Statistical highlights of the first India and Sri Lanka ODI
Following are the statistical highlights of the first India and Sri Lanka ODI played at Madhavrao Scindia stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday.cricket Updated: Dec 15, 2009 22:50 IST
Following are the statistical highlights of the first India and Sri Lanka ODI played at Madhavrao Scindia stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday.
# The Rajkot ODI has produced three stands of 150-plus or four stands of 100 -- a feat recorded for the first time.
# Both the teams' opening pairs have recorded 150, which has happened for the first time in an ODI.
# Zaheer Khan (10-0-88-0) has earned a dubious distinction of conceding most runs in an innings for India, bettering the figures of Srinath (10-0-87-0) against Australia at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with his 72 and 2 stumpings, has become the third wicketkeeper to complete the double of 5000 runs and 200 dismissals in ODIs.
# Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the ninth to complete 200 dismissals (149 catches + 51 dismissals) or more in ODIs.
# Dhoni, during the course of his 72, has become the eighth Indian to amass 5,000 runs in ODIs. The seven Indians with more runs than Dhoni were: Sachin Tendulkar (17247), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10765), Mohammad Azharuddin (9378), Yuvraj Singh (7226), Virender Sehwag (6876) and Ajay Jadeja (5359).
# Dhoni (5026) is the fourth wicketkeeper to make 5,000 runs as wicketkeeper, joining Adam Gilchrist (9410), Kumar Sangakkara (6767) and Andy Flower (5845).
# In the history of ODIs, Dhoni is the only wicketkeeper to have aggregated 5000 runs apart from averaging 50.
# Tillakaratne Dilshan has recorded his career best - 160 off 124 balls.
# Dilshan's outstanding knock is the second highest innings for Sri Lanka in ODIs - the highest being the 189 by Sanath Jayasuriya against India at Sharjah on October 29, 2000.
# Dilshan's 73-ball century is the fastest by a Sri Lankan batsman against India, obliterating Sanath Jayasuriya's 79-ball century at Karachi on July 6, 2008.
# Dilshan's fourth hundred in ODIs is his first against India. His innings is the second highest by a visiting batsman against India on Indian soil.
# India have registered a three-run win - their narrowest victory margin over Sri Lanka on Indian soil.
# The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Rajkot has provided the second occasion when both the teams have recorded 400 or more in the same ODI. Australia-South Africa encounter at Johannesburg on March 12, 2006 (Australia 434/4 and South Africa 438 for 9).
# The first ODI of the series has produced 825 for 15 wickets, which is the best ever in India and the second highest in the history of Limited-Overs Internationals - the highest is 872 for 13 in the Johannesburg ODI as above.
# Sri Lanka, India and South Africa share a record for posting 400 twice. Australia and New Zealand have achieved the feat once.
# The total posted by India (414 for seven) is the highest total by any team against Sri Lanka, surpassing their own total of 373 for six at Taunton on May 26, 1999.
# India's highest ever total of 414 for seven is the best by any team, when asked by the opponents to bat, in One Day Internationals.
# Sachin Tendulkar (69 off 63 balls) has celebrated his 600th international game with his 92nd fifty - his 16th against Sri Lanka.
# Dilshan's aforesaid innings is the fifth best on Indian soil - the top four innings being the 194 by Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) against India at Chennai on May 21, 1997, 186 not out by Sachin Tendulkar (India) against New Zealand at Hyderabad on November 8, 1999, 183 not out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India) against Sri Lanka at Jaipur on October 31, 2005 and 175 by Sachin Tendulkar (India) against Australia at Hyderabad on November 5, 2009.
# Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were associated in an opening partnership of 153 - India's highest against Sri Lanka at Rajkot.
# Another 150-plus stand was shared for the second wicket between Sehwag and Dhoni (156) - the highest for this wicket-position at Rajkot, surpassing the 109 by New Zealand pair, Nathan Astle and Roger Twose against India on November 5,1999.
# With two successive stands of 150 and above for the first and second wickets, a rare feat has been witnessed for the first time.
# Dilshan and Tharanga were involved in a first-wicket stand of 188 - Sri Lanka's best against India.
# Upul Tharanga (67 off 60 balls) has posted his 12th fifty - his second against India.
# Tharanga's aforesaid innings is his highest against India, bettering the 64 off 90 balls at Port of Spain on March 23, 2007.
# Kumar Sangakkara (90 off 43 balls) has posted his 50th fifty in ODIs - his 8th against India.
# India's match-winning score (414/7) is now their best score, obliterating the 413 for five against Bermuda in the World Cup at Port of Spain on March 19, 2007.
# Sri Lanka (411/8) have recorded their second highest total in ODIs - their highest being 443 for 9 against Netherlands at Amstelveen on July 4, 2006.
# Sri Lanka became the third team after South Africa and India to register two totals of 400 or more.
# Sri Lanka is the only team to have lost the match after scoring 400 in the second innings of an ODI.
# Virender Sehwag has received the Man of the Match 19th time in ODIs - his second against Sri Lanka.
# Sehwag's career-best 146 off 102 balls is his 12th century in ODIs - his second against Sri Lanka. His 66-ball century is the quickest for India against Sri Lanka.
# Sehwag holds an Indian record with his 60-ball century against New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009.