Wednesday 28 January 2009 

Jayasuriya Century For Sri Lanka In Dambulla

Jayasuriya Century For Sri Lanka In Dambulla
Jayasuriya Century For Sri Lanka In Dambulla
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Sri Lanka 246-7 (Jayasuriya 107, I Sharma 3-52) v India


1st One Day International, Dambulla

Sanath Jayasuriya hit his 28th One Day International century as Sri Lanka reached 246 for seven in the first match against India in Dambulla.

Jayasuriya hit ten fours and a six to make 107 in 114 balls to prop up his side's innings after in-form opening partner Tillakaratne Dilshan was run out for a duck in the first over of the match.

He added 118 with Kumar Sangakkara (47) and 51 with Thilina Kandamby (17) before he was caught by Munaf Patel off of Zaheer Khan in the 40th over.

India kept up the pressure with further wickets with only Farveez Maharoof, who hit a swift 35, breaking the shackles despite some late blows from Chamara Kapugedera (15) and Thilan Thushara (12 not out).

Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers with three for 52, including the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene, who made 11 batting at number six.

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