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5 most successful batting pairs in ODIs of all-time

Sujith M
ANALYST
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17.15K   //    06 Nov 2018, 10:55 IST

#4 Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Atapattu (L) and Jayasuriya (R) has forged a successful partnership in ODIs for almost a decade
Atapattu (L) and Jayasuriya (R) has forged a successful partnership in ODIs for almost a decade

Two of the most successful Sri Lankan cricketers of all-time, Atapattu and Jayasuriya forged a successful partnership at the top for Sri Lanka in the late 90s and early 2000s. Completely contrasting cricketers in terms of style, approach, and skills, the pair has scripted quite a few memorable wins for Sri Lanka.

Sanath Jayasuriya has scored 13430 runs in One Day Internationals with 28 hundreds and 68 fifties, while Marvan Atapattu has accumulated 8529 runs which included 11 hundreds and 59 fifties. The partnership of Atapattu and Jayasuriya has yielded 5462 runs for Sri Lanka at an average of almost 40. The pair has produced 14 hundred-run partnerships and 26 fifty-run partnerships.

237 runs against Australia in Sydney was the best these two put together.

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