7th Match, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

August 1, 2001

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  • It was the 1741st ODI in cricket history.

  • It was Sri Lanka's 360th and New Zealand's 384th match- 50th between these two sides. The record now reads : Sri Lanka 21, New Zealand 26,tied one and abandoned 2.

  • Umpires DN Pathirana and TH Wijewardene were officiating in their 12th and fifth match respectively.

  • Sanath Jayasuriya ,when reached 17,completed his 1000 runs in ODIs against New Zealand. He became first Sri Lankan and the tenth batsman in all to aggregate 1000 runs against New Zealand in ODIs. At the end of this match, he has a tally of 1003 runs from 30 matches against New Zealand. Incidentally Australia's Mark Waugh has aggregated maximum runs against New Zealand in this form of cricket - 1340 in 35 matches. The details :

Runs

Batsman

For

M

Inn

NO

Ave

HS

100

50

0

1340

ME Waugh

Aus

35

35

5

44.67

110

3

9

3

1305

DC Boon

Aus

39

38

5

39.55

100

1

9

1

1301

DM Jones

Aus

27

27

3

54.21

107

2

12

0

1279

SR Tendulkar

Ind

31

30

1

44.10

186*

3

7

3

1260

Saeed Anwar

Pak

32

32

4

45.00

113*

4

7

2

1118

M Azharuddin

Ind

40

39

8

36.06

108*

1

7

0

1054

Salim Malik

Pak

43

41

10

34.00

83

0

8

1

1027

SR Waugh

Aus

56

47

12

29.34

71

0

4

3

1008

G Kirsten

SA

24

24

3

48.00

103

2

7

1

1003

ST Jayasuriya

SL

30

29

0

34.59

140

3

6

3

  • The wicket of Gunawardena was Chris Harris' 25th against Sri Lanka which equalled the record tally of Richard Hadlee for New Zealand.

  • Mahela Jayawardene, on 12,completed his 2000 runs in ODIs. He was playing his 82nd match (and 77th innings). Jayawerdene became the ninth Sri Lankan and the 95th batsman in all to reach this landmark. Jayawardene at the end of the match has 2046 runs to his credit. Other batsmen to aggregate 2000 or more runs in a career for Sri Lanka are Aravinda de Silva (8430 runs in 275 matches),Arjuna Ranatunga (7454 in 269),Sanath Jayasuriya (6797 in 240),Roshan Mahanama (5162 in 213),Marvan Atapattu (4253 in 131),Asanka Gurusinha (3902 in 147),Hassan Tillakaratne (3439 in 181) and Romesh Kaluwitharana (3308 in 165).

  • Chaminda Vaas ,on 2,completed his 1000 runs in ODIs. He became 14th Sri Lankan and 147th batsman in all to do so. By taking 164 matches (and 107 innings) to reach this landmark, Vaas became the slowest in terms of matches taken to complete his 1000 runs. The previous record was held by Pakistani Wasim Akram who needed 126 matches (and 94 innings) for his 1000 runs. The following table has the details :

Batsman

For

Mts

Inns

NO

Ave

Hs

100

0

Reached On

WPUJ Vaas

SL

164

107

38

14.49

50*

0

12

v NZ, Colombo SSC, 31-07-2001

Wasim Akram

Pak

126

94

19

13.33

86

0

10

v Eng,Manchester,24-08-1992

NR Mongia

Ind

113

75

24

19.61

69

0

3

v WI,Centurion, 07-02-1999

IA Healy

Aus

110

74

25

20.41

50*

0

6

v Pak,Colombo SSC,07-09-1994

M Prabhakar

Ind

94

64

16

20.83

106

1

6

v SL,Moratuwa, 14-08-1993

HH Streak

Zim

91

78

30

20.83

59

0

3

v WI,Kingston,02-04-2000

PJL Dujon

WI

91

58

22

27.78

82*

0

3

v Eng,Brisbane,17-01-1987

Azhar Mahmood

Pak

91

69

16

18.87

67

0

4

v SL,Colombo RPS,09-07-2000

IDS Smith

NZ

90

73

16

17.54

62*

0

7

v Aus,Auckland,22-02-1992

  • With this Vaas also completed the allround double of 1000 runs and 200 wicketsbecoming only the fourth player in ODIs to do so after India's Kapil Dev (3782 runs and 252 wickets in 225 matches), Pakistani Wasim Akram (3328 runs and 440 wickets in 319 matches) and teammate Sanath Jayasuriya (6797 runs and 202 wickets in 240 matches).

  • Vaas' three wickets in the match has taken his tally to 203 which puts him on the second place among the leading Sri Lankan wicket takers. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (246) has taken more wickets than Vaas for Sri Lanka. Vaas surpassed fellow teammate Sanath Jayasuriya's tally of 203 wickets.

  • New Zealand's total (115-9) was its lowest ever against Sri Lanka.Its previous lowest was 116 in 34 overs at Moratuwa on March 31,1984.

  • The victory margin of 106 runs equals the Sri Lanka's record in terms of runs against New Zealand. Sri Lanka had beaten New Zealand by identical margin at Sharjah on April 10,2001.

  • Chaminda Vaas won his maiden Man of the Match award. By taking 164 matches to win his maiden award, Vaas achieved yet another dubious distinction of different sorts. He now holds the world record of winning the MoM award for the first time after maximum matches. Vaas has left India's Venkatesh Prasad way behind. Prasad had won his maiden award while playing his 109th match (v England at Sharjah on April 11,1999).

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