New Delhi: Statistical highlights of the fourth One-Day International cricket match between India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Kohli (54 off 66 balls) posted his first half-century in Limited-Overs Internationals, bettering his previous best of 37 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 20, 2008. During the course of his innings of 71, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the leading run-getter this year - 954 at an average of 68.14 in 23 ODIs, including one century and seven fifties, eclipsing Gautam Gambhir's tally of 933 at an average of 49.10 in 22 games. Dhoni's 24th half-century (71 off 80 balls) is his 7th against Sri Lanka. Suresh Raina's third half-century against Sri Lanka is his seventh fifty. Raina (76 off 78 balls) posted his best score against Sri Lanka, bettering his 54 at Karachi on July 3, 2008. Jayasuriya's 13th fifty against India is his 66th fifty. Suresh Raina's first Man of the Match award against Sri Lanka is his fifth in ODIs. India, for the first time, have registered victories in three Limited-Overs Internationals in a row against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. India's series win by 3-1 is their first bilateral series win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. For the first time, Sri Lanka have lost two successive bilateral series in Sri Lanka. They had lost to England by 2-3 in 2007-08. Thilan Thushara (5/47) recorded his best ever bowling performance - his first five-wicket haul. Thushara is the first Sri Lankan bowler to bag five wickets in an innings against India in Sri Lanka, bettering Sanath Jayasuriya's bowling figures of 4 for 18 at Colombo, SSC on July 1, 1998. Overall, Thushara is the fifth Sri Lankan to claim five wickets or more in an innings against India, joining Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Chaminda Vaas and Graeme Labrooy. Vaas is the fourth bowler after Wasim Akram (502), Muttiah Muralitharan (479) and Waqar Younis (416) to capture 400 wickets or more in ODIs - his victim being Yuvraj Singh. Vaas (2008 runs + 400 wickets) is now the fourth all-rounder to accomplish the double of 2000 runs and 300 wickets in ODIs - the other three being Sanath Jayasuriya (12784 runs + 310 wickets), Wasim Akram (3717 runs + 502 wickets) and Shaun Pollock (3519 runs + 393 wickets).