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10 key stats from the Sri Lanka-New Zealand WT20 match

Last updated on: April 01, 2014 18:15 IST

10 key stats from the Sri Lanka-New Zealand WT20 match

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Sri Lanka sealed a place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals after left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled them to a 59-run victory over New Zealand in a decisive match in Chittagong on Monday.

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Playing his first match in the tournament proper, the 36-year-old spinner claimed five wickets for three runs as New Zealand folded for only 60 runs in 15.3 overs.

Sri Lanka joined South Africa in the semi-finals from Group One.

Take a look at key statistics from the match.

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Image: The Sri Lankan players celebrate after winning the game against New Zealand
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Rangana Herath has third best bowling figures in T20Is

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1. Rangana Herath (5 for 3) recorded his best bowling figures in Twenty20 Internationals. It was his first five-wicket haul in an innings, eclipsing the 3 for 25 against Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) on October 4, 2012.

The figures are the third best in T20Is, the top two being Ajantha Mendis’s 6 for 8 versus Zimbabwe at Hambantota on September 18, 2012, and 6 for 16 versus Australia at Pallekele on August 8, 2011.

Herath produced an economy rate of 0.85, the best by a bowler in T20Is (minimum three overs).

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Image: Rangana Herath celebrates after picking a wicket
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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60 is New Zealand's lowest total in T20Is

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2. New Zealand's 60 is their lowest total in T20Is, worse than the 80 they scored versus Pakistan at Christchurch on December 30, 2010.

Their previous lowest total against Sri Lanka was 81 at Lauderhill on May 23, 2010.

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Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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119 is Sri Lanka's lowest total vs New Zealand

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3. Sri Lanka (119) registered their lowest total against New Zealand at the World Twenty20, and their fourth lowest. Their lowest is 87, versus Australia at Bridgetown on May 9, 2010.

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Image: Tillakaratne Dilshan attempts the 'Dil-scoop'
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Bad day for both skippers

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4. Both skippers, Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka in the absence of Dinesh Chandimal, who served a one-match ban for his team's second over-rate offence in 12 months, and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, were out without scoring, providing the second instance in T20Is.

The first instance was the match between England and Australia (Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting) at Southampton on June 13, 2005.

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Image: Brendon McCullum is stumped by Herath
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Williamson stands tall amidst the ruins

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5. Kane Williamson (42) scored 70 per cent of New Zealand's runs in a total of 60, the highest percentage by a batsman in T20Is, outstripping David Warner's 65 per cent during his innings of 90 out of 137 for three against Sri Lanka at Sydney on January 26, 2013.

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Image: Kane Williamson
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2 for 3 is Senanayake's best figures in T20Is

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6. Sachithra Senanayake (2 for 3) registered his best bowling figures at the World Twenty20.

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Image: Sachitra Senanayake
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Neesham registers his second best bowling figures

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7. James Douglas Sheahan Neesham (3 for 22) registered his second best bowling figures, next only to the 3 for 16 against the West Indies at Auckland on January 11, 2014.

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Image: Jimmy Neesham
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Boult's 3 for 20 are his best bowling figures in T20Is

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8. Trent Boult (3 for 20) recorded his best bowling figures in T20Is, bettering the two for 40 against England at Auckland on February 9, 2013.

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Image: Trent Boult
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New Zealand's third biggest defeat

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9. New Zealand lost by 59 runs - their third biggest defeat in terms of runs in T20Is, behind the 103-run defeat to Pakistan at Christchurch on December 30, 2010 and 61-run defeat to the West Indies at Lauderhill on July 1, 2012.

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Image: Luke Ronchi
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Sri Lanka's fourth biggest victory by runs

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10. Sri Lanka's victory is their fourth biggest in terms of runs in T20Is - their biggest against New Zealand.


Image: Sri Lankan players celebrate the fall of a wicket
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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