5th ODI: Statistical highlights

Updated: 03 September 2008 08:15 IST

Statistical highlights of the fifth and final one-dayer between India and Sri Lanka on Friday.

5th ODI: Statistical highlights

Colombo:

Statistical highlights of the fifth and final one-dayer between India and Sri Lanka on Friday.

# India (103) recorded their lowest completed innings total against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, eclipsing their 146 at Dambulla on August 18, 2008.

# Sri Lanka (227-6) posted their best total of the series, surpassing their 212 at Colombo, RPS on August 27, 2008.

# India's total of 103 off 26.3 overs is the fifth lowest completed innings total against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka -- the four lowest being 38 by Zimbabwe at Colombo, SSC on December 8, 2001; 76 by Bangladesh at Colombo, SSC on August 5, 2002; 86 by Netherlands at Colombo, RPS on September 16, 2002 and 88 by England at Dambulla on November 18, 2003.

# Sri Lanka's triumph by 112 runs is their second biggest victory in terms of runs against India in Sri Lanka, next only to their 121-run win at Colombo, RPS on August 5, 2001.

# Thilan Thushara (54 not out) registered his career-best score -- his first fifty in ODIs, eclipsing his 44 against India at Dambulla on August 20,2008.

# Zaheer Khan's tally of 9 wickets at an average of 16.00 with a strike rate of 30.8 is the best by an Indian bowler in a bilateral series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka

# Mahela Jayawardene is the leading run-getter for Sri Lanka in the series - 185 runs in five innings (ave.46.25), including two fifties.

# Pragyan Ojha (2/28) recorded his best ever bowling performance, eclipsing his 2 for 43 against Bangladesh at Karachi on June 28, 2008.

# Jehan Mubarak and Thushara put on 94 runs - Sri Lanka's best partnership for the seventh wicket at Colombo, RPS, outstripping the 52 (unbroken) between Mahela Jayawardene and Dharmasena against England on March 25, 2001.

# The 94-run partnership is the best by any pair for the seventh wicket at Colombo, RPS, eclipsing the 84 (unbroken) between Mohammad Kaif and Anil Kumble for India against Zimbabwe on 4-9-2002.

# Nuwan Kulasekara (4/40) has produced his career-best bowling performance, bettering his 3 for 28 against West Indies at Port of Spain on 12.4.2008. # Kulasekara got his first Man of the Match award in ODIs.

# Rohit Sharma is without a fifty in his last seven innings. In his last 15 innings, his only fifty has been 58 against Pakistan at Karachi on July 2, 2008.

# Yuvraj Singh has averaged 14.40 in the series - 72 runs in five innings.

# Yuvraj is without a fifty in his last ten innings.

# Ajantha Mendis, with Yuvraj's wicket, became the leading wicket-taker (33 in 13 matches at 10.81 runs apiece) in 2008, bettering Australia's Nathan Bracken's tally of 29 (ave.17.41) in 15 games.

# Mendis took 13 wickets at 11.69 runs apiece - the most by any bowler in the just concluded series.

# Dhoni (193 at an average of 38.60) top scored in the series on either side. He was justifiably adjudged the Player of the Series - his third in ODIs and his second against Sri Lanka.

# Sri Lanka recorded their 41st win against India in 106 games (Lost 55, NR 10).

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