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These numbers don't lie! Dhoni excellent at No 4

December 21, 2017 10:04 IST

India continued their dominance over Sri Lanka, to register a massive 93-run win in Cuttack on Wednesday night. Check out the statistical highlights of the Cuttack T20I.

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IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays a shot en route his 22-ball 39. Photograph: BCCI

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39 not out + 4 dismissals) became the first Indian wicketkeeper to post 35 or more runs and effect four dismissals in the same T20I, joining South Africa's Quinton de Kock (twice) and Pakistan's Kamran Akmal.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's batting record as number four player has been excellent - his aggregate being 244 in eleven innings (seven times not out), including a half century – 56 vs England at Bengaluru on February 1, 2017. His strike rate of 134.01 is quite impressive at this batting position.

 

# For the third time in a T20I, Dhoni has effected four dismissals - the first two instances were against Afghanistan and Pakistan.

# Dhoni is the first wicketkeeper to effect four dismissals in T20Is involving India and Sri Lanka.

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IMAGE: Thisara Perera is stumped by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. Photograph: BCCI

# Dhoni (201 dismissals in 272 matches) has become the second wicketkeeper after Kamran Akmal (207 in 211 matches) to complete 200 dismissals or more in Twenty20.

# Yuzvendra Chahal (4/23) has registered his second best bowling figures in T20Is next only to the 6 for 25 vs England at Bengaluru on February 1, 2017.

# Chahal became the third Indian bowler after Ravichandran Ashwin and Ashok Dinda to take four wickets vs Sri Lanka in a T20I.

# Chahal has received his second Man of the Match award in T20Is - his first being for producing a career-best bowling performance.

# Chahal has bagged 19 wickets at an average of 14.36 in ten matches - the most by a bowler in T20Is this year.

# Hardik Pandya (3/29) has recorded his second best bowling figures in T20Is next only to the 3 for 8 vs Pakistan at Dhaka on February 27, 2016.

# Rohit Sharma has totalled 1502 runs at an average of 30.04 in 62 innings and became the 14th player overall and the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli (1956) to race to 1500 runs or more in T20Is.

# Ten times in his international career, Rohit Sharma has been dismissed by Angelo Matthews - the most occasions a bowler has claimed his wicket.

# Lokesh Rahul has recorded his third innings of fifty- plus in T20Is - his first against Sri Lanka.

# India's 93-run triumph is their largest in terms of runs in T20Is, outstripping the 90-run victory vs England at Colombo (RPS) on September 23, 2012.

# India's previous largest victory vs Sri Lanka in terms of runs was by 69 runs at Ranchi on February 12, 2016.

# Sri Lanka have recorded their biggest defeat in terms of runs in T20Is, eclipsing the 85-run defeat to Australia at Pallekele on September 6, 2016.

# Since registering a win by 6 wickets vs Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) on April 4, 2017, Sri Lanka have lost six consecutive T20Is. They have lost five successive matches vs India since February 2017.

# Sri Lanka's 87 is their second lowest total vs India in T20Is - the lowest being 82 at Visakhapatnam on February 14, 2016.

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