Guyana:Monday's Group B match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 World Cup at the Providence stadium in Guyana saw Srilanka's Mahela Jayawardene becoming the first player to amass 400 runs in ICC World Twenty20, aggregating 494 (ave.41.16) in 14 matches, including one century and three fifties. Here is a look at some of the statistical highlights of the match:
# Mahela Jayawardene became the first batsman to hit two successive fifty-plus innings in the 2010 edition of World Twenty20 - 81 vs. New Zealand and 100 vs. Zimbabwe, both at Providence. With 181 runs at an average of 90.50, Mahela is the leading run-getter in the present edition of the ICC World Twenty20.
# Jayawardene, during the course of his hundred, completed his 600 runs in Twenty20 Internationals, aggregating 622 runs at an average of 28.27, including one century and three fifties, in 25 games.
# Jayawardene is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka, overtaking Dilshan's tally of 612.
# Zimbabwe recorded their second loss in three games in ICC World Twenty20.
# Sri Lanka's 173/7 is their highest total against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Jayawardene (100 off 64 balls) registered his best knock in Twenty20 Internationals, outstripping the 81 off 51 balls against New Zealand at Providence on April 30, 2010.
# Jayawardene is the first Sri Lankan and the fourth overall to post a century in Twenty20 Internationals, joining Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina.
# For the first time in Twenty20 Internationals, two centuries have been registered on successive days. Also for the first time, two centuries have been recorded in one competition.
# Jayawardene received the Man of the Match for the second time in Twenty20 Internationals.