Following are the statistical highlights of the T20 match between India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Kumar Sangakkara (78 off 37 balls) has registered his career-best score, surpassing the 69 against New Zealand at Colombo RPS on September 4,2009. For the first time, he has posted two successive fifties.
Sangakkara (50 off 21 balls) has recorded his first fifty against India, which is his fourth in Twenty20 Internationals.
Sangakkara's innings is the highest individual
against India in Twenty20 Internationals, surpassing Ricky Ponting's 76 off 53 balls for Australia at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on October 20, 2007.
Gautam Gambhir has posted a 19-ball fifty, the joint-second fastest in Twenty20 Internationals. Yuvraj Singh had taken 12 balls to reach fifty, David Warner (19),Gambhir (19), Mohd.Ashraful (20), Yuvraj Singh(20)Mahela Jayawardene (21) and Kumar Sangakkara (21 against India at Nagpur). Yuvraj is the only one to register two fifties off less than 21 balls - one each against England and Australia.
Sangakkara's aforesaid innings is now the highest by a Sri Lankan captain and the sixth highest overall by a captain.
Dilshan (606 at an average of 33.66) is the first Sri Lankan and the third player to make 600 runs in Twenty20 Internationals - the two leading run-getters are New Zealand's Brendon McCullum (813) and South Africa's Graeme Smith (642). Jayasuriya is the fourth in the list with 575 runs.
Sri Lanka's 29-run triumph is their first against India, having lost their first game by 3 wickets at Colombo RPS on February 10, 2009.
India (186/9) posted their highest total against Sri Lanka, surpassing their 174 for 7 at Colombo RPS on February 10, 2009.
Kumar Sangakkara has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time against India - his second overall.
Sangakkaara, with his 21-ball fifty, has emulated Mahela Jayawardene's feat against Kenya at Johannesburg on September 14, 2007. Both share the record for the fastest fifty for Sri Lanka.
Sangakkara's fifty is the fastest by any batsman against India, surpassing the 29-ball fifty by West Indian,
Dwayne Bravo at Lord's on June 12,2009.
Sangakkara has completed his 500 runs in Twenty20 Internationals, aggregating 513 (ave.32.06) in 19 games.
Sri Lanka (215 for five) posted their highest total against India and their second best - the highest being the 260 for six against Kenya at Johannesburg on September 14, 2007.
Sri Lanka's total is the highest by any team against India, surpassing England's 200 for six at Kingsmead, Durban on September 19, 1007.
Gautam Gambhir is the first to record a fifty for India against Sri Lanka and during his outstanding innings, completed his 500 runs in Twenty20 Internationals - 531 (ave.31.23).
Gambhir became the first batsman to post six fifties in Twenty20 Interntionals, all against different countries.
Yusuf Pathan has got three ducks - the first Indian
batsman to earn this dubious distinction.
Dhoni and Gambhir shared a second wicket stand of 61 - India's highest for this wicket-position against Sri Lanka.
India, for the first time, have lost four matches in a row.
Sangakkara's strike rate of 210.81 is the best amongst the captains scoring 75 or more in an innings.
Kumar Sangakkara and Dilshan were involved in a 74-run stand for the second wicket - Sri Lanka's highest against India for any wicket in Twenty20 Internationals.
Sangakkara and Kapugedera put on 69-run stand for the fourth wicket, which is Sri Lanka's highest in Twenty20 Internationals.
Kaugedera (47) has posted his career-best innings in Twenty20 Internationals.