At the end of the 47 matches, we all came to the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. In 12 tournaments in the 48 years of World Cup history, Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman to score centuries both in a World Cup final and a World Cup semi-final.
In the 2007 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Mahela Jayawardene played a captain’s knock and scored an unbeaten 115 runs in 109 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes at Kingston. It helped Sri Lanka put in 289 runs for a loss of five wickets in their 50 overs against New Zealand.
Also In the very next World Cup in 2011, Mahela Jayawardena scored an unbeaten 103 runs in 88 balls with 13 fours. It helped Sri Lanka score 274 runs for a loss of six wickets in their 50 overs in the final against India at Wankhede.
After 12 years, Indian batters Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer have the chance to equal the record of Mahela Jayawardene. Both Kohli and Iyer scored hundreds in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against New Zealand at Wankhede. Virat Kohli scored 117 runs while Shreyas Iyer smashed 105 runs in 70 balls, which helped India make 397 runs for a loss of 4 wickets in 50 overs.