J’dene becomes fourth batsman to smash T20 ton

Updated: May 04, 2010, 11:26 AM IST

Providence: Statistical highlights of the Group B match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 World Cup here.

  • 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 is 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.
  • 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.


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