January 28, 2009

Jayasuriya, Oldest Player to score an ODI hundred

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Jayasuriya scored yet another century against the Indian bowling attack. He loves the Indian bowlers and regularly feasts on them. Today is no different. He did not explode, as the slow nature of pitch did not allow that kind of free hitting. But, still, he made 107 runs off 114 deliveries at a healthy strike rate of 93.85. His knock included 10 fours and a six.

Jayasuriya also became the oldest cricket player to score an ODI hundred. He surpassed Geoffrey Boycott's record (!) that stood for close to 30 years. Boycott, playing for England, scored a century against Australia on 11 December 1979 in Sydney, during the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup. Boycott was aged 39 years and 51 days when he scored that century. Jayasuriya, at 39 years and 212 days, has become the oldest player to score an ODI hundred. This is Jayasuriya's 28th ODI hundred and his 7th ODI hundred against the Indians. His love for the Indian bowling continues.

Sri Lanka closed the innings at a healthy 246/7, thanks mainly to the hundred from Jayasuriya. Sangakkara scored 44 and Maharoof blasted through a quickfire 35 from just 27 deliveries. Ishant Sharma picked 3 wickets for 52 runs. Zaheer Khan picked 1 for 40 while Ojha had figures of 1 for 52.

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