Tri-Series: Bhuvneshwar Kumar records his best bowling figures in ODIs

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/8) produced his career-best bowling performance in ODIs, obliterating the 3 for 29 vs England at Kochi on January 15, 2013.

Updated: July 10, 2013 08:15 IST
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Statistical Highlights from the match between India and Sri Lanka:

# India's convincing 81-run triumph is their first in three matches against Sri Lanka in the Caribbean in ODIs. They had lost the first two games to them - one each at Kingston (by 161 runs on July 2, 2013) and Port of Spain (by 69 runs on March 23, 2007).

# For the first time, India have won four successive ODIs at Port of Spain - by 4 wickets vs West Indies on June 6, 2011; by 7 wickets vs West Indies on June 8, 2011; by 102 runs vs West Indies on July 5, 2013 and by 81 runs vs Sri Lanka on July 9, 2013.

# India have won seven and lost nine out of 16 played at Port of Spain in ODIs.

# India have won 77 and lost 53 out of 142 played against Sri Lanka in ODIs - winning % 59.16 (Tied 1 and NR 11).

# Sri Lanka (96) have equalled their lowest total against India in ODIs. They had managed 96 off 41.0 overs at Sharjah on April 8, 1984.

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/8) has produced his career-best bowling performance in ODIs, obliterating the 3 for 29 vs England at Kochi on January 15, 2013.

# Bhuvneshwar's outstanding bowling figures are the best by an Indian bowler in the Caribbean in ODIs, eclipsing Amit Mishra's four for 31 vs West Indies at Port of Spain on June 8, 2011.

# Bhuvneshwar is averaging 16.00 in a winning cause in ODIs - his tally being 19 wickets in eleven matches.

# Bhuvneshwar has received his second Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first was against Pakistan for claiming two wickets for 19 runs at Birmingham on June 15, 2013.

# Bhuvneshwar, with eight wickets at 9.12 runs apiece in three matches, is the top wicket-taker in the present competition.

# Ravindra Jadeja (2/17) took his tally to 29 at an average of 18.00 in 16 matches, equalling Mitchell McClenaghan's tally of 29 in only ten matches at an average of 16.51. Both share a record for most wickets in ODIs in 2013.

# Ishant Sharma has bagged 27 wickets at 25.22 runs apiece in 16 ODIs in 2013 - his best performance in terms of averages in a calendar year (minimum five matches)

# Ishant's excellent performance of 2 for 17 is his best in nine ODIs in the Caribbean.

# With Shikhar Dhawan's catch, Mahela Jayawardene became the first fielder to complete 200 catches in ODIs.

# Virat Kohli, despite scoring 2 & 31 vs Sri Lanka in the present series, is averaging 54.70 against them - his overall tally being 1477 in 33 matches. His tally includes five hundreds and eight fifties.

# For the first time in six successive calendar years in ODIs, Kohli is averaging less than 40 - 490 runs in sixteen matches, including a hundred and two fifties.

# Shikhar Dhawan remains the only Indian batsman to have averaged 60-plus in ODIs this year - his tally being 482 runs in nine matches, including two hundreds and two fifties.

# Dinesh Karthik, as a designated wicketkeeper, is averaging just 21.90 in ODIs - his tally being 219 in 15 matches with 33 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on June 3, 2010 as his highest.

# Rohit Sharma (48 not out)is averaging 53.87 in thirteen ODIs in the Caribbean - his aggregate being 431, including four fifties.

# Kumar Sangakkara has recorded his eleventh duck in ODIs - his second vs India.

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