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Jayasuriya's century quickest in England

**Sanath Jayasuriya playing in his 260th match registered his 12th LOI hundred, which was also his ninth away from home.

**It was his first three-figure innings against England. His previous highest score was 82 (in 44 balls) at Faisalabad on 9-3-1996, which was during the 1996 World Cup.

**Jayasuriya's 78-ball 100 was the quickest in terms of balls by any batsman in a LOI match in England. The previous quickest was the 82-ball hundred by West Indian Clive Lloyd during his 102 against Australia at Lords on 21-6-1975, in the final of the 1975 World Cup.

**The Sri Lankan's hundred was also the quickest by any batsman against England obliterating the previous best by Pakistani Majid Khan in 88 balls during his knock of 109 at Nottingham on 31-8-1974..

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