<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Mahela Jayawardene to play 400th ODI in tri-series final against India" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130711125703.jpg" title="Mahela Jayawardene to play 400th ODI in tri-series final against India" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Mahela Jayawardene has scored 11,237 runs from his 399 ODIs, smashing 16 centuries and 70 half-centuries © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Jul 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Mahela-Jayawardene/post" target="_blank">Mahela Jayawardene</a> will be playing his 400th ODI on Thursday when <a href="/tags/Sri-Lanka/post" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> take on India in the tri-series final. He will become the second Sri Lankan cricketer after <a href="/tags/Sanath-Jayasuriya/post" target="_blank">Sanath Jayasuriya</a> to achieve such a milestone and third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Jayasuriya in world cricket.<br /> <br /> Jayawardene has scored 11,237 runs from his 399 ODIs, smashing 16 centuries and 70 half-centuries.<br /> On the other hand, Tendulkar has played 463 ODIs and Jayasuriya played 445 ODIs. But both the batsmen have retired from ODI cricket, reports <em>Times of India</em>.<br /> <br /> Earlier, he became the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Mahela-Jayawardene-first-fielder-to-take-200-catches-in-ODIs/28770" target="_blank">first fielder to claim 200 catches</a> in ODIs after he caught <a href="/tags/Shikhar-Dhawan/post" target="_blank">Shikhar Dhawan</a> in the slips on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> Jayawardene who is known as one of the safest hands in the Sri Lankan team achieved the feat in the ongoing match against India. While there have been a few wicketkeepers who hold the distinction, Jayawardene is the first fielder to achieve the feat. The other players who are behind Jayawardene are Ricky Ponting (160), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Mohammad-Azharuddin/post" target="_blank">Mohammad Azharuddin</a> (156), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a> (140), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Stephen-Fleming/post" target="_blank">Stephen Fleming</a> (133), all of whom have retired from the 50-over version.<br /> <br /> While Jayawardene tops the list, the other Sri Lankans who have a formidable record are Muttiah Muralitharan with 130 catches and Sanath Jayasuriya with 123 catches.