Statistical highlights: Sri Lanka V Australia

Hambantota: Statistical highlights of the second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

  • Shane Watson has scored 51, 79, 62, 21, 94, 37, 185 not out, 72, 69 & 43 in his last ten innings in a winning cause for Australia.
  • Watson has averaged 49.80 in a winning cause for Australia - 3038 in 97 matches, including five centuries and 18 fifties.
  • Watson has become the first player to amass 1,000 runs in ODIs in 2011, aggregating 1002 at an average of 66.80 in 18 matches. His tally includes two hundreds and seven fifties. He has recorded 100 fours and 39 sixes this year in ODIs.
  • Watson has accomplished the feat of completing 1,000 runs in a calendar year twice - the first occasion being the 2009 calendar year, totalling 1013 (ave 50.65) in 24 matches, including three centuries and three fifties.
  • Mitchell Johnson has captured 31 wickets (ave 18.80) in 16 matches this year - the most by an Australian bowler in 2011.
  • Lasith Malinga has also taken 31 wickets (ave 20.93) in 16 matches in 2011. Both Malinga and Johnson share the highest wickets` tally as on date this year.
  • Ricky Ponting (90 not out) has recorded his 81st in ODIs - his tenth against Sri Lanka.
  • Ponting is the top run-getter in Australia-Sri Lanka ODIs, totalling 1593 (ave 46.85) in 41 matches. He has surpassed Adam Gilchrist`s aggregate of 1511 (ave 50.36) in 30 matches.
  • Ponting`s superb unbeaten 90 off 106 balls is his best innings in ODIs in Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 69 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on February 22, 2004.
  • Ricky Ponting has been adjudged the Man of the Match for 31st time in ODIs, extending his Australian record.
  • Michael Clarke (58 not out off 67 balls) has recorded his 49th fifty in ODIs - his eighth against Sri Lanka.
  • Australia`s well-deserved eight-wicket victory is their largest by wickets` margin against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, bettering their seven-wicket win at Pallekele on August 10, 2011
  • Australia have posted their eighth win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
  • Australia have won five ODIs in a row - three against Bangladesh in Bangladesh in April this year and two against Sri Lanka.
  • Kumar Sangakkara (52) has recorded his tenth fifty against Australia - his 65th in ODIs.
  • Sangakkara enjoys an excellent record this year, aggregating 849 in 19 matches at an average of 60.64, including one hundred and seven fifties.
  • Sangakkara`s above aggregate is the highest by a Sri Lankan in ODIs in 2011.
  • Doug Bollinger (3/35) has recorded his best bowling figures against Sri Lanka.


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