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Stats: Australia's 25 match-winning streak at WCup ends

Last updated on: March 05, 2011 23:21 IST

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# Kumar Sangakkara (73 not out) has recorded his highest innings against Australia in the World Cup, obliterating the 54 off 52 balls against Australia at Bridgetown on April 28, 2007.

# Sangakkara's sixth World Cup half-century is his second World Cup fifty against Australia. Thanks to his excellent knock, Sangakkara has recorded an average of 40-plus at the World Cup -- 767 in 25 matches at an average of 40.36.

# Sangakkara's 61st fifty in ODIs is his ninth against Australia.

# With a no-result game against Sri Lanka at Colombo RPS on Saturday, Australia's tally of winning 25 World Cup games in succession has ended.

# Apart from a tied game, Australia's game against Sri Lanka is the first without a result at the World Cup.

# Australia have won 53 games, lost 17 out of 72 played at the World Cup -- success % 75.35 (tied one and one no-result one).

# Thilan Samaraweera (34 not out) has posted his highest innings in the World Cup.

# Tillakaratne Dilshan has posted just one fifty in his last nine innings in ODIs -- 50 against Canada at Hambantota on February 20, 2011.

# Dilshan's batting average against Australia in ODIs is less than 20 -- 372 runs in 22 matches at an average of 19.57, including one fifty -- 62 at Melbourne on February 29, 2008.

# Dilshan has not made any worthwhile score against Australia at the World Cup -- 25 in three innings at an average of 8.33.

# Dilshan's record at home is quite ordinary, aggregating 1535 at an average of 28.96, including one century and five fifties in 69 matches.

# Upul Tharanga, in his three innings against Australia at the World Cup, has recorded the same score (6), aggregating 18 runs at an average of 6.00 with a strike rate of 37.50.

# As captain, Sangakkara has averaged 45.05, aggregating 1532 in 40 matches, including 13 fifties, at a strike rate of 85.01.

# Sri Lanka have won 27 and lost 31 out of 61 played -- winning % 46.61. (tied one and no-result two).

# Sangakkara, as wicketkeeper, has completed his 8000 runs in ODIs, amassing 8047 at an average of 39.44, including eight centuries and 59 fifties in 242 matches.

# Sangakkara (8940) needs 60 runs to complete his 9000 runs in ODIs. His career average is 37.56, including ten centuries and 61 fifties, in 286 matches.

# Sangakkara has become the second wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist to complete the double of 8,000 runs and 300 dismissals in ODIs.

# Sangakkara's runs' tally of 241 at an average of 120.50 in four games in the present competition is exceeded only by Andrew Strauss (280).

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