Wednesday, September 16, 2009

World Record for Sanath Jayasuriya – Most runs against a specific opposition

Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya has a world record to his credit – he now has most runs against a specific opposition in the history of one day games. He had an aggregate of 2714 runs prior to the start of the third game between Sri Lanka and India in the ongoing Compaq series.
When he was on 17 during the course of his knock of 98 in this game, his aggregate of runs against India stood at 2731 which was a world record for most runs by a batsman against a specific opposition in the history of one day games. At the end of this game, ST Jayasuriya’s run aggregate against India stood at 2812. The previous record was held by SR Tendulkar of India who had amassed 2730 runs against Australia.
ST Jayasuriya and SR Tendulkar are the only two batsmen in the world to aggregate 2500 plus runs against two specific oppositions. At the end of this game, ST Jayasuriya has an aggregate of 2812 runs against India and 2517 runs against Pakistan. SR Tendulkar on his part, has an aggregate of 2730 runs against Australia and 2611 runs against Sri Lanka. He scored 27 runs in this game

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