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

It was the 1741st ODI in cricket history

Rajneesh Gupta
01-Aug-2001
  • 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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