Statistical Highlights of Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 7 April 2003
by Rajneesh Gupta

Scorecard:Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

  • This was the 1998th match in One-day international history.
  • This was the 29th match between these two sides. The record now reads : Sri Lanka 22, Zimbabwe 6, abandoned 1.
  • Hasan Tillakaratne was playing his 200th match. He became seventh Sri Lankan and 34th player overall to do so.
  • Sanath Jayasuriya was playing his 300th ODI. He became second Sri Lankan and only the sixth player after Pakistan’s Wasim Akram (356), India’s Mohammad Azharuddin (334), Australia’s Steve Waugh (325), India’s Sachin Tendulkar (314) and Sri Lanka’s Aravinda de Silva (308).
  • Jayasuriya recorded 21st duck of his career. Now only Pakistan’s Wasim Akram (28) and fellow teammate Romesh Kaluwitharana (22) have aggregated more ducks in a career than Jayasuriya.
  • The duck was eighth for Jayasuriya as Sri Lanka’s captain. Only one batsman- former teammate Arjuna Ranatunga (10) – has aggregated more ducks in a career than Jayasuriya as a captain.
  • The catch of Sangakkara was Grant Flower’s 77th in the field. He has now equalled Alistair Campbell’s Zimbabwean record of most catches in a career as a fieldsman.
  • The wicket of Tillakaratne was 50th for Heath Streak as Zimbabwean captain. He became first player from Zimbabwe and 11th overall to do so.
  • This was Zimbabwe’s first win over Sri Lanka in three years. They had last beaten Sri Lanka at Harare on 19-12-1999 (by six wickets).
  • Grant Flower won Man of the match award for the 11th time in his career. He has now won most such awards for Zimbabwe. Grant was earlier at level with brother Andy with ten awards.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)


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