# Craig Ervine and Charles Coventry were making their T20 debut for Zimbabwe. Now 24 players have represented Zimbabwe in this format of the game.
# Mahela Jayawardene [ Images ] (100) became the first Sri Lankan and fourth batsman to score a hundred in T20s. Other batsmen to have achieved the feat are Chris Gayle [ Images ], Brendon McCullum [ Images ] and Suresh Raina [ Images ].
# Jayawardene took 63 balls to reach the three-figure mark, which makes it the slowest hundred in T20s. Gayle and McCullum completed their tons in 50 balls, while Raina took 60 deliveries to reach the landmark figure.
# Jayawardene's innings is so far the best by a Sri Lankan batsman in T20s. The previous best was 96 not out by Tillakaratne Dilshan [ Images ] against the West Indies [ Images ] at the Oval on June 19, 2009.
# Jayawardene's score was also the highest by any batsman against Zimbabwe, obliterating England's [ Images ] Kevin Pietresen's 79 at Cape Town on September 13, 2007.
# This was Jayawardene's fourth fifty-plus score in a World Cup. He has equalled India's [ Images ] Gautam Gambhir's [ Images ] and Australia's [ Images ] Matthew Hayden's [ Images ] record of most fifties in the World Cup.
# Jayawardene became first batsman to aggregate 400 runs in a World Cup during his innings. His tally stands at 494 runs at the end of the match against Zimbabwe.
# Jayawardene also became the first batsman to hit 50 fours in the World Cup. He has now hit 51 boundaries in the World Cup.
# Jayawardene also completed 600 runs in T20s during his innings to become the third Sri Lankan (after Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya [ Images ]) and seventh batsman overall.
# Incidentally Jayawardene - with 622 runs - now holds the record of highest run-aggregate by a Sri Lankan batsman in T20s.
# Tillakaratne Dilshan completed 1500 runs in Twenty20 [ Images ] games during his brief innings. He became the fourth Sri Lankan after Kumar Sangakkara [ Images ] (1984), Mahela Jayawardene (1911) and Sanath Jayasuriya (1773) and 26th batsman overall to do so.
# Sri Lanka won this game through the Duckworth-Lewis method. This was the sixth time that a T20I was decided by D/L method. Four of these games have been won by sides batting first. Interestingly this was the first time an innings was curtailed after exactly 5 overs, which is the minimum length of a match for applying the D/L method.
# This was the second time Sri Lanka won a game by D/L method. They had beaten New Zealand [ Images ] by 18 runs (batting second) at Wellington on December 22, 2006.
# Jayawardene won his second Man of the Match award in T20s.