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10 key stats from the India-Sri Lanka WT20 final

Last updated on: April 07, 2014 12:07 IST

10 key stats from the India-Sri Lanka WT20 final

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Perennial runners-up Sri Lanka finally emerged best and pocketed their second World title, the first since the 1996 World Cup, when they beat India by six wickets in the final of the World Twenty at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, in Mirpur, on Sunday.

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-PHOTOS: Sri Lanka thrash India for World T20 crown

Chasing a modest 131 for victory, the finalists in 2009 and 2012 won with 13 balls to spare.

A look at key statistics from the match.

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Image: Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawardena and Angelo Mathews celebrate after winning the ICC World Twenty20
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1. Virat Kohli became the first Indian player and second to post four half-centuries in a T20 International tournament.

Matthew Hayden was the first batsman to achieve the distinction in the 2007-08 ICC World competition.

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Image: Virat Kohli (right) celebrates victory against South Africa as India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on
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2. Kohli received his second Player of the Series award in T20Is -- both against Sri Lanka.

He established a batting record in T20Is with his superb aggregate of 319 (ave.106.33) in six matches.

He bettered Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan's tally of 317 (ave.52.83) in seven games at the ICC World Twenty20 2009.

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Image: Virat Kohli is dismissed off the final ball off the Indian innings in the Sunday's final against Sri Lanka.
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3. Virat Kohli (77 off 58 balls) posted his eighth fifty in 27 T20Is, equalling Yuvraj Singh's tally of eight fifties in 40 T20Is.

Both share an Indian record for most 50s in T20Is.

Kohli's knock is the highest by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka in T20Is. His batting average of 72.00 is the highest at the World Twenty20.

His tally is 504 in eleven innings, including six fifties. (Minimum ten innings).

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Image: Virat Kohli (left) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni walk back at the end of India's innings in Sunday's final.
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4. Kohli's innings is the highest by a batsman in a losing cause in a World Twenty20 final, the second highest behind Marlon Samuels' 78 versus Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on October 7, 2012.

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5. Kumar Sangakkara, thanks to his match-winning knock, received his third Man of the Match award in T20Is, his second against India.

Sangakkara's aggregate of 1382 (ave.31.40) in 56 matches is the fifth highest runs' tally in T20Is.

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Image: Kumar Sangakkara is chaired by teammates after Sri Lanka win the World T20.
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6. Sangakkara's unbeaten 52 is his eighth fifty in T20Is -- his third against India. He became the first player to post two fifties at the World T20 finals. He had scored an unbeaten 64 against Pakistan at Lord's on June 21, 2009.

With 1382 (ave.31.40) in 56 matches, Sangakkara established a record for most runs as a wicketkeeper in T20Is, bettering the 1352 (ave.37.55) in 42 matches by Brendon McCullum.

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Image: Sri Lankan players hug each other after winning the World T20.
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7. Mahela Jayawardene became the first Sri Lankan player to aggregate 1,000 runs at the World Twenty20, his tally being 1016 (ave.39.07) in 31 matches.

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Image: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene after the World T20 triumph on Sunday.
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8. Sri Lanka won the World Twenty20 title for the first time. Five nations have won the title once each –- India (2007-08), Pakistan (2009), England (2010), West Indies (2012-13) and Sri Lanka (2013-14).

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Image: Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga lifts the trophy after winning the ICC World Twenty20
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9. India (130 for four) registered their lowest first innings score in a World Twenty20 final, eclipsing West Indies' 137 for six against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on October 7, 2012.

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Image: Indian players celebrate after picking a wicket
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10. Yuvraj Singh scored just 11 runs off 21 balls, at a strike rate of 52.38, the third slowest by an Indian batsman in T20Is.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni had scored 9 off 27 balls against Australia at Melbourne on February 1, 2008, the slowest by an Indian batsman (minimum 20 balls).


Image: Yuvraj Singh
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