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Sangakkara joins Ponting, Jayasuriya to hold new records against India

Last updated on: March 01, 2014 13:27 IST

Mendis is the fourth Lankan bowler to capture 20 wickets or more at the Asia Cup

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Sri Lanka recovered from a batting collapse to win the Asia Cup One-Dayer against India on Friday after a super-century from Kumar Sangakkara.

Here are the statistical highlights from that match played in Fatullah.

# Ajantha Mendis has so far bagged 21 wickets at an average of 9.76 in six Asia Cup matches with a strike rate of 14.8.

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# Mendis is the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to capture 20 wickets or more at the Asia Cup, joining Muttiah Muralitharan (30), Chaminda Vaas (23) and Sanath Jayasuriya (22).

# Mendis has taken four wickets or more four times in the tournament. In the Asia Cup final against India at Karachi on July 6, 2008, he had bagged six for 13.


Image: Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera and Ajantha Mendis walk back to the pavillion after winning the match
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Kohli shares record with Tendulkar, Azhar

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# Virat Kohli is only the third Indian to play 100 ODIs in a row after Sachin Tendulkar (185) and Mohammad Azharuddin (126) previously achieved the feat.

# Kohli, in the course of his 48, completed 1500 runs against Sri Lanka in ODIs -- his tally being 1527 runs at an average of 52.65 in 35 matches.

# Kohli is one of the eight Indian batsmen to manage 1500 runs or more against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

# Kohli's batting record as captain is quite impressive in ODIs -- his tally being 516 runs (ave.73.71) in eight innings, including three hundreds and a fifty.


Image: Virat Kohli is clean bowled by Ajantha Mendis
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Dhawan the fifth Indian player to get out in the nervous nineties

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# Shikhar Dhawan (94 off 114 balls) has posted his highest score against Sri Lanka in ODIs, bettering the 68 at Cardiff on June 20, 2013.

# Dhawan's knock is his highest score at the Asia Cup. He became the fifth Indian player to get out in the nervous nineties at the Asia Cup. Sachin Tendulkar (93 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka on June 1, 2000); Ajay Jadeja (93 vs Pakistan at Dhaka on June 3, 2000); Gautam Gambhir (90 vs Bangladesh at Karachi on June 28, 2008) and Mohammad Azharuddin (90 not out vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 14, 1995) had previously registered scores in the 90s.

# Dhawan has recorded his sixth fifty in ODIs -- his second against Sri Lanka.


Image: India's Shikhar Dhawan (left) plays a ball as Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara watches
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Sangakkara became the third batsman to post six hundreds or more against India

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# Sachithra Madhushanka Senanayake (3/41) registered his best bowling figures in ODIs.

# Sri Lanka have won 10 and lost nine out of 19 ODIs contested against India at the Asia Cup.

# Sangakkara received his 25th Man of the Match award in ODIs. His tally accounts for four against India.

# Sangakkara (103 off 84 balls) recorded his 18th century in ODIs -- his sixth vs India.

# Sangakkara has 12 hundreds to his credit in a winning cause and six in a losing cause in ODIs. His magnificent strike rate of 122.61 during his innings is his second highest in ODIs whenever he has registered a hundred. During his innings of 169 off 137 balls against South Africa at Colombo (RPS) on July 20, 2013, his strike rate was 123.35.

# Sangakkara became the third batsman to post six hundreds or more against India in ODIs, joining Sanath Jayasuriya (7) and Ricky Ponting (6).


Image: Kumar Sangakkara on the way to his hundred against India on Friday
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Sangakkara completed 4000 runs against India

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# Sangakkara's ODI batting record since January 2013 is splendid -- his tally being 1507 at an average of 65.52 in 29 ODIs, including four hundreds and 11 fifties. Virat Kohli is the only one to amass more runs than Sangakkara during this period -- his tally being 1743 runs at an average of 56.22 in 41 matches.

# Sangakkara, in the course of his sixth hundred against India, completed his 4,000 runs against India in international cricket, aggregating 4066 (ave.45.17) in 91 matches, including 11 centuries. The first two batsmen to amass 4,000 runs or more in international cricket against India being Ricky Ponting (4795) and Mahela Jayawardene (4340).


Image: Dinesh Karthik tries to run out Kumar Sangakkara
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Jadeja registered his best bowling performance in Asia Cup

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# A number eleven batsman has recorded two sixes or more 11 times in an ODI. Mohammed Shami's unbeaten innings of 14 off seven balls had two sixes.

# Ravindra Jadeja (3/30) registered his best bowling performance at the Asia Cup.

# Ravichandran Ashwin became the 17th Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in ODIs.

# Kusal Perera (64 off 81 balls) recorded his first fifty against India -- his third in ODIs.

# Shami (10-0-81-3) conceded 80 runs or more in an ODI for the second time -- the first instance was 10-0-84-2 vs New Zealand at Auckland on January 25, 2014.

# Only Zaheer Khan has conceded more runs for India against Sri Lanka in an ODI -- 10-0-88-0 at Rajkot on December 15, 2009. Ashish Nehra had figures of 10-0-81-1 in the same game.

# Spinners have captured eight wickets or more against India in an ODI for the fifth time. 


Image: Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene leaves the field as India's fielders celebrate his dismissal
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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