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August 03: Mahela Jayawardena’s first hundred

On This Day in 2009, Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene scored his first ODI hundred as an opening batsman. He scored 123 runs in 108 balls, with 14 fours and a six. It was recorded as his first hundred and highest score at Dambulla in ODI matches.

On This Day in 2009, Sri Lankan openers Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Tharanga shared a 202-run partnership for the first wicket. It helped Sri Lanka chase down the target of 289 runs against Pakistan.

On This Day in 2017, Sri Lankan left-arm bowler Malinda Pushpakumara made his debut in Test matches. He made his Test debut at the Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground in Colombo against India. He picked up two wickets in his first appearance in a Test match. Malinda Pushpakumara has played four matches and claimed 14 wickets.

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