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Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka
Personal information
Batting style Left hand bat
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Career statistics
Tests ODIs
Matches 107 399
Runs scored 6,791 12,157
Batting average 40.42 32.90
100s/50s 14/30 25/64
Top score 340 189
Balls bowled 8002 13856
Wickets 96 305
Bowling average 34.17 37.25
5 wickets in innings 2 4
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/34 6/29
Catches/stumpings 78/- 114/-
As of June 10, 2007
Source: [1]

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (born 30 June 1969 in Matara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. The
all-rounder has been a member of the Sri Lankan cricket team since 1989. He is the only
player in the world to score over 12,000 runs and capture over 300 wickets in ODIs. He is
also regarded by many critics and supporters as one of the best ODI players to ever play
the game.

Contents
1 Personal Life

• 2 Style and International Career
• 3 Player Statistics
o 3.1 Career Performance
o 3.2 Test Centuries
o 3.3 One Day International Centuries
• 4 International Records
• 5 Awards
o 5.1 Test Matches
o 5.2 ODI Matches
• 6 References

• 7 External links

Personal Life
Jayasuriya was born to Dunstan and Breeda Jayasuriya in Matara and had his education at
St. Servatius College, Matara. It was there that his cricketing talents were nourished by
the Principal, G.L. Galappathy and coach Lionel Wagasinghe.[1]. He has an elder brother,
Chandana Jayasuriya.

Jayasuriya is married to Sandra Jayasuriya and has two daughters and one son.[2]

Sanath Jayasuriya is the first cricketer to be appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador (by


UNAIDS, Geneva) for his commitment to prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people
in Sri Lanka.
Style and International Career
Sanath Jayasuriya revolutionized one day international batting with his aggressive tactics
during the 1996 cricket world cup. The tactic he used was to smash the opening bowlers
to all parts of the cricket ground. This was a novel but potentially match-winning tactic at
that time. Pretty soon this tactic became the standard opening batting strategy in world
cricket. Glenn McGrath cited Jayasuriya in his toughest XI batsmen, noting "it is always
a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and his storming
innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone's thinking about how to start innings."
[3]

Jayasuriya is known for both cuts and pulls along with his trademark shot, a shot over
point. Jayasuriya was promoted to the top of the batting order for ODIs during the 1995-
96 tour of Australia, and, with Romesh Kaluwitharana they made use of the early over
fielding restrictions to score freely. He was instrumental in Sri Lanka's victory in the
1996 Cricket World Cup, where he was adjudged Man of the Tournament in recognition
of his all-round contributions.

He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997 and served as captain
of the Sri Lankan team in 38 Test matches from 1999 to 2003. He is a very useful all-
rounder with a good batting average in both Test cricket and One-day Internationals, and
an excellent batting strike rate in One-day Internationals.

As a left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he has a reasonable bowling average and economy
rate. He regularly helps to decrease the workloads of strike bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan
and Chaminda Vaas and as of August 2007 has 400 international wickets.

Jayasuriya is a skillful infielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing
that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the seventh highest number of
run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the eleventh highest success rate.[4]

Jayasuriya held the record for the highest Test score made by a Sri Lankan, 340 against
India in 1997. This effort was part of a second-wicket partnership with Roshan
Mahanama that set the then all-time record for any partnership in Test history, with 576
runs. Both records were surpassed in July 2006 when fellow Sri Lankan Mahela
Jayawardene scored 374 as part of a 624-run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara against
South Africa.

He also holds the world's second highest ODI score, which is 189 runs against India. In
that match, India were defeated by 245 runs, which as of February 2000, is the second
highest margin of defeat by runs in a One-Day International match. As of February 2007
he holds the four highest individual scores by a Sri Lankan, and seven of the top nine.[2]

He currently holds the record fastest fifty in ODIs, scored off just 17 balls. Jayasuriya
was the previous record-holder for the fastest century (off 48 balls), before losing that
claim to Shahid Afridi of Pakistan. He has hit 241 sixes in one day internationals (ODIs)
and currently holds the world record for most ODI sixes. He has become the fourth
batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. On 20 September 2005, during the
Second Test of the home series against Bangladesh, Jayasuriya became the first Sri
Lankan to play 100 Tests, and the 33rd Test cricketer to achieve this feat. He used to hold
the record of scoring most runs in an ODI over (30; he has achieved this remarkable feat
twice).This record is now with South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs (36 runs in an over).

Jayasuriya announced his intention to retire from Test cricket following the Pakistan tour
of Sri Lanka in April 2006. He reversed his decision soon after however, joining the Sri
Lankan cricket team in England in May 2006. Missing the first two Tests, Jayasuriya
returned in the Third Test at Trent Bridge. [3] Although his test performances were not
notable, he scored two centuries in the one-day Natwest series, including scoring 152 off
99 balls in the final. In that innings, he and Upul Tharanga (109) put on 286 runs for the
first wicket, a new one-day international record. Jayasuriya's batting display earned him
the Man of the Series award as Sri Lanka won the series 5-0.

Following the Natwest Trophy, Sri Lanka travelled to Holland for a two-match one-day
series. In the first game, Jayasuriya scored 157 of 104 balls as Sri Lanka posted the
highest team total in limited-overs cricket (443/9), beating the 438/9 South Africa scored
against Australia in March 2006. Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. On a personal
note the innings was his 4th score of over 150 in ODI cricket and he is currently the only
player to do so. It was also his second successive score of 150 plus, another first in ODI
cricket.

He also scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the
West Indies.

During the World Twenty20 Championships of 2007, Jayasuriya appeared to break his
tradition of using Kookabura bats by wielding a normal Reebok sponsored bat. He
achieved two half centuries in the group stages against New Zealand and Kenya in this
tournament.

Player Statistics
Career Performance
Sanath Jayasuriya's career performance graph.

Test Centuries

The following table illustrates a summary of Test centuries scored by Sanath Jayasuriya

• In the column Runs, * indicates being not out


• The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Test Centuries of Sanath Jayasuriya


Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
[1] 112 17 Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 1996
Sinhalese Sports Club
[2] 113 23 Pakistan Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997
Ground
[3] 340 26 India Colombo, Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium 1997
Sinhalese Sports Club
[4] 199 27 India Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997
Ground
[5] 213 38 England London, England Kennington Oval 1998
[6] 188 50 Pakistan Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium 2000
[7] 148 51 South Africa Galle, Sri Lanka Galle Stadium 2000
[8] 111 60 India Galle, Sri Lanka Galle Stadium 2001
[9] 139 68 Zimbabwe Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium 2002
P.Saravanamuttu
[10] 145 74 Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka 2002
Stadium
[11] 131 85 Australia Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium 2004
[12] 157 87 Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2004
[13] 253 93 Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 2004
[14] 107 94 Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 2004

One Day International Centuries

The following table illustrates a summary of ODI centuries scored by Sanath Jayasuriya
• In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
• The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

One Day International Centuries of Sanath Jayasuriya


Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
Bloemfontein, South
[1] 140 71 New Zealand Springbok Park 1994
Africa
[2] 134 107 Pakistan Singapore The Padang 1996
[3] 120* 111 India Colombo, Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium 1996
[4] 151* 129 India Mumbai, India Wankhede Stadium 1997
Sinhalese Sports Club
[5] 108 136 Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997
Ground
[6] 134* 143 Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 1997
Sinhalese Sports Club
[7] 102 150 Zimbabwe Colombo, Sri Lanka 1998
Ground
[8] 105 200 India Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu Stadium 2000
Sharjah, United Arab Sharjah Cricket
[9] 189 217 India 2000
Emirates Association Stadium
Auckland, New
[10] 103 226 New Zealand Eden Park 2001
Zealand
Sharjah, United Arab Sharjah Cricket
[11] 107 232 New Zealand 2001
Emirates Association Stadium
[12] 112 260 England Leeds, England Headingley 2002
[13] 102* 271 Pakistan Colombo, Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium 2002
[14] 122 284 Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2003
[15] 106 285 England Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2003
Bloemfontein, South
[16] 120 288 New Zealand Goodyear Park 2003
Africa
[17] 107* 319 Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium 2004
[18] 130 320 India Colombo, Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium 2004
[19] 114 347 Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2006
[20] 122 359 England London, England The Brit Oval 2006
[21] 152 362 England Leeds, England Headingley 2006
Amstelveen,
[22] 157 363 Netherlands VRA Ground 2006
Netherlands
[23] 111 371 New Zealand Napier, New Zealand McLean Park 2006
Port of Spain,
[24] 109 381 Bangladesh Queen's Park Oval 2007
Trinidad
[25] 115 384 West Indies Guyana Providence Stadium 2007

International Records
• He jointly holds the record for the second highest ODI score, 189 runs, with Viv
Richards. (Second only to Saeed Anwar's 194.

• He currently holds the record for fastest fifty in ODIs, scored off just 17 balls.

• Jayasuriya jointly holds the record for most sixes in an ODI innings, 11, with
Shahid Afridi. He hit the sixes during an innings of 134 from 65 balls against
Pakistan, in Singapore.

• He is currently the second highest run scorer in ODIs with 12,116 runs in 398
Matches. (Sachin Tendulkar is first with 15043).

• He is the only batsman in history to have four ODI scores above 150.

• He is the only batsman in history to have two consecutive ODI scores above 150.

• Jayasuriya holds the record for the fastest 150 in an ODI innings, off 95 balls
against England in 2006.

• He is currently the second highest centurion in ODIs with 25 under his belt
(second only to Sachin Tendulkar's 41).

• He held the record for the fastest century in ODIs, scored off just 47 balls, before
Shahid Afridi scored a century of 37 balls against Sri Lanka.

• He also holds the record for the 2nd fastest half century in the twenty20 version of
the game; only after Yuvraj Singh who scored the half century in 12 balls

• He became the player with the most number of 6s in ODIs going past Shahid
Afridi when he struck one off Jerome Taylor during the Super 8 encounter against
West Indies on 1 April, 2007. He currently has 240 sixes to his name.

• He held the record for scoring the most runs of an ODI over, 30, a feat which he
achieved twice, against Pakistan and New Zealand. Herschelle Gibbs of South
Africa broke the record by hitting 6 sixes in an over against the Netherlands.

• Jayasuriya has second most Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket after Sachin
Tendulkar.

• As of July 2007, he holds the record for the most ODI appearances.(398 Matches)

• Jayasuriya as of July 2007 has 304 ODI wickets and 12,116 runs.

Awards
Test Matches

Man of the Series Awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result


India in Sri Lanka 571(2 Matches, 3 Innings);
1 1997 Drawn
Test Series 3-84, 2 catches
Sri Lanka in 424( 2 Matches, 4 Innings); Drawn 1-
4 2004/05
Pakistan Test Series 2-47 1

Man of the Match Awards

# Match Season Match Performance Result


1st Test - India in Sri 1st Innings - 340(4x36,
1 1997 Drawn
Lanka Test Series 6x2); 3 wickets, 1 catch
1st Innings - 111(4x16,
1st Test - India in Sri 6x1); 2 catches Won by
2 2001
Lanka Test Series 2nd Innings - 6* (4X1); 10 wickets
1 wicket
1st Innings - 28(4x3); 5
3rd Test - Zimbabwe
wickets Won by
3 in Sri Lanka Test 2001/02
2nd Innings - 36 (4X6); 315 runs
Series
4 wickets, 1 catch
1st Innings - 38(4x4); 1
1st Test - Sri Lanka
wicket, 1 run-out Won by
4 in Pakistan Test 2004/05
2nd Innings - 253 201 runs
Series
(4X33, 6x4)

[edit] ODI Matches

Man of the Series Awards

Match
# Series Season Result
Performance
Wills World Cup in
221(6 Matches); Won World
1 India, Pakistan, Sri 1995/96
7-231, 5 Catches Cup by 7 wickets
Lanka
2 Singer Cup(Ind, 1995/96 221(3 Matches); Won Singer
Pak, SL) in 3-115, 2 Catches Cup by 43 runs
Singapore
Pepsi Independence Won
306(5 Matches);
3 Cup(Ind, NZ, Pak, 1997 Independence Cup
5-200
SL) in India (finals 2-0)
210(3 Matches); Won the
4 India in Sri Lanka 1997
5-184, 1 Catch series 2-0
Zimbabwe in Sri 199(3 Matches); Won the
5 1997/98
Lanka 4-154, 1 Catch series 3-0
Coca-Cola
Champions 413(5 Matches); Won by 245
6 2000/01
Trophy(Ind, Zim, 1-111, 4 Catches runs
SL) in UAE
Coca-Cola
305(7 Matches); Won by 121
7 Cup(Ind, NZ, SL) 2001
3-188, 4 Catches runs
in Sri Lanka
LG Abans
194(5 Matches, 5
Triangular Won by 34
8 2001/02 Innings); 8-167, 1
Series(SL, WI, runs
Catch
Zim) in Sri Lanka
Asia Cup(BD, HK,
293(6 Matches); Won the Asia
9 Ind, Pak, SL, UAE) 2004
4-78, 1 Catch Cup by 25 runs
in Sri Lanka
NatWest
322(5 Matches); Won the
10 Series(Eng, SL) in 2006
5-185 series 5-0
England
Laqshya Series(BD, 53(3 Matches); 9- Won the
11 2007
SL) in Sri Lanka 68 series 3-0

[edit] References
1. ^ http://content-www.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/story/80876.html
2. ^ http://sundaytimes.lk/010225/mirror3.html
3. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,21636767-5012554,00.html
4. ^ Basevi, Trevor (2005-11-08). Statistics - Run outs in ODIs. Retrieved on 2007-
02-05.

[edit] External links


• Cricinfo Player Profile : Sanath Jayasuriya
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Sri Lankan Test Captain Succeeded by
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