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'Dambulla hundred one of my best against India'

His team may have ended up on the losing side but explosive Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya says he would rate the century in Dambulla as one of the finest he has hit against India.

cricket Updated: Jan 30, 2009 13:44 IST

His team may have ended up on the losing side but explosive Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya says he would rate the century in Dambulla as one of the finest he has hit against India.

"It (the century) will be the one I remember most among all the hundreds that I have scored against them (India)," Jayasuriya told PTI.

At 39 years of age, the left-hander from Matara broke former England opener Geoff Boycott's record as the oldest man to score a century with his 28th ton in Dambulla.

"I think my 107 on Wednesday was good because I was playing to meet the team's demands. The ball was seaming mostly in the morning and we did not have the best of starts when Dilshan got run out," Jayasuriya said.

Asked to name his best innings against India, the left-hander said, "there is nothing like my 151 not out."

He mauled the Indians to all parts of the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in May 1997.

All Indian bowlers including Anil Kumble and the present bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad were put to sword in an innings lasting under two hours.