Tri-series stats: Chris Gayle records 21st century in ODIs, first vs Sri Lanka
Chris Gayle, who hit 109 off 100 balls, has now equalled former South Africa opener Herchelle Gibbs's tally of 21 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30), Sanath Jayasuriya (28), Sourav Ganguly (22) are ahead of him.
# West Indies have won seven successive games between June 28, 2009 and June 28, 2013 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - a feat achieved by them for the second time.
# West Indies had won seven consecutive ODIs between April 7, 1992 and April 28, 2001. (Read match report)
# Overall, West Indies enjoy an excellent record at Kingston, winning 22 out of 30 ODIs (lost seven and no-result one)
# West Indies have won 27 and lost 20 out of 50 played vs Sri Lanka in ODIs - winning % 57.44.(NR 3). (See pictures)
# Chris Gayle's 21st century in ODIs is his first vs Sri Lanka in 17 games.
# Gayle's splendid 109 off 100 balls is his fifth century in 98 matches in the West Indies - one each vs South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
# West Indies have won twelve games out of 21 when Gayle has posted hundreds. They lost the remaining nine games despite Gayle recording hundreds.
# Since posting 125 vs New Zealand at Kingston on July 7, 2012, Gayle has registered his first score of fifty or more in fifteen innings.
# Gayle, with three hundreds at Kingston, Jamaica has set a record for most hundreds at this venue in ODIs, eclipsing Shivnarine Chanderpaul's tally of two hundreds.
# The leading centurions in ODIs are Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30), Sanath Jayasuriya (28), Sourav Ganguly (22), Herschelle Gibbs (21), Chris Gayle (21) and Saeed Anwar (20).
# With seven sixes during his aforesaid innings, Gayle became the third batsman to complete 200 sixes or more in ODIs. The top five batsmen with most sixes in ODIs are Shahid Afridi (308), Jayasuriya (270), Gayle (202), Tendulkar (195) and Ganguly (190).
# Gayle has got his 22nd Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first vs Sri Lanka.
# Mahela Jayawardene enjoys an excellent record against the West Indies in ODIs, aggregating 669 at an average of 47.78 in 21 matches, including a hundred and five fifties.
# Jayawardene's excellent 52 off 52 balls is his 70th fifty in ODIs.
# Upul Tharanga's 25 off 43 balls is his highet score in four innings in ODIs in 2013. In his previous three innings vs Australia in Australia this year, his scores were 1, 0 & 12.
# Jayawardene and Tharanga were involved in a partnership of 62 - Sri Lanka's third highest for the first wicket vs West Indies in the Caribbean - the highest is 71 between Romesh Kaluwitharana and Sanath Jayasuriya at Bridgetown on June 8, 2003.
# Jayawardene and Tharanga are averaging 104.20 for the first wicket in ODIs - their aggregate being 521 in five innings, including two stands of 200-plus and a 50-plus. Amongst the Sri Lankan opening pairs with 500 runs or more in ODIs, their average is the highest.
# Kumar Sangakkara has completed 11,000 runs for Sri Lanka in ODIs - 11006 at an average of 38.89 in 338 matches. His overall aggregate of 11,265
includes 121 runs in four matches at an average of 40.33 for Asia XI and 138 runs for ICC World XI at an average of 46.00 in three matches.
# Sangakkara's ODI record vs West Indies is mediocre - 390 runs in sixteen innings at an average of 24.37, including two fifties as against his career average of 38.97.
# Sangakkara is averaging just 16.62 vs West Indies in ODIs in the Caribbean - his tally being 133 in eight innings with 31 at Bridgetown on June 8, 2003 as his highest score.
# Angelo Matthews' 55 not out off 77 balls is his first vs West Indies - his 15th in ODIs - his second as captain.
# Of his 15 fifties, Matthews has recorded nine in a losing cause.
# West Indies have won all four games when Sunil Narine has captured four wickets or more in an innings in ODIs.
# Sunil Narine is averaging 13.34 as a bowler in a winning cause - 35 wickets in fourteen matches in ODIs.
# Narine has produced one instance of four wickets or more in an innings vs New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in ODIs.
# Ravi Rampaul (3/38) has produced his best bowling figures vs Sri Lanka in ODIs.