Cricket World Cup 2011

Jayawardene unaware of record

2011-02-21 08:31
Mahela Jayawardene celebrates his century against Canada. (AFP)

Hambantota - Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene was unaware on Sunday that he had broken a record set by his former captain Sanath Jayasuriya for the country's fastest century in a World Cup match.

"I didn't know that until the last minute when they asked me (on television), honestly," Jayawardene said after his innings helped secure a 210-run victory over Canada in Group A.

The otherwise calm and composed Jayawardene hit 100 off 81 balls, that included an uncharacteristic four off a reverse sweep to break Jayasuriya's record of an 85-ball hundred made against Bangladesh at Port of Spain in 2007.

"I am quite happy it was a good start for us," he said.


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