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List of international cricket centuries at the Asgiriya Stadium

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Asgiriya Stadium is a sports ground in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It has a capacity of 10,300. The ground hosted Test cricket since its first match in 1983 when Sri Lanka played Australia.[1] 21 Test matches have been played at the ground[2] along with 6 One Day Internationals (ODIs), the first of which was in 1986 when Sri Lanka played Pakistan.[3]

Australia batsman Kepler Wessels became the first man to score a Test century at Asgiriya Stadium when he made 141 against Sri Lanka in 1983. The highest Test individual score at the ground was scored by Sri Lanka batsman Marvan Atapattu, who scored 223 runs against Zimbabwe in 1998. Three double centuries have been scored at the venue. Overall, there are 24 Test centuries have been scored at the ground.[4]

Only 2 ODI centuries have been scored at Asgiriya Stadium, and the first by Sri Lanka maestro Aravinda de Silva who scored 145 from 115 deliveries against Kenya in 1996, to achieve the highest ODI team total of 398, ever recorded before passing 400 in 2006 by Australia.[5]

Key[edit | edit source]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Asgiriya Stadium.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won

Test centuries[edit | edit source]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at Asgiriya Stadium.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 141 Kepler Wessels  Australia 188 1  Sri Lanka 22 April 1983 Won
2 143 David Hookes  Australia 152 1  Sri Lanka 22 April 1983 Won
3 116* Mohinder Amarnath  India NA 3  Sri Lanka 14 September 1985 Drawn
4 106 Roy Dias  Sri Lanka 216 4  India 14 September 1985 Drawn
5 124 Duleep Mendis  Sri Lanka 228 4  India 14 September 1985 Drawn
6 100* Inzamam-ul-Haq  Pakistan 125 2  Sri Lanka 26 August 1994 Won
7 223 Marvan Atapattu (1/3)  Sri Lanka 448 1  Zimbabwe 7 January 1998 Won
8 207* Marvan Atapattu (2/3)  Sri Lanka 457 1  Pakistan 28 June 2000 Drawn
9 188 Sanath Jayasuriya (1/3)  Sri Lanka 358 1  Pakistan 28 June 2000 Drawn
10 118* Lance Klusener  South Africa 219 1  Sri Lanka 30 July 2000 Won
11 120 Marvan Atapattu (3/3)  Sri Lanka 219 2  Sri Lanka 30 July 2000 Won
12 101 Mahela Jayawardene (1/3)  Sri Lanka 165 1  England 7 March 2001 Lost
13 109 Nasser Hussain  England 255 2  Sri Lanka 7 March 2001 Won
14 104 Mahela Jayawardene (2/3)  Sri Lanka 149 1  India 22 August 2001 Lost
15 139 Sanath Jayasuriya (2/3)  Sri Lanka 212 2  Zimbabwe 4 January 2002 Won
16 100 Tillakaratne Dilshan  Sri Lanka 129 3  England 10 December 2003 Drawn
17 105 Michael Vaughan  England 333 4  Sri Lanka 10 December 2003 Drawn
18 144 Adam Gilchrist  Australia 185 3  Sri Lanka 16 March 2004 Won
19 161 Damien Martyn  Australia 349 3  Sri Lanka 16 March 2004 Won
20 144 Sanath Jayasuriya (3/3)  Sri Lanka 145 4  Sri Lanka 16 March 2004 Lost
21 157* Kumar Sangakkara (1/3)  Sri Lanka 284 3  West Indies 22 July 2005 Won
22 222* Kumar Sangakkara (2/3)  Sri Lanka 277 2  Bangladesh 11 July 2007 Won
23 165 Mahela Jayawardene (3/3)  Sri Lanka 210 2  Bangladesh 11 July 2007 Won
24 152 Kumar Sangakkara (3/3)  Sri Lanka 269 3  England 1 December 2007 Won

One Day International centuries[edit | edit source]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at Asgiriya Stadium.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 145 Aravinda de Silva  Sri Lanka 115 1  Kenya 6 March 1996 Won
2 106* Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 94 2  West Indies 15 December 2001 Won

See also[edit | edit source]


Others articles of the Topic Cricket : List of international cricket centuries at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, List of Australia One Day International cricket records against India, List of international cricket centuries at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, List of international cricket centuries at the Sydney Cricket Ground, List of international cricket centuries at the Gabba, List of international cricket centuries at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, List of international cricket centuries at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Asgiriya Stadium — Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. "Records / Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy / Test matches / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. "Records / Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy / Test matches / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 9 February 2017.


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