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Match Number 46: Fourth Quarter Finals

IJL Trott {86} and EJG Morgan {50} scored fifties in this game to provide the 90th and 91st occasion of an England batsman scoring fifty in the world cup.

IJL Trott's 86 in this game represents his fifth fifty in this edition of the world cup – 62 vs Netherlands at Nagpur on 22.02.11 : 92 vs Ireland at Bangalore on 02.03.11 : 52 vs South Africa at Chennai on 06.03.11 : 67 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong on 11.03.11 and 86 vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 26.03.11.

IJL Trott became the 56th batsman in the world cup to score five or more fifties in the world cup. He became the fourth England batsman to score five or more fifties in the world cup. Others are – GA Gooch {09}, GA Hick {07} and KP Pietersen {06}.

IJL Trott's five fifties have been scored in a single edition of the world cup. His feat provide the 13th occasion of a batsman scoring five or more fifties in a single edition of the world cup. Other occasions are – DC Boon of Australia in 1987-88 {05} : MD Crowe of New Zealand in 1991-92 {05} : Javed Miandad of Pakistan in 1991-92 {05} : SR Tendulkar of India in 1995-96 {05} : R Dravid of India in 1999 {05} : SR Tendulkar of India in 2003 {07} : DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka in 2006-07 {05} : KP Pietersen of England in 2006-07 {05} ; RT Ponting of Australia in 2006-07 {05} : GC Smith of South Africa in 2006-07 {05} : SB Styris of New Zealand in 2006-07 {05} and Yuvraj Singh of India in 2010-11 {05}.
 

IJL Trott became the second England batsman to score five fifties in a single edition of the world cup. KP Pietersen is the other England batman to perform the feat. He had scored five fifties in 2006-07.

IJL Trott became the second batsman to score five fifties in a ongoing edition of the world cup 2010-11. India’s Yuvraj Singh is the other batman to perform the feat. He had scored five fifties in 2010-11.

IJL Trott's 86 in this game represent his 11th one day half century and 14th fifty. EJG Morgan's 50 represent his 12th one day half century and 16th fifty.

EJG Morgan completed 2000 one day runs when he was 26 during his knock of 50 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate stood at 2024. He became the 19th England batsman to score 2000 plus runs in one day games. His run aggregate include the 744 runs scored representing Ireland.

WU Tharanga's 102 not out in this game represent his sixth world cup fifty – 64 vs India at Port of Spain on 27.03.07 : 62 vs England at North Sound on 04.04.07 : 73 vs New Zealand at Kingston in 24.04.07 : 67* vs Kenya at Col-RPS on 01.03.11 : 133 vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11 and 65* vs England at Col-RPS on 26.03.11.

WU Tharanga with his six fifties became the 37th batsman to score six or more fifties in the world cup. He became the sixth Sri Lankan batsman to score six or more fifties in the world cup. Others are – ST Jayasuriya {09}: PA de Silva {08}: DPMD Jayawardene {07}: A Ranatunga {07} an KC Sangakkara {07}.

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the 212th occasion of a century stand in the world cup. This stand also represents the 56th occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket in the world cup.

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the 20th occasion of a century stand by Sri Lankan batsmen in the world cup. This stand also represents the fourth occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket by Sri Lankan batsmen in the world cup. The other three occasions are – 282 runs between WU Tharanga and WU Tharanga vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11 : 128 runs between RS Mahanama and MAR Samarashekhara vs Zimbabwe at New Plymouth on 23.02.92 and 126* runs between MS Atapattu and ST Jayasuriya at Pietermaritzburg on 14.02.03.

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the 12th occasion of 200 plus runs stand in the world cup. This stand provides the second occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting 200 plus runs stand in the world cup. The other occasions was – 282 runs stand between WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan for the first wicket vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11.

Sri Lanka became the only team in the world cup to post 200 plus runs partnership for any wicket on two occasions with the same partners in the world cup – 282 runs for the first wicket between WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11 and 231* for the first wicket between WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan vs England at Col-RPS on 26.03.11.

Sri Lanka became the only team in the world cup to post 200 plus runs partnership for first wicket on two occasions with the same partners in the world cup – 282 runs between WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11 and 231* runs between WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan vs England at Col-RPS on 26.03.11.

WU Tharana and TM Dilshan became the tenth pair of batsmen in the annals of one day games to partner 200 plus runs on two or more occasions. The complete list read thus – SC Ganguly-SR Tendulkar {03} : M Azharuddin-A Jadeja {02} : R Dravid-SC Ganguly {02} : R Dravid-SR Tendulakar {02} : ML Hayden-RT Ponting {02} : ST Jayasuriya-WU Tharanga {02} : DPMD Jayawardene-WU Tharanga {02} : Mohammad Yousuf-Shoaib Malik {02} ad Rameez Raja-Saeed Anwar {02}.

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game with which he wrote himself into record books with six two hundred runs plus partnerships to his credit in the annals of one day games which constitutes a world record. He went past SR Tendulkar who had five two hundred plus runs partnerships.

WU Tharanga’s six two hundred runs partnerships read thus – 282 runs with TM Dilshan for the first wicket vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11 : 231* runs with TM Dilshan for the first wicket vs England at Col-RPS on 26.03.11 : 286 runs with ST Jayasuriya for the first wicket vs England at Leeds on 01.07.06 : 201 runs with ST Jayasuriya for the first wicket vs New Zealand at Napier on 28.12.06 : 202 runs with DPMD Jayawardne for the first wicket vs Pakistan at Dambulla on 03.08.09 and 215 with DPMD Jaywardene for the first wicket vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 08.01.10.

It is interesting to note that WU Tharanga's six partnership of 200 plus runs have come  for the first wicket – an unique record unparalleled in the annals of one day games.

SR Tendulkar's five partnerships of 200 plus runs partnerships read thus – 252 runs for the first wicket with SC Ganguly vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 07.07.98 : 258 runs for the first wicket with SC Ganguly vs Kenya at Paarl on 24.10.01 : 244 runs for the second wicket vs Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on 23.02.03 : 237* runs for the third wicket with R Dravid vs Kenya at Bristol on 23.05.99 and 331 for the second wicket vs New Zealand at Hyd-LBS on 08.11.99.

WU Tharanga {102 not out} and TM Dilshan {108 not out} scored hundreds in this game providing the 93rd occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds in the annals one day games. This feat provides the tenth occasion of Sri Lankan batsman accomplishing such a feat in one day games.

WU Tharanga {102 not out} and TM Dilshan {108 not out} scored hundreds in this game providing the 23rd occasion of both the opening batsmen scoring hundreds in the annals one day games. This feat provides the sixth occasion of both the Sri Lankan batsman accomplishing such a feat in one day games.

WU Tharanga {102 not out} and TM Dilshan {108 not out} scored hundreds in this game providing the second occasion of both the opening batsmen scoring hundreds in the world cup and on both the occasions it was Sri Lankan opening batsmen.

WU Tharanga {102 not out} and TM Dilshan {108 not out} scored hundreds in this game providing the ninth occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds in the world cup. This feat provides the second occasion of Sri Lankan batsman accomplishing such a feat in the world cup.

WU Tharanga's 102 not out represents his eleventh one day hundred and TM Dilshan's 108 not out represents his tenth one day hundred.

TM Dilshan's 108 not out and WU Tharanga's 102 not out in this game represent the 125th and 126th hundred in the world cup. These two knocks represent the 13th and 14th hundred by Sri Lankan batsmen in the world cup.

TM Dilshan's 108 not out and WU Tharanga's 102 not out in this game represents their second hundred in the world cup. Other Sri Lankan batsmen to score two or more hundreds in the world cup are – ST Jayasuriya {03} : MS Atapattu {02} : PA de Silva {02} and DPMD Jayawardene {02].

TM Dilshan's 108 not out and WU Tharanga's 102 not out scored hundreds in this game providing the sixth occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds against England in the annals of one day games and the second occasions by Sri Lankan batsmen against England in the world cup. It was also the first such occasion against England in the world cup.

TM Dilshan's 108 not out and WU Tharanga's 102 not out scored hundreds in this game providing the third 0ccasion of both the opening batsmen scoring hundreds against England in the annals of one day games.

Sri Lanka's victory without losing a wicket in this game chasing 229 runs provides the third such occasion of a team chasing 200 plus runs in the annals of one day games. The other two occasions are – West Indies won by ten wickets against India  at chasing a target of 200 runs {India – 199 for 7 : West Indies – 200 for no loss} and West Indies won by ten wickets against Pakistan at Melbourne on 23.02.92 chasing a target of 220 runs {Pakistan – 220 for 2 : West Indies – 221 for no loss}.

Sri Lanka's victory without losing a wicket in this game chasing 229 runs provides the second such occasion of a team chasing 200 plus runs in the world cup. The other two occasion was - West Indies won by ten wickets against Pakistan at Melbourne on 23.02.92 chasing a target of 220 runs {Pakistan – 220 for 2 : West Indies – 221 for no loss}.

Thus Sri Lanka's win without losing a wicket in this game chasing 229 runs represents the highest run chase by a team in the annals of one day games and also in the world cup.

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the first occasion team posting 200 plus runs against England in the world cup and the  fourth occasion in one day games. The other three occasions are – 225* runs for the second wicket between AC Gilchrist and RT Ponting of Australia at Melbourne on 15.12.02 : 286 runs for the first wicket between ST Jayasuriya and WU Tharanga of Sri Lanka at Leeds on 01.07.06 and 252* runs for the second wicket between SR Watson and RT Ponting at Centurion on 02.10.09.

Sri Lanka's victory by ten wickets in this game provide the eleventh occasion of team winning aa world cup game without losing a wicket. The other ten occasions are – India beat East Africa at Leeds on 11.06.75 : West Indies beat Zimbabwe at Birmingham on 20.06.83 : West Indies beat Pakistan at Melbourne on 23.02.92 : South Africa beat Kenya at Potchefstroom on 12.02.03 : Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh at Pietermaritzburg on 14.02.03 : South Africa beat Bangladesh at Bloemfontein on 22.02.03 : Australia beat Bangladesh at North Sound on 31.03.07 : New Zealand beat Kenya at Chennai on 26.02.11 : New Zealand beat Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad on 04.03.11 and Pakistan beat West Indies at Dhaka on 23.03.11.

New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka are the three teams to win a world cup game without losing wicket on two occasions.

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the first occasion team posting 200 plus runs against
in a quarter final of the world cup. The previous best was 168 runs for the fourth wicket between LK Germon and CZ Harris of New Zealand vs Australia at Chennai on 11.03.96.

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