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List of international cricket centuries at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

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The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium[1] or abbreviated MRIC Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The ground staged its first One Day International in 2011, when hosts Sri Lanka played Canada during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The first Twenty20 International was played in 2012 between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.[2]

The first player to score a century at MRIC Stadium is Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene who scored 100 from 81 deliveries against Canada in a 2011 Cricket World Cup match. The highest score at the ground is 133 made by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara against India in 2012.[3] As of February 2020, there are 15 ODI centuries recorded at the ground.

The highest T20I score at the ground is 85 by South African Faf du Plessis in 2015 against Sri Lanka.

Key[edit]

  • * 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 name denotes his century number at the P Sara Stadium.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won[4][5][6] lost[7][8] or if the match was drawn[9] or a no result.[10]

List of centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.[11]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 100 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 81 1  Canada 20 February 2011 Won
2 111 Upul Tharanga  Sri Lanka 139 1  Australia 16 August 2011 Won
3 106 Virat Kohli  India 113 1  Sri Lanka 21 July 2012 Won
4 133 Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka 151 2  India 21 July 2012 Lost
5 112 Tamim Iqbal  Bangladesh 136 1  Sri Lanka 23 March 2013 Lost
6 113* Tillakaratne Dilshan  Sri Lanka 108 2  Bangladesh 23 March 2013 Won
7 128 Quinton de Kock  South Africa 127 1  Sri Lanka 12 July 2014 Won
8 108 AB de Villiers  South Africa 71 1  Sri Lanka 12 July 2014 Won
9 116 Kusal Perera  Sri Lanka 109 1  Pakistan 26 July 2015 Won
10 111 Hamilton Masakadza  Zimbabwe 97 1  Sri Lanka 6 July 2017 Lost
11 102 Niroshan Dickwella (1/2)  Sri Lanka 116 2  Zimbabwe 6 July 2017 Won
12 116 Danushka Gunathilaka  Sri Lanka 111 2  Zimbabwe 6 July 2017 Won
13 116 Niroshan Dickwella (2/2)  Sri Lanka 118 1  Zimbabwe 8 July 2017 Lost
14 119 Kusal Mendis    Sri Lanka 119 1  West Indies 26 February 2020 Won
15 127 Avishka Fernando    Sri Lanka 123 1  West Indies 26 February 2020 Won

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic Cricket : List of NSW Central Coast cricket club season averages 1900-54, List of NSW Central Coast Cricket First Grade Premiers, List of international cricket centuries at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, List of Australia One Day International cricket records against India, List of international cricket centuries at Manuka Oval, List of international cricket centuries at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, List of international cricket centuries at the Asgiriya Stadium
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References[edit]

  1. "Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. "Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records / Won". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  5. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Won". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  6. "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records / Won". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  7. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records / Lost". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  8. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Lost". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  9. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records / Drawn". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  10. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / No Result". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  11. "Records / Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota / One-Day Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2015.


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