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Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI

February 06, 2009

Highlights of the fourth One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka [Images], in Colombo on Thursaday.

# India (332 for five) posted their second-best total against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, next only to their 363 for five at Colombo, Premadasa Stadium, on February 3, 2009.

# India's 67-run win is their 10th in 26 games against Sri Lanka at Colombo, RPS.  For the first time, they recorded wins in three consecutive games at this venue.

# India won the first four ODIs for the first time against Sri Lanka in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka.

# With nine successive victories between Nov 14, 2008 and Feb 3, 2009, India established a record in ODIs -- their best-ever winning sequence.

# Dhoni's [Images] 27th fifty in ODIs is his 9th against Sri Lanka.

# Gambhir's excellent innings of 150 off 147 balls (strike rate: 102.04) is the highest individual knock by any player on Sri Lanka soil.  He is the first player ever to make 150 or more in Sri Lanka.

# Gambhir became the eighth Indian batsman to post an innings of 150 or more in One Day Internationals for India. Sourav Ganguly [Images] and Sachin Tendulkar [Images] have made two innings of 150 or more in ODIs.

# Gautam Gambhir [Images] was declared Man of the Match for the first time against Sri Lanka, which is his sixth in LOIs. He won all his six awards away from home.

# Kumar Sangakkara (56 off 74 balls) recorded his sixth fifty against India - his 47th in LOIs.

# Irfan Pathan [Images] captured his 150 wickets in ODIs -- 151 at 29.74 runs apiece in 106 games.

# Gambhir and Dhoni recorded a partnership of 188, India's highest for the second-wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, outstripping the 134 between Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag [Images] at Colombo, RPS on July 27, 2004.

# With Gautam Gambhir's dismissal, Muttiah Muralitharan [Images] has produced a world record for most wickets (503), overtaking Wasim Akram's tally of 502.



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