Hambantota: Statistical highlights of the World Twenty20 match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe here.
Jeevan Mendis (43 not out off 30 balls) recorded his highest score in T20Is,
Kumar Sangakkara and Mendis added 94 for the fourth-wicket partnership - Sri Lanka`s highest in the ICC World Twenty20. The said partnership is also their highest for the fourth wicket against Zimbabwe in T20Is.
Jeevan Mendis (3/24) registered his best bowling figures in T20Is.
Sangakkara`s 44 off 26 balls is his highest score against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals.
Sangakkara has managed 464 (ave.27.29) in 19 games - the highest by a wicketkeeper in the ICC World Twenty20.
Three run-outs is a Sri Lankan record in an ICC World Twenty20.
Sri Lanka (182/4) posted their highest total against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals. Their previous highest was 173 for seven at Providence on May 3, 2010.
Zimbabwe (100) registered their second lowest total in Twenty20Is - the lowest is 84 off 15.1 overs against New Zealand at Providence on May 4, 2010.
Sri Lanka`s 82-run win is the joint fourth highest in terms of runs in the ICC World Twenty20.
The margin is the biggest defeat in terms of runs suffered by Zimbabwe in the ICC World Twenty20.
Zimbabwe earned a dubious distinction, losing 13 matches in a row in Twenty20 Internationals since May 2010, outstripping Bangladesh`s tally of losing 12 consecutive matches between September 2007 and May 2010.
In Twenty20 Internationals, Zimbabwe have lost all three games to Sri Lanka. They have won only one and lost four out of five matches played in the ICC World Twenty20.
Sri Lanka have won 13 (the most by a team in the ICC World Twenty20) and lost six out of 19 games played in the ICC World Twenty20 - winning % 68.42.
Sri Lanka`s win is their second highest in Twenty20 Internationals. They had defeated Kenya by 172 runs at Johannesburg on September 14, 2007.
Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda shared a stand of 37 - Zimbabwe`s highest for the first wicket against Sri Lanka in Twenty20Is.
Ajantha Mendis set a Sri Lankan bowling record for most wickets 46 at 9.84 runs apiece in 22 matches in Twenty20Is, overtaking Lasith Malinga`s tally of 41 (ave.20.43) in 34 matches.
Mendis was adjudged Man of the Match for the fifth time in T20Is - his second against Zimbabwe.
Mendis (6/8) became the first Sri Lankan bowler to register a five-wicket haul in the ICC World Twenty20. Pakistan`s Umar Gul was the first to record the feat in the ICC World Twenty20 - 5 for 6 against New Zealand at The Oval on June 13, 2009.
Mendis` figures are the best in the history of the Twenty20 Internationals, eclipsing his own figures of 6 for 16 against Australia at Pallekele on August 8, 2011.
Mendis became the second Sri Lankan bowler to concede eight runs in a four-over spell in T20Is. Angelo Matthews had recorded figures of 4-1-8-2 against Pakistan at Hambantota on June 1, 2012.
The only Sri Lankan bowler to concede less than ten runs in a four-over spell twice is Ajantha Mendis. He had first recorded the distinction against the West Indies - 4-0-9-2 at The Oval on June 19, 2009.
Mendis became the first Sri Lankan bowler to bowl two maiden overs in a four-over spell in a T20I. Shaun Tait had delivered two maiden overs in the 2010 World Twenty20, registering the feat against Bangladesh.
Mendis is the first and only bowler to capture six wickets in an innings and that too twice in Twenty20 Internationals.
First Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:31