Jayawardene completes 9000 ODI runs

Dambulla: Statistical highlights of the cricket tri-series final match between India and Sri Lanka here on Saturday.

  • Mahela Jayawardene, in the course of his 39, has completed his 9000 runs in ODIs, amassing 9003 at an average of 32.73 in 326 matches.
  • Jayawardene became the third Sri Lankan after Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya and 13th overall to complete 9000 runs in ODIs.
  • Jayawardene has taken 307 innings to record the feat - the most taken by any batsman.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (67) has posted his highest innings (third fifty) in a final.
  • Dhoni`s aforesaid knock is his 37th fifty in ODIs – his 13th against Sri Lanka.
  • In the course of his 67 off 100 balls, Dhoni has completed his 3000 runs in day/night games, aggregating 3043 runs at an average of 48.30 in 96 matches. His runs` tally includes five centuries and 19 fifties.
  • Virender Sehwag is the top run-scorer in the just concluded competition, aggregating 268 in five matches at an average of 67.00.
  • Sehwag has received the Player of the series award - his first in Limited-Overs Internationals. For the first time, he has got the Player of the series awards in the same season in Sri Lanka in Tests as well as ODIs.
  • Suraj Randiv (3/40) has recorded his best bowling performance against India, eclipsing the 3 for 51 at Nagpur on December 18, 2009.
  • Randiv`s aforesaid bowling figures are his best in Sri Lanka.
  • Praveen Kumar, with 9 wickets at 23.66, is the top wicket-taker in the just concluded tournament.
  • Praveen`s aforesaid performance is his second best, next only to the 10 (ave. 17.50) in four matches in the Commonwealth Bank series in 2007-08.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan has got his fourth MOM award against India - his tenth in 2010.
  • Dilshan has received four Man of the Match awards this year. He has got two at Dambulla - one each against Bangladesh and India.
  • Sri Lanka`s 74-run victory is their 50th in 128 matches against India - success percentage of of 42.73 (Lost 67 and NR 11).
  • Sri Lanka`s aforesaid triumph is their eighth in a final against India out of 17 played. India have won seven summit clashes against Sri Lanka besides sharing once with Sri Lanka.
  • India became the second nation after Pakistan (542) to have played 500 ODIs on foreign soil.
  • Dilshan (110) has posted his first hundred in Sri Lanka, outstripping the 97 against India at Colombo (RPS) on February 8, 2009.
  • Dilshan`s third century against India is his eighth in ODIs. He took his runs` tally in 2010 to 866 at an average of 57.73 in 17 ODIs - the most by any batsman.
  • Dilshan`s 110 off 115 balls is his best ever innings in a final. He became the third Sri Lankan batsman to register a hundred against India in a final.
  • Sanath Jayasuriya is the first and the only Sri Lankan player to post two hundreds against India in a final - 189 in the Coca Cola Champions Trophy final at Sharjah on October 29, 2000 and 125 in the Asia Cup Final at Karachi on July 6, 2008. Aravinda de Silva had posted 105 in the Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy at Colombo (RPS) on July 7, 1998.
  • Kumar Sangakkara has posted his 58th fifty in ODIs - his 14th against India.
  • Sangakkara`s superb 71 off 62 balls is his tenth fifty in 30 innings as skipper - 1102 at an average of 40.81 at a strike rate of 86.22.
  • Praveen Kumar (10-0-72-1) has recorded his worst bowling performance on foreign soil.
  • Thisara Perera (3/36) has produced his best bowling performance in a final.