List of international cricket centuries by Sanath Jayasuriya

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Sanath Jayasuriya, who has scored the highest number of ODI centuries for Sri Lanka.

Sanath Jayasuriya is a Sri Lankan cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is an all-rounder and opening batsman, and is known for his aggressive batting style that has earned him the name "Master Blaster".[1][2] His batting style introduced a new strategy to the game during the 1996 World Cup, where he and fellow opener Romesh Kaluwitharana batted highly aggressively in the early overs using fielding restrictions[N 1] to their advantage. This later became a standard opening batting strategy, and according to Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath, Jayasuriya "changed everyone's thinking about how to start innings".[5] As a result of his performances, Jayasuriya was selected as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997,[6] despite not having played in the previous English cricketing season.[N 2][9] He has scored a number of centuries in both Test and One Day International (ODI) games, but has not been able to score a century in a Twenty20 International match, where his highest score is 88.[10]

Although Jayasuriya made his Test debut in 1991, it was not until 1996 that he scored his first century, when he had become a regular player in the Sri Lankan side.[11] His career high of 340 against India in August 1997 was the highest score by a Sri Lankan cricketer until 2006,[12] and is also part of the highest team total (952/6) made in Test cricket.[13][14] He has also scored two double centuries; 213 against England and 253 against Pakistan. His 157 against Zimbabwe in 2004 is the second fastest century by a Sri Lankan player.[15] Jayasuriya, having scored centuries against every Test playing nation except New Zealand and West Indies,[16] retired from Test cricket in 2007 with 14 to his name.[16]

Jayasuriya made his ODI debut in 1989, and started playing as an opening batsman in 1993.[17] He went on to score his first century in 1994 against New Zealand. From then on, Jayasuriya has scored the highest number of ODI centuries for Sri Lanka with 28 to his name. He currently holds the third place for most centuries in a career, behind Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (with 49 ODI centuries) and Ricky Ponting (30 centuries).[18] His second century, 134 against Pakistan in 1996, was scored at a strike rate of 206.15 and was the fastest century in ODI cricket at the time. This record was later broken by Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.[19] The 189 he made against India in 2000 is the sixth highest ODI score in a single innings.[20] Making his second highest ODI score of 157 against the Netherlands in 2006, Jayasuriya paved the way for Sri Lanka to set the world record for the highest ODI team total of 443/9.[21] With his 107 against India on 28 January 2009, Jayasuriya—39 years and 212 days old at the time—became the oldest player to score a century[22] and also became the second player to score more than 13,000 runs in a career.[N 3][23]

Key[edit]

Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
Player of the match
Captained the Sri Lankan side
Test The number of the Test matches played in that series
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
S.R. Strike rate during the innings.
H/A/N The venue was at home (Sri Lanka), away or neutral.
Lost The match was lost by Sri Lanka.
Won The match was won by Sri Lanka.
Drawn The match was drawn.

Test cricket centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A Date Result
1 112  Australia 1 4 3/3 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Away 25 January 1996 Lost[24]
2 113  Pakistan 1 3 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 April 1997 Drawn[25]
3 340♠  India 1 2 1/2 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 2 August 1997 Drawn[26]
4 199  India 1 3 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 9 August 1997 Drawn[27]
5 213  England 1 2 1/1 The Oval, Kennington Away 27 August 1998 Won[28]
6 188†  Pakistan 2 1 3/3 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 28 June 2000 Drawn[29]
7 148†  South Africa 2 1 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 20 July 2000 Won[30]
8 111♠†  India 2 2 1/3 Galle International Stadium, Galle Home 14 August 2001 Won[31]
9 139†  Zimbabwe 2 2 2/3 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 4 January 2002 Won[32]
10 145†  Bangladesh 6 2 1/2 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Home 21 July 2002 Won[33]
11 131  Australia 2 4 2/3 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Home 16 March 2004 Lost[34]
12 157  Zimbabwe 2 2 1/2 Harare Sports Club Ground, Harare Away 6 May 2004 Won[35]
13 253♠  Pakistan 2 3 1/2 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Away 20 October 2004 Won[36]
14 107  Pakistan 1 3 2/2 National Stadium, Karachi Away 28 October 2004 Lost[37]

ODI centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S.R. Venue H/A/N Date Result
1 140  New Zealand 2 1 97.90 Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein Neutral 8 December 1994 No result[38]
2 134♠  Pakistan 1 1 206.15 Padang, Singapore Neutral 2 April 1996 Won[39]
3 120*♠  India 1 2 93.75 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 28 August 1996 Won[40]
4 151*♠  India 1 2 125.83 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Away 17 May 1997 Won[41]
5 108♠  Bangladesh 1 1 130.12 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 22 July 1997 Won[42]
6 134*♠  Pakistan 1 2 117.54 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Away 5 November 1997 Won[43]
7 102♠†  Zimbabwe 1 2 102.00 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Home 26 January 1998 Won[44]
8 105♠†  India 1 1 90.51 Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka Neutral 1 June 2000 Won[45]
9 189♠†  India 1 1 117.39 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah Neutral 29 October 2000 Won[46]
10 103♠†  New Zealand 1 2 124.09 Eden Park, Auckland Away 6 February 2001 Won[47]
11 107†  New Zealand 2 1 92.24 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah Neutral 10 April 2001 Won[48]
12 112♠†  England 1 1 128.73 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Away 2 July 2002 Lost[49]
13 102*♠†  Pakistan 1 2 85.00 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 12 September 2002 Won[50]
14 122♠†  Australia 2 1 116.19 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Away 9 January 2003 Won[51]
15 106♠†  England 2 1 96.36 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Neutral 13 January 2003 Won[52]
16 120♠†  New Zealand 2 1 96.00 Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein Neutral 10 February 2003 Won[53]
17 107*♠  Bangladesh 2 2 105.94 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 23 July 2004 Won[54]
18 130  India 2 2 98.48 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Home 27 July 2004 Lost[55]
19 114♠  Australia 2 1 118.75 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Away 22 January 2006 Won[56]
20 122♠  England 2 1 89.70 The Oval, Kennington Away 20 June 2006 Won[57]
21 152♠  England 2 2 153.53 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Away 1 July 2006 Won[58]
22 157♠  Netherlands 2 1 150.96 VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen Away 4 July 2006 Won[59]
23 111♠  New Zealand 2 2 135.36 McLean Park, Napier Away 28 December 2006 Won[60]
24 109♠  Bangladesh 2 1 125.28 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Neutral 21 March 2007 Won[61]
25 115♠  West Indies 2 1 113.86 Providence Stadium, Guyana Away 1 April 2007 Won[62]
26 130♠  Bangladesh 1 1 147.72 National Stadium, Karachi Neutral 30 June 2008 Won[63]
27 125  India 1 1 109.64 National Stadium, Karachi Neutral 6 July 2008 Won[64]
28 107♠  India 2 1 93.85 Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla Home 28 January 2009 Lost[65]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only two fielders were allowed in the outfield outside the 30 yard circle for a duration of 15 overs from the start of the match. The remaining nine (including the bowler and wicket-keeper) had to be placed inside the circle. This rule has since changed with the introduction of powerplays.[3][4]
  2. ^ A player is selected as a Wisden Cricketer for his "influence on the previous English season".[7] Therefore the selected players are usually those who have excelled in their performances during the season. Jayasuriya, who had not played in it, was selected because his batting had "changed the shape of the one-day game for good", and thereby influenced the English season as well.[8]
  3. ^ Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to go past 13,000 ODI runs.

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