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Match Number 38: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

- WU Tharanga was run out for 3 in this game providing the 88th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman run out in the World Cup.

 

- WU Tharanga was run out for 3 in this game providing the 88th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman run out in the World Cup.

 

- WU Tharanga and M Muralitharan were run out in this game providing the 49th and 50th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup.

 

- KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 145 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 206th occasion of a century partnership in the World Cup. This stand also represents the 55th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup.

 

- KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 145 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 19th occasion of a century partnership by Sri Lanka batsmen in the World Cup. This stand also represents the seventh occasion of a three figure partnership by Sri Lankan batsmen for the third wicket in the World Cup.

 

- KC Sangakkara scored 111 providing the 122nd occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. His knock represents the 12th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It was his first hundred in the World Cup.

 

- KC Sangakkara scored 111 providing the 20th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in the World Cup. His knock represents the third occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a hundred in the World Cup. Interestingly all the three hundreds have come against New Zealand. The other two hundreds are - 120 by ST Jayasuriya vs New Zealand at Bloemfontein on 10.02.03 and 115* by DPMD Jayawardene vs New Zealand at Kingston on 24.04.07.

 

- KC Sangakkara completed 9000 one day runs when he was on 49 during his knock of 111 in this game. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 9062. He became the 14th batsman to total 9000 plus runs in the annals of one day games. He became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to total 9000 plus runs. The other three are - ST Jayasuriya {13428} : DPMD Jayawardene {9319} and PA de Silva {9284}.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 111 in this game represent his 11th one day hundred and his first in the World Cup. KC Sangakkara's 111 in this game provides the 43rd occasion of a batsman scoring 111 in the annals of one day games and seventh occasion of a batsman scoring 111 in the World Cup. The other six occasions are - 111 by Aamir Sohail of Pakitsan vs South Africa at Karachi on 29.02.96 : 111 by BC Lara of West Indies vs South Africa at Karachi on 11.03.96 : 111 by JM Davison of Canada vs West Indies at Centurion on 23.02.03 : 111* by SC Ganguly of India vs Kenya at Durban on 20.03.03 : 111* by SB Styris of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at St George's on 12.04.07 and 111 by SR Tendulkar of India vs South Africa at Nagpur on 12.03.11.

 

- M Muralitharan captured four wickets for 25 in this game providing the 25th occasion of his capturing four or more wickets in the annals of one day games. He became the second bowler to capture 25 or more wicket hauls in one day games after Waqar Younis of Pakistan who has captured 27 four wicket hauls to his credit.

 

- M Muralitharan's 4 for 25 in this game represents his 15th exact four wickets haul and became the second bowler to capture 15 or more exact four wicket hauls. Wasim Akram is the other bowler with 17 exact four wicket hauls. M Muralitharan went past Waqar Younis who had 14 exact four wicket hauls.

 

- M Muralitharan's 4 for 25 in this game provide the 156th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. His figures provide the 15th occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler capruring four or more wickets in the World Cup.

 

- M Muralitharan's 4 for 25 in this game represent his fourth four wicket haul in the World Cup. The other three occasions are - 4 for 28 vs Kenya at Nairobi {Gym} on 24.02.03 : 4 for 19 vs Ireland at St George's on 18.04.07 and 4 for 31 vs New Zealand Kingston on 24.04.07.

 

- With four four wicket hauls M Muralitharan became the second bowler in the World Cup to capture four wickets hauls on four occasions in the World Cup. The other bowler is SK Warne of Australia - 4 for 34 vs Zimbabwe at Nagpur on 01.03.96 : 4 for 36 vs West Indies at Mohali on 14.03.96 : 4 for 29 vs South Africa at Birmingham on 17.06.99 and 4 for 33 vs Pakistan at Lord's on 20.06.99.

 

- Sri Lanka won this game by 112 runs providing the 50th occasion of a team winning a game by 100 plus runs margin in the World Cup. This win represents Sri Lanka's seventh win in the World Cup by 100 plus runs margin. Sri Lanka became the fourth team in the World Cup to win seven or more games by 100 plus runs margin. Others are - Australia {08} : New Zealand {07} and South Africa {07}.

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