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Pathum Nissanka hits first ODI double century in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka opener made history in first ODI against Afghanistan in Pallekele

Sampath Bandarupalli

Pathum Nissanka’s 210* off 139 balls included 20 fours and eight sixes. AFP/Getty Images

1 Pathum Nissanka is the first Sri Lankan to score a double century in ODIs. Sri Lanka’s previous highest score was Sanath Jayasuriya’s 189 against India in the 2000 Coca-Cola Champions Trophy final.

While Nissanka is also the first male cricketer to score a double century in Sri Lankan List A cricket, four female cricketers have scored double tons previously: Sadamali Dolawatte (231* in 2007), Sripali Weerakkody (271* in 2007), Suwini. of Alwis (236* in 2010) and Chamari Athapaththu (201* in 2013).

169 Kumar Sangakkara’s score against South Africa in Colombo in 2013 was the highest individual ODI score in Sri Lanka before Nissanka’s double ton.

210* Nissanka’s score at Pallekele is the highest by any batsman in ODIs against Afghanistan, surpassing Glenn Maxwell’s 201* at Wankhede during the 2023 ODI World Cup.

136 Balls it took Nissanka to reach 200, making it the third-fastest double century in men’s ODIs. Ishan Kishan’s double ton against Bangladesh in 2022 came off 126 balls, while Maxwell’s 201* against Afghanistan came off 128 deliveries.

128 Inbounds runs scored by Nissanka during his 210*, the most by a Sri Lankan batsman in ODIs. The previous high was 110 by Sanath Jayasuriya during his 134 against Pakistan in 1996 and Thisara Perera in his 140 against New Zealand in 2019.

2 Batsmen younger than Nissanka (25 years, 267 days) when they scored a double century in men’s ODIs. Shubman Gill was 23 years and 132 days when he scored 208 against New Zealand in 2023, while Kishan was 24 years and 145 days when he scored against Bangladesh.

Afghanistan’s total in Pallekele is highest in ODIs AFP/Getty Images

381 for 3 Sri Lanka’s total in Pallekele is the third highest in ODIs in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s 398 for 5 against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup is the highest, while Pakistan made 385 for 7 against Bangladesh during the 2010 Asia Cup.

720 Total runs scored in the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. It is now the highest total for an ODI hosted by Sri Lanka, surpassing the 652 runs between Sri Lanka and Kenya during the 1996 World Cup match.

339 for 6 Afghanistan’s total in Pallekele is the highest in the ODI format, surpassing their total of 338 against Ireland in 2017. Afghanistan’s 339 is also the highest of any team in a chase in Sri Lanka.

284 Runs added by Afghanistan after losing their first five wickets for 55 runs. These are the most runs scored in an ODI innings after the fall of the fifth wicket. The previous high was New Zealand’s 267 runs against Sri Lanka in 2015, five for 93.

242 The partnership is developed between Mohammad Nabi and Azmatullah Omarzai, making it the second highest It represents the sixth wicket or one lower wicket in ODI cricket. Grant Eliott and Luke Ronchi hold this record for their unbeaten sixth stand of 267 runs against Sri Lanka in 2015 in Dunedin.

Nabi-Omarzai’s effort is also the second-highest partnership for Afghanistan in ODIs, behind Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s 256-run opening stand against Bangladesh last year.

1 The partnership between Nabi and Omarzai is now the highest among any pair that ends up on the losing side in ODIs. The previous record was a 235-run opening stand by Herschelle Gibbs and Gary Kirsten against India in 2000.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo



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