 between Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed for Pakistan at Dhaka on March 18, 2012.

# In just six innings, Tharanga and Jayawardene have recorded three stands of 200-plus and a fifty-plus for the first wicket - the sequence being 6 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on November 30, 2008; 202 vs Pakistan at Dambulla on August 3, 2009; 36 vs Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) on August 7, 2009; 215 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on January 8, 2010; 62 vs West Indies at Kingston on June 28, 2013 and 213 vs India at Kingston on July 2, 2013.

# Tharanga-Jayawardene pair is the only Sri Lankan opening pair to manage an average of 100-plus in ODIs - 734 runs in just six innings at an average of 122.33. (minimum 500 runs). No other Sri Lankan opening pair could manage an average of even 50.00 in ODIs.

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