Mumbai: Statistical Highlights of the World Cup 2011 final match between India and Sri Lanka
# Sachin Tendulkar's run-aggregate of 482 at an average of 53.55, including two centuries and two fifties, is the second best in the 2011 edition of the World Cup,next only to Dilshan's 500
# The top six run-getters in the 2011 edition of the World Cup are - Tillakaratne Dilshan (500), Sachin Tendulkar (482), Kumar Sangakkara (465), Jonathan Trott (422), Upul Tharangta (395) and Virender Sehwag (380).
# Dilshan is the fifth batsman to amass 500 runs or more in a World Cup Competition, joining Sachin Tendulkar (twice - 673 in 2002-03 & 523 in 1995-96), Matthew Hayden (659 in 2006-07), Jayawardene (548 in 2006-07) and Ricky Ponting (539 in 2006-07)
# Sreesanth's economy rate in the 2011 edition of the World Cup is 8.07, conceding 105 runs.
# Mahela Jayawardene (103 not out) has become the sixth batsman to post a century in a World Cup Final - the first five being Adam Gilchrist - 149 off 104 balls against Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on April 28, 2007, Ricky Ponting - 140 not out against India at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003, Vivian Richards - 138 not out against England at Lord's on June 23, 1979, Aravinda de Silva - 107 not out against Australia at Lahore on March 17, 1996 and Clive Lloyd - 102 against Australia at Lord's on June 21, 1975.
# Sri Lanka (274 for six) have registered their highest World Cup total against India, bettering the 272 for four at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi on March 2, 1996.
# Jayawardene has equalled Sanath Jayasuriya's feat of three hundreds in the World Cup. They share a Sri Lankan record for most hundreds in the World Cup.
# Jayasuriya has posted his second hundred against India - his 14th in ODIs - 13 for Sri Lanka and one for Asia XI.
# For the first time in an ODI, Zaheer Khan has delivered the first three maiden overs.
# Zaheer (21 at an average of 18.76 in nine matches) has emulated Shahid Afridi's tally of 21 at an average of 12.85 in eight games. Both share a record for most wickets in the present edition of the WC.
# Zaheer had an excellent first spell, conceding six runs, his figures being 5-3-6-1.
# Muralitharan became the first Sri Lankan to appear in 40 games at the World Cup.
# Muralitharan has appeared in the final game of his career - his 350th game in ODIs.
# Sangakkara and Jayawardene were involved in a stand of 62 for the third wicket - Sri Lanka's highest against India at the World Cup, eclipsing the 51 between Marvan Atapattu and Aravinda de Silva at Taunton on May 26,1999.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with Sangakkara's catch, has effected ten dismissals (seven catches + three stumpings) in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.
# Mahela Jayawardene has completed his 1,000 runs in India - 1049 in 29 matches at an average of 38.85, including three centuries and four fifties.
# With Samaraweera's wicket, Yuvraj Singh has completed his 20 wickets (ave.23.10) in 23 games in the World Cup.
# Yuvraj has bagged 20 wickets in a calendar year for the first time - at an average of 26.05 in 14 matches
# Yuvraj's bowling figures of 2 for 49 are his best in 23 tournament finals.
# Yuvraj's tally of 15 wickets at 25.13 runs apiece in nine matches is the second highest for India, next only to Zaheer's 21.
# Nuwan Kulasekara (32 off 30 balls) has recorded his highest innings at the World Cup.
# Perera (22 not out off nine balls) has registered his highest innings at the World Cup.
# Gautam Gambhir has completed his 4,000 runs in ODIs. He is the eleventh Indian to do so.
# Gambhir has recorded his highest innings in eight tournament finals - his maiden fifty.
# Gambhir's 25th fifty in ODIs is his fifth against Sri Lanka.
# The 83-run partnership for the third wicket is India's highest for any wicket in a World Cup Final, next only to the 88 between Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag against Australia at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003.
# Jayawardene and Kulasekara put on 66 for the sixth wicket - Sri Lanka's highest against India at the World Cup, eclipsing the 34 between Roshan Mahanama and Arjuna Ranatunga at Taunton May 26, 1999.
# The aforesaid partnership is the highest for the sixth wicket in a World Cup Final, obliterating the 32 between Michael Bevan and Stuart Law for Australia against Sri Lanka at Lahore on March 17,1996.
Story first published on: Saturday, 02 April 2011 22:41 IST