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Stats: Ashwin spins his way to new highs

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February 28, 2015 21:49 IST
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Statistical highlights of the pool B match between India and UAE in the cricket World Cup in Perth on Saturday

Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates

Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

# Ravichandran Ashwin (4/25) has recorded his first four-wicket haul in ODIs, eclipsing the 3 for 24 vs New Zealand at Chennai on December 10, 2010.

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# Ashwin's impressive figures are the third best by an Indian bowler in ODIs at Perth. Ravi Shastri had captured five for 15 vs Australia on December 8, 1991 and Irfan Pathan – 4 for 24 vs Zimbabwe on February 3, 2004.

# Ashwin's superb figures are the third best by an Indian spinner in World Cups.  Yuvraj Singh is the only Indian spinner to capture five wickets in an innings - 5 for 31 vs Ireland at Bangalore on March 6, 2011, followed by 4 for six vs Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on February 23, 2003.

# Ashwin's figures are the best by an Indian bowler in ODIs vs UAE, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's figures of three for 21 at Dambulla on July 16, 2004.

# Ashwin has got the Man of the Match award for the first time in World Cups - his third in ODIs.

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Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates

Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket of Mohammad Naveed of the UAE during the World Cup match at WACA. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

# Ravindra Jadeja (2/23) has recorded his best bowling performance in World Cup.

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# Umesh Yadav (2/15) has recorded his best bowling figures in World Cup,bettering the 2 for 50 vs Pakistan at Adelaide on February 15, 2015.

# India have won all three World Cup matches by big margins in the present edition - by 76 runs vs Pakistan at Adelaide on Feb.15, by 130 runs vs South Africa at Melbourne on February 22 and by 9 wickets vs UAE at Perth on February 28.

# India have outclassed UAE in all three ODIs - by 71 runs at Sharjah on April 13, 1994; by 116 runs at Dambulla on July 16, 2004 and by 9 wickets at Perth on February 28, 2015.

# India's magnificent nine-wicket win is their first World Cup victory at Perth.  England had defeated India by 9 runs on Feb. 22, 1992 in the only World Cup game previously played by India at Perth..

# Nine times, the tenth-wicket pair has recorded the highest partnership in an ODI innings against India - the most against any team.

UAE’s lowest total in World Cup

Mohit Sharma of India

Mohit Sharma of India celebrates with team mates after dismissing Rohan Mustafa of the UAE during the World Cup match in Perth. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

# UAE (102) have posted their lowest World Cup total, surpassing the 136 vs England at Peshawar on February 18, 1996.

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# UAE's aforesaid score is actually their lowest in ODIs - the previous lowest was 123 vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla on July 17, 2004.

# The above total is the lowest by any team against India in World Cups,outstripping the 109 by Sri Lnka at Johannesburg on March 10, 2003.

# UAE's 102 is the tenth lowest score by any team against India in ODIs.

# Shaiman Anwar (35) has finished as the highest scorer in UAE's innings. With 208 runs at an average of 69.33, including a century and a fifty, in three innings, he is the leading run-getter for UAE batsman in World Cups.

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