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Aravinda de Silva completes 8,000 ODI runs (30 March 1999)

30 March 1999

Aravinda de Silva completes 8,000 ODI runs

Atul Kahate

Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva has become the third batsman to score 8,000 runs in Limited Overs International cricket after Desmond Haynes and Mohammad Azharuddin. An average of over 36 and a strike rate in the 80's speak for themselves: De Silva has been Sri Lanka's best batsmen for many years, and one of the world's best today.

De Silva, born on 17 October 1965, made his debut in this form of cricket on 31 March 1984 against New Zealand at Moratuwa. The following tables show De Silva's performances in detail. As can be seen, he is the youngest of the three to reach the 8000-runs-mark.

Table (A) Batsmen scoring 8000 runs in a career
Player Team Mts Ins NO Runs HS Avg H F Z S/R M Azharuddin Ind 312 287 51 8873 153* 37.60 7 55 9 73.79 DL Haynes WI 238 237 28 8648 152* 41.38 17 57 13 64.01 PA de Silva SL 254 247 25 8020 145 36.12 11 55 12 81.79

Table (B) De Silva's batting record against all opponents

Vs Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50 0 S/R

Pak 67 65 5 2155 134 35.92 3 12 4 84.42 Ind 53 50 5 1662 105 36.91 3 12 3 78.47 Aus 30 30 5 1289 107* 51.56 2 9 1 85.19 Zim 14 14 3 766 127* 69.64 2 5 0 88.97 NZ 31 31 3 748 66 26.71 0 7 2 74.06 WI 25 25 0 436 68 17.44 0 3 0 72.91 Eng 12 12 3 392 80 43.56 0 3 0 89.29 SA 15 15 1 232 73 16.57 0 2 2 64.44 Ken 2 2 0 200 145 100.00 1 1 0 123.46 Ban 5 3 0 140 89 46.67 0 1 0 57.95

Home 62 59 10 2224 145 45.39 5 14 0 86.41 Away 192 188 15 5796 134 33.49 6 41 12 80.12

TOTAL 254 247 25 8020 145 36.12 11 55 12 81.79

Table (C) De Silva's batting record in each season

Season Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50 0 S/R

1983-84 4 4 1 40 14* 13.33 0 0 0 38.81 1984-85 11 11 3 314 81* 39.25 0 3 0 79.78 1985-86 15 13 0 240 86 18.46 0 2 2 84.85 1986-87 6 6 0 96 51 16.00 0 1 0 46.60 1987-88 18 18 2 486 88 30.38 0 4 0 74.09 1988-89 6 5 0 243 69 48.60 0 2 0 98.78 1989-90 16 16 0 488 96 30.50 0 3 1 90.02 1990-91 11 11 1 368 104 36.80 1 2 1 84.55 1991-92 13 12 0 255 62 21.25 0 1 0 68.00 1992-93 11 11 3 454 105 56.75 1 2 0 101.34 1993-94 20 20 2 627 68 34.83 0 7 1 71.41 1994-95 26 25 2 776 107* 33.74 1 5 1 80.75 1995-96 29 28 2 940 145 36.15 2 4 1 90.30 1996-97 24 24 5 1274 134 67.05 3 9 2 84.76 1997-98 31 30 3 1083 105 40.11 3 6 1 86.09 1998-99 13 13 1 336 81 27.91 0 4 2 66.27

Table (D) De Silva's batting record in each Place (country)

Place Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50 0 S/R

SL 62 59 10 2224 145 45.39 5 14 0 86.41 Ind 37 36 4 1438 104 44.90 1 15 2 80.86 UAE 45 45 3 1302 134 31.00 1 8 3 74.97 Aus 43 42 3 1128 81* 28.92 0 8 1 77.66 Pak 22 22 3 618 107* 32.53 2 1 2 83.74 SA 12 12 0 361 95 30.08 0 4 2 79.17 NZ 11 11 0 251 66 22.82 0 2 1 68.02 Zim 3 3 2 239 107* 239.00 1 1 0 112.21 Ken 3 3 0 180 122 60.00 1 1 0 105.88 Ban 6 5 0 140 69 28.00 0 1 1 100.72 Eng 4 4 0 95 34 23.75 0 0 0 79.17 WI 2 2 0 32 25 16.00 0 0 0 78.05 Sin 4 3 0 12 7 4.00 0 0 0 57.14

Table (E) De Silva's Milestones

Milestone Mts Ins Age Period Milestone reached 1000 50 48 22/ 94 3/295 Aus Sydney 19 Jan 1988 2000 77 74 25/ 45 6/246 Ind Nagpur 01 Dec 1990 3000 112 108 27/281 9/117 Ind Colombo (3) 25 Jul 1993 4000 146 141 29/ 48 10/249 Pak Centurion 04 Dec 1994 5000 178 173 30/140 11/341 Ken Kandy 06 Mar 1996 6000 200 194 31/168 13/ 4 Zim Sharjah 03 Apr 1997 7000 222 216 32/ 22 13/223 SA Lahore 08 Nov 1997 8000 254 247 33/165 14/364 Ind Pune 30 Mar 1999

Table (F) The 8000th run

Player Team Mts Ins Age Period Milestone reached DL Haynes WI 220 219 37/ 12 15/ 6 Pak Johannesburg 27 Feb 1993 PA de Silva SL 254 247 33/165 14/364 Ind Pune 30 Mar 1999 M Azharuddin Ind 278 257 35/ 65 13/ 85 Aus Delhi (1) 14 Apr 1998

Contributed by: Atul Kahate (AKahate@yahoo.com)

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