List of international cricket centuries by Aravinda de Silva

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Aravinda de Silva scored seven of his thirty-one international cricket centuries at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.[1][2]

Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva is a former cricketer and captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He scored centuries (scores of 100 runs or more in a single innings) in Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket matches organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1996.[3] Identified as "one of the game's best entertainers" by ESPNcricinfo's Simon Wilde, De Silva scored 20 centuries in Tests and 11 in ODIs.[3]

De Silva debuted in 1984 and scored his first Test century in October 1985 against Pakistan.[1] In a man-of-the-match performance, he scored 122 in an eight-and-a-half-hours innings.[4] He made centuries in both innings of a match when he scored 138 and 103 – not out in both innings – in the second Test of the 1997 series against Pakistan,[5] and as of January 2013, he is the only player to score not out centuries in both innings of a Test.[6] He repeated the feat of scoring centuries in both innings in the same year, when he scored 146 and 120 against India in another man-of-the-match performance.[7] De Silva's highest Test score of 267, achieved in January 1991 in Wellington, was reached in 380 balls against New Zealand.[8] The performance is the sixth-highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman in Test cricket.[9] De Silva scored his twenty Test centuries against seven different opponents, and was most successful against Pakistan, making eight.[1] As of April 2013, he is thirty-fourth in the international Test century-makers list,[α] and third in the Sri Lankan list.[11]

De Silva's maiden ODI century was against India in 1990; he scored 104 runs off 124 balls.[2][12] His highest score in ODIs is 145, against Kenya in the 1996 Cricket World Cup.[13] His score led Sri Lanka to 398, the highest ODI total by any team at that time;[14][β] it was also the first century made by a Sri Lankan in a World Cup.[15] He also scored a century in the second innings of the final, making 107 runs not out.[16] As of April 2013, he is twenty-sixth in the list of all-time ODI century-makers and sixth in the equivalent list for Sri Lanka.[γ][18] He was most successful against Pakistan, scoring 11 centuries in both Tests and ODIs put together.[1][2] De Silva also holds the record for the tenth-fastest Test double century, which he attained while playing against Bangladesh in 2002.[19]

Key[edit]

A graph of a cricketer's performance in red and green colours.
An innings-by-innings breakdown of De Silva's Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars, green for not out) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line)
Key for the tables
Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
dagger Man of the Match
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
Test The number of the Test match played in that series
H/A/N Venue was at home (Sri Lanka), away or neutral
Date Date the match was held, or the starting date of match for Test matches
Lost The match was lost by Sri Lanka.
Won The match was won by Sri Lanka.
Drawn The match was drawn.

Test centuries[edit]

List of Test centuries scored by Aravinda de Silva
No. Score Balls[δ] Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 122 dagger  Pakistan 7 1 1/3 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Away 16 October 1985 Drawn [20]
2 105 dagger  Pakistan 3 3 3/3 National Stadium, Karachi Away 7 November 1985 Lost [21]
3 167 dagger 361  Australia 5 2 1/2 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane Away 8 December 1989 Drawn [22]
4 267 380  New Zealand 4 2 1/3 Basin Reserve, Wellington Away 31 January 1991 Drawn [23]
5 123 dagger 193  New Zealand 4 3 3/3 Eden Park, Auckland Away 1 March 1991 Drawn [24]
6 148 297  India 4 1 3/3 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 4 August 1993 Drawn [25]
7 127 156  Pakistan 4 2 1/3 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 9 August 1994 Drawn [26]
8 105 316  Pakistan 4 3 2/3 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Away 15 September 1995 Won [27]
9 168 383  Pakistan 3 3 1/2 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 19 April 1997 Drawn [28]
10 138* dagger 208  Pakistan 4 1 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 April 1997 Drawn [29]
11 103* dagger 99  Pakistan 4 3 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 April 1997 Drawn [29]
12 126 211  India 4 2 1/2 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 2 August 1997 Drawn [30]
13 146 dagger 226  India 4 1 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 9 August 1997 Drawn [31]
14 120 dagger 198  India 4 3 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 9 August 1997 Drawn [31]
15 110* dagger 263  India 4 3 1/3 Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali Away 19 November 1997 Drawn [32]
16 143* dagger 310  Zimbabwe 4 4 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 14 January 1998 Won [33]
17 152 292  England 4 2 1/1 Kennington Oval, London Away 27 August 1998 Won [34]
18 112 dagger 276  Pakistan 4 2 1/3 Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi Away 26 February 2000 Won [35]
19 106 243  England 4 1 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 22 February 2001 Won [36]
20 206 234  Bangladesh 5 2 1/2 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 21 July 2002 Won [37]

One Day International centuries[edit]

List of ODI centuries scored by Aravinda de Silva
No. Score Balls Against Pos. Inn. S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 104 124  India 4 2 83.87 Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur Away 1 December 1990 Lost [12]
2 105 dagger 105  Australia 4 2 100.00 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 15 August 1992 Won [38]
3 107* dagger 100  Zimbabwe 4 1 107.00 Harare Sports Club, Harare Away 6 November 1994 Won [39]
4 145 dagger 115  Kenya 4 1 126.08 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 6 March 1996 Won [40]
5 107* dagger 124  Australia 4 2 86.29 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Neutral 17 March 1996 Won [16]
6 127* dagger 123  Zimbabwe 4 2 103.25 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 3 September 1996 Won [41]
7 122 116  Pakistan 4 2 105.17 Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi Neutral 4 October 1996 Lost [42]
8 134 dagger 131  Pakistan 4 1 102.29 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah Neutral 7 April 1997 Won [43]
9 104 dagger 117  India 4 1 88.88 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 24 August 1997 Won [44]
10 102* 90  Pakistan 4 2 113.33 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Away 5 November 1997 Won [45]
11 105 94  India 3 2 111.70 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 7 July 1998 Lost [46]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ De Silva shares the position with Ken Barrington, Mark Waugh and Graham Gooch.[10]
  2. ^ The record was surpassed by Australia, which made 434 runs in March 2006.[14] However it was outstripped in the same match when South Africa made 438 runs.[14] As of January 2013, the record lies with Sri Lanka which made 443 runs against the Netherlands in July 2006.[14]
  3. ^ De Silva shares the position with Gordon Greenidge, Marvan Atapattu, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Viv Richards and Gautam Gambhir.[17]
  4. ^ The number of balls played for the first two centuries were not recorded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Statistics / Statsguru / PA de Silva / Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics / Statsguru / PA de Silva / One-Day Internationals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Players / Sri Lanka / Aravinda de Silva". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "1st Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Oct 16–21, 1985". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Apr 26–30, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Hundred in each innings of a match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 9–13, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 31 – Feb 4, 1991". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Records – Test records – Batting records – Most hundreds in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Records – Test matches – Most hundreds in a career for Sri Lanka". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "1st ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 1, 1990". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "28th Match: Sri Lanka v Kenya at Kandy, Mar 6, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Team records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Wisden – Sri Lanka v Kenya". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Mar 17, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most hundreds in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Records / Sri Lanka / One-Day Internationals / Most hundreds". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Record List : Fastest hundreds in test cricket (100s, 200s & 300s).". 
  20. ^ "1st Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Oct 16–21, 1985". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "3rd Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Nov 7–11, 1985". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "1st Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Dec 8–12, 1989". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 31 – Feb 4, 1991". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "3rd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Mar 1–5, 1991". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "3rd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Aug 4–9, 1993". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Aug 9–13, 1994". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  27. ^ "2nd Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Sep 15–19, 1995". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  28. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Apr 19–23, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  29. ^ a b "2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Apr 26–30, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  30. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2–6, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  31. ^ a b "2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 9–13, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  32. ^ "1st Test: India v Sri Lanka at Mohali, Nov 19–23, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  33. ^ "2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Jan 14–18, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  34. ^ "Only Test: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Aug 27–31, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  35. ^ "1st Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi, Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2000". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  36. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Feb 22–26, 2001". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  37. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Jul 21–23, 2002". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  38. ^ "1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (PSS), Aug 15, 1992". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  39. ^ "3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6, 1994". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  40. ^ "28th Match: Sri Lanka v Kenya at Kandy, Mar 6, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  41. ^ "5th Match: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Sep 3, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  42. ^ "6th Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 4, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  43. ^ "4th Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 7, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  44. ^ "3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 24, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  45. ^ "5th Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Nov 5, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  46. ^ "Final: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 7, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

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