List of Sri Lankan Test cricket records

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Mahela Jayawardene holds several records in batting and fielding.

Test cricket is the oldest form of cricket played at international level.[1] A Test match takes place over a period of five days, and is played by teams representing Full Member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC).[2][3] Sri Lanka obtained Full Member status of the ICC in 1981, becoming the eighth nation eligible to play Test cricket.[4] The Sri Lanka national cricket team played their first Test match on 17 February 1982 against England, and recorded their first victory in a match against India on 6 September 1985.[5] Since then, they have played nearly 200 matches, against every other Test-playing nation.[6] Sri Lanka holds the world record for the highest team score, which was established against India in 1997.[7] The highest partnership in Test cricket was also established by two Sri Lankan batsmen; Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.[8] Sri Lankan players also hold the highest partnership scores for the second, third, fourth, and sixth wickets.[9]

Top order batsman and former captain Jayawardene holds several Sri Lankan batting records. He has scored the most runs for Sri Lanka in Test cricket, and is the record holder for the highest number of centuries as well as the highest number of half-centuries. The 374 Jayawardene made against South Africa in 2006 is the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan cricketer, surpassing the previous best of 340 by Sanath Jayasuriya, which was established in 1997.[10] It is also the fourth-highest individual score in Test cricket. Jayawardene and Jayasuriya are the only Sri Lankan players who have scored triple centuries.[11]

Muttiah Muralitharan, who was hailed by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002 as the "best bowler ever" in Test cricket, dominates the bowling records for Sri Lanka.[12] He is the world record holder for the highest number of wickets, the most number of five wickets per innings, as well as the most number of ten wickets per match.[13] Muralitharan also holds the records for the best bowling average, best figures in an innings, best figures in a match, and best figures in a series. He missed an opportunity to capture all ten wickets in an innings in 2002 against Zimbabwe, when Chaminda Vaas took the last wicket after Muralitharan had taken the previous nine.[14] The Sri Lankan team won an ODI series against Australia in Australia in 2010. However, they are yet to register a Test match win and an ODI series win against India in India, as of 2013.

Key[edit]

The top five records are listed for each category, except in "team wins, losses, and draws" and "highest wicket partnerships". Tied records for the fifth place are listed as well. Explanations of the general symbols and cricketing terms used in the list are given below. Specific details are provided in each category where appropriate.

Symbol Meaning
Player is currently active in Test cricket
* Player remained not out or partnership remained unbroken
World record
d Innings was declared (e.g. 952–6d)
Date Starting date of the Test match
Innings Number of innings played
Matches Number of matches played
Opponent The team Sri Lanka was playing against
Period The time period when the player was active in Test cricket
Player The player involved in the record
Venue Test cricket ground where the match was played

Team records[edit]

Team wins, losses, and draws[edit]

A tie can occur when the scores of both teams are equal at the conclusion of play, provided that the side batting last has completed their innings.[15] Only two matches have ended in a tie in Test cricket history, neither of which involved Sri Lanka.[16]

Opponent 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won
 Australia 22 April 1983[17] 26 1 17 8 0 3.84
 Bangladesh 6 September 2001[18] 16* 14 0 1 0 87.50
 England 17 February 1982[19] 26 7 10 9 0 26.92
 India 17 September 1982[20] 35 6 14 15 0 17.14
 New Zealand 4 March 1983[21] 28 8 10 10 0 28.57
 Pakistan 5 March 1982[22] 46 11 17 18 0 23.91
 South Africa 25 August 1993[23] 20 5 10 5 0 25.00
 West Indies 8 December 1993[24] 15 6 3 6 0 40.00
 Zimbabwe 11 October 1994[25] 15 10 0 5 0 66.66
Total 227 68 81 77 0 29.95
Last updated: 8 February 2014[26]

Team scoring records[edit]

Most runs in an innings[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
952–6d ♠  India R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 August 1997
760–7d  India Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 16 November 2009
756–5d  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 27 July 2006
730–3d  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka 27 January 2014
713–3d  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 14 May 2004
Last updated: 8 February 2014[27]

Fewest runs in an innings[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
71  Pakistan Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 26 August 1994
73  Pakistan Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 3 April 2006
81  England Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 15 March 2001
82  India Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh 23 November 1990
82  England Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 26 May 2011
Last updated: 2 June 2011[28]

Result records[edit]

A Test match is won when one side has scored more runs than the total runs scored by the opposing side during their two innings. If both sides have completed both their allocated innings and the side that fielded last has the higher aggregate of runs, it is known as a win by runs. This indicates the amount of runs that they had scored more than the opposing side. If one side scores more runs in a single innings than the total runs scored by the other side in both their innings, it is known as a win by innings and runs. If the side batting last wins the match, it is known as a win by wickets, indicating the amount of wickets that were still to fall.[15]

Greatest win margins (by innings)[edit]

Margin Opposition Venue Date
Innings and 254 runs  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 14 May 2004
Innings and 248 runs  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka 27 January 2014
Innings and 240 runs  Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 6 May 2004
Innings and 239 runs  India Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 23 July 2008
Innings and 234 runs  Bangladesh Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 25 June 2007
Last updated: 8 February 2014[29]

Greatest win margins (by runs)[edit]

Margin Opposition Venue Date
465 runs  Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 3 January 2009
315 runs  Zimbabwe Galle International Stadium, Galle 12 January 2002
313 runs  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 11 August 2004
288 runs  Bangladesh Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 28 July 2002
241 runs  New Zealand McLean Park, Napier 11 March 1995
Last updated: 8 February 2014[29]

Greatest win margins (by wickets)[edit]

Margin Opposition Venue Date
10 wickets  Zimbabwe Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 18 September 1996
10 wickets  England The Oval, London 27 August 1998
10 wickets  India Galle International Stadium, Galle 14 August 2001
10 wickets  West Indies Galle International Stadium, Galle 13 November 2001
10 wickets  West Indies Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 29 November 2001
10 wickets  Bangladesh Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra 8 March 2006
Last updated: 20 March 2010[29]

Narrowest win margins (by runs)[edit]

Margin Opposition Venue Date
42 runs  Pakistan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 15 September 1995
50 runs  Pakistan Galle International Stadium, Galle 4 July 2009
57 runs  Pakistan Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 5 March 2000
75 runs  England Galle International Stadium, Galle 26 March 2012
88 runs  England Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 1 December 2007
Last updated: 8 February 2014[30]

Narrowest win margins (by wickets)[edit]

Margin Opposition Venue Date
1 wicket  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 4 August 2006
2 wickets  Pakistan Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 26 February 2000
5 wickets  England Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 13 March 1993
5 wickets  Zimbabwe Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 14 January 1998
6 wickets  Australia Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 9 September 1999
6 wickets  Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 26 November 1999
6 wickets  West Indies Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 13 July 2005
Last updated: 20 March 2010[30]

Individual records[edit]

Batting records[edit]

Portrait of dark skinned man, wearing blue and yellow Sri Lanka cricket team kit with cap. Cricket field in the background.
Sanath Jayasuriya has scored the second-highest individual score (340) for Sri Lanka.

Most career runs[edit]

Mahela Jayawardene is the ninth-highest scoring batsman in Test cricket.[31] Apart from these five players, Arjuna Ranatunga is the only Sri Lankan batsman to score more than 5,000 Test runs.[32]

Runs Innings Player Period
11,319 240 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
11,151 209 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
6,973 188 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1991–2007
6,361 159 de Silva, AravindaAravinda de Silva 1984–2002
5,502 156 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu 1990–2007
Last updated: 8 February 2014[32]

Highest career average[edit]

In cricket, batting average is the mean number of runs scored per innings. It is calculated by dividing total runs scored (including innings where he remained not out) by the number of times the batsman has been dismissed.[33]

Average Player Period
58.07 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
51.47 Chandimal, DineshDinesh Chandimal 2011–
50.30 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
48.76 Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera 2001–2013
42.97 Mathews, AngeloAngelo Mathews 2009-
Qualification: 20 innings
Last updated: 8 February 2014[34]

Highest individual score[edit]

Runs Player Opponent Venue Date
374 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 27 July 2006
340 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya  India R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 August 1997
319 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara  Bangladesh Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 4 February 2014
287 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 27 July 2006
275 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene  India Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahemedabad 16 November 2009
Last updated: 8 February 2014[35]

Most Test half-centuries[edit]

Half centuries Player Period
80 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
79 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
45 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1991–2007
44 Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera 2001-2013
42 Ranatunga, ArjunaArjuna Ranatunga 1982–2000
Last updated: 8 February 2014[36]

Most Test centuries[edit]

Centuries Player Period
35 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
33 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
20 de Silva, AravindaAravinda de Silva 1984–2002
16 Dilshan, TillakaratneTillakaratne Dilshan 1999–2013
16 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu 1990–2007
Last updated: 8 February 2014[37]

Most Test double centuries[edit]

Double centuries Player Period
9 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
6 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu 1990–2007
6 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
3 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1991–2007
2 de Silva, AravindaAravinda de Silva 1984–2002
Last updated: 2 June 2011[38]

Most ducks in career[edit]

"Duck" refers to a batsman dismissed without scoring.[39]

Ducks Player Period
32 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 1992–2010
22 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu 1990–2007
17 Wickramasinghe, PramodyaPramodya Wickramasinghe 1991–2001
15 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1991–2007
14 Dilshan, TillakaratneTillakaratne Dilshan 1999
Last updated: 22 August 2013[40]

Most runs in a series[edit]

Runs Matches Player Series
571 2 (3 innings) Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya India in Sri Lanka, 1997
516 3 (6 innings) Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates, 2011–2012
510 2 (3 innings) Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene South Africa in Sri Lanka, 2006
493 3 (5 innings) de Silva, AravindaAravinda de Silva Sri Lanka in New Zealand, 1990–1991
490 3 (6 innings) Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 2012
Last updated: 22 August 2013[41]

Bowling records[edit]

A smiling, dark-skinned man with short black hair and trimmed beard. Several people are in the background.
Muttiah Muralitharan dominates the bowling records for Sri Lanka.

Most wickets in a career[edit]

Muralitharan, who is the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, has taken 5 wickets for the ICC World XI team during a match in 2005, which are not included in this list.[42] Muralitharan and Shane Warne—who ranks second with 708 wickets—are the only bowlers who have captured more than 700 Test wickets.[43]

Wickets Player Matches Period
800 ♠ Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 132 1992–2010
355 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas 111 1994–2009
200 Herath, RanganaRangana Herath 47 1999–
101 Malinga, LasithLasith Malinga 30 2004–2011
100 Fernando, DilharaDilhara Fernando 40 2002-
Last updated: 22 August 2013[44]

Best career average[edit]

Bowling average is the measurement of mean runs conceded per wicket. In calculating this, total amount of runs conceded by the bowler is divided by the number of wickets captured.[33]

Average Player Period
22.67 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 1992–2010
29.58 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas 1994–2009
31.90 Warnaweera, JayanandaJayananda Warnaweera 1984–1994
32.48 Mendis, AjanthaAjantha Mendis 2008–
33.15 Malinga, LasithLasith Malinga 2004–2011
Qualification: 2,000 deliveries
Last updated: 2 June 2011[45]

Best figures in an innings[edit]

Muttiah Muralitharan's 9 wickets for 51 runs against Zimbabwe is Test cricket's fifth-best bowling figures in a single innings.[46]

Bowling Player Opponent Venue Date
9 wickets for 51 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Zimbabwe Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 4 January 2002
9 wickets for 65 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  England The Oval, London 27 August 1998
8 wickets for 46 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  West Indies Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 22 July 2005
8 wickets for 70 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  England Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2 June 2006
8 wickets for 83 runs Ratnayeke, RaviRavi Ratnayeke  Pakistan Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot 27 October 1985
Last updated: 2 June 2011[47]

Best figures in a match[edit]

The Sri Lankan record of 16 wickets for 220 runs set by Muttiah Muralitharan against England is the fifth-best figures by a bowler in a single Test match.[48]

Bowling Player Opponent Venue Date
16 wickets for 220 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  England The Oval, London 27 August 1998
14 wickets for 191 runs Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas  West Indies Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 29 November 2001
13 wickets for 115 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Zimbabwe Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 4 January 2002
13 wickets for 171 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  South Africa Galle International Stadium, Galle 20 July 2000
12 wickets for 82 runs Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Bangladesh Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 11 July 2007
Last updated: 2 June 2011[49]

Best figures in a series[edit]

Bowling Matches Player Opponent Series
30 wickets for 294 runs 3 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka, 2000–2001
28 wickets for 649 runs 3 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Australia Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003–2004
26 wickets for 282 runs 3 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Bangladesh Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007
26 wickets for 320 runs 3 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  England England in Sri Lanka, 2003–2004
26 wickets for 401 runs 3 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas  Zimbabwe West Indies in Sri Lanka, 2001–2002
Last updated: 2 June 2011[50]

Most five-wickets in an innings[edit]

Taking five or more wickets in a single innings (called a five-wicket haul, fifer or five-for) is considered a notable achievement for a bowler.[51] Muralitharan is well ahead of other bowlers by number of five-wicket hauls in Tests with 66 to his name; Australian cricketer Shane Warne ranks in second place with 37.[52]

Five wicket hauls Player Period
67 ♠ Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 1992–2010
12 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas 1994–2009
5 Ratnayake, RumeshRumesh Ratnayake 1983–1992
4 Pushpakumara, RavindraRavindra Pushpakumara 1994–2001
4 Ratnayeke, RaviRavi Ratnayeke 1982–1989
Last updated: 2 June 2011[53]

Most ten-wickets in a match[edit]

Muralitharan has taken ten or more wickets per match on more occasions than any other bowler in Test cricket. He has performed this feat 22 times, more than double the number of the bowler ranking second—Shane Warne, who has achieved this on 10 occasions.[54]

Ten wicket hauls Player Period
22 ♠ Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 1992–2010
2 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas 1994–2009
1 Mendis, AjanthaAjantha Mendis 2008–
1 Chandana, UpulUpul Chandana 1999–2005
1 Herath, RanganaRangana Herath+ 1999-
Last updated: 2 June 2011[55]

Fielding records[edit]

Most catches in a career[edit]

A "catch" occurs when a ball hit by the batsman in the air is held by a fielder within the field of play, before it hits the ground. In such a case, the batsman is ruled out caught.[56]

Catches Player Period
168 ♠ Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
89 Tillakaratne, HashanHashan Tillakaratne 1989–2004
78 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1991–2007
70 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 1992–2010
63 Dilshan, TillakaratneTillakaratne Dilshan 1999–2013
Last updated: 21 June 2011[57]

Wicketkeeping records[edit]

Portrait picture of a dark skinned man wearing blue and yellow Sri Lankan cricket kit, with a partially visible cricket bat under his arm.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has assisted in the highest number of dismissals as wicketkeeper.

A wicketkeeper can assist in the dismissal of a batsman by taking a catch or stumping.[58] A catch taken by the wicketkeeper means the batsman will be ruled out caught, although it may be referred to as "caught behind". A stumping occurs when the wicketkeeper catches a ball delivered by the bowler (provided it is a legal delivery) and putting down the batsman's wicket while he is out of his ground.[59]

Most dismissals[edit]

Dismissals Player Period
151 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
119 Kaluwitharana, RomeshRomesh Kaluwitharana 1992–2004
99 Jayawardene, PrasannaPrasanna Jayawardene 2000–
35 Tillakaratne, HashanHashan Tillakaratne 1989–2004
34 Silva, AmalAmal Silva 1983–1988
Last updated: 21 June 2011[60]

Most catches[edit]

Dismissals Player Period
131 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
93 Kaluwitharana, RomeshRomesh Kaluwitharana 1992–2004
73 Jayawardene, PrasannaPrasanna Jayawardene 2000–
33 Tillakaratne, HashanHashan Tillakaratne 1989–2004
33 Silva, AmalAmal Silva 1983–1988
Last updated: 21 June 2011[60]

Most stumpings[edit]

Dismissals Player Period
26 Jayawardene, PrasannaPrasanna Jayawardene 2000–
26 Kaluwitharana, RomeshRomesh Kaluwitharana 1992–2004
20 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000–
5 Dassanayake, PubuduPubudu Dassanayake 1993–1994
3 Goonatilleke, MahesMahes Goonatilleke 1982
Last updated: 17 June 2011[60]

Other records[edit]

Most matches played[edit]

Matches Player Period
132 Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan 1992–2010
122 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 1997–
111 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas 1994–2009
110 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1991–2007
100 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 2000-
Last updated: 20 September 2011[61]

Most matches played as captain[edit]

Matches Player Period
56 Ranatunga, ArjunaArjuna Ranatunga 1989–1999
38 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 1999–2002
28 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 2006–2009
19 Mendis, DuleepDuleep Mendis 1982–1987
18 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu 2002–2005
Last updated: 2 June 2011[62]

Most matches won as captain[edit]

Won Player Matches Lost Drawn  % won
18 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya 38 12 8 47.36
15 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 28 7 6 53.57
12 Ranatunga, ArjunaArjuna Ranatunga 56 19 25 21.42
8 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu 18 6 4 44.44
5 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara 15 3 7 33.33
Last updated: 21 June 2011[62]

Partnership records[edit]

Highest wicket partnerships[edit]

Sri Lanka holds the most number of partnership records in Test cricket, with the records for the second, third, fourth, and sixth wickets. South Africa and Pakistan are ranked second with two records each.[63]

Wicket Runs 1st batsman 2nd batsman Opposition Venue Date
Partners
1st wicket 335 Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya  Pakistan Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 28 June 2000
2nd wicket ♠ 576 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya Mahanama, RoshanRoshan Mahanama  India R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 August 1997
3rd wicket ♠ 624 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 27 July 2006
4th wicket ♠ 437 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera  Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 21 February 2009
5th wicket 280 Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera Dilshan, TillakaratneTillakaratne Dilshan  Bangladesh Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo 20 September 2005
6th wicket ♠ 351 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene Jayawardene, PrasannaPrasanna Jayawardene  India Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 16 November 2009
7th wicket 223* Jayawardene, PrasannaPrasanna Jayawardene Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas  Bangladesh Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 25 June 2007
8th wicket 170 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas  South Africa Galle International Stadium, Galle 4 August 2004
9th wicket 118 Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera Mendis, AjanthaAjantha Mendis  India Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo 6 August 2010
10th wicket 79 Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan  Australia Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 16 March 2004
Last updated: 6 August 2010[64]

Highest partnerships[edit]

The world record partnership between Jayawardene and Sangakkara for 624 runs, and the partnership between Jayasuriya and Mahanama for 576 runs (which was the previous world record, and is now the second-highest partnership in Tests) are the only Test partnerships to surpass 500 runs.[65][66]

Runs Wicket 1st batsman 2nd batsman Opposition Venue Date
Partners
624 ♠ 3rd wicket Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene  South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 27 July 2006
576 ♠ 2nd wicket Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya Mahanama, RoshanRoshan Mahanama  India R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 August 1997
438 2nd wicket Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 14 May 2004
437 ♠ 4th wicket Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera  Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 21 February 2009
351 ♠ 6th wicket Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene Jayawardene, PrasannaPrasanna Jayawardene  India Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 16 November 2009
Last updated: 20 July 2010[67]

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