Asia Cup stats: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara becomes third batsman to record six ODI hundreds against India
Kumar Sangakkara, who hit 103 in Asia Cup tie vs India, has managed 2626 runs at an average of 40.40 in 73 matches - the second highest tally by a batsman in ODIs vs India, next only to the 2899 in 89 matches by Sanath Jayasuriya.
# Sri Lanka have won ten and lost nine out of 19 played against India at the Asia Cup.
# Kumar Sangakkara (103 off 84 balls) has registered his sixth hundred vs India - his 18th in ODIs. (Match report)
# Sangakkara's strike rate of 122.61 is his second highest in ODIs (minimum 100) - the highest being 123.35 during his innings of 169 off 137 balls against South Africa at Colombo (RPS) on July 20, 2013. (Highlights)
# Sangakkara is the third batsman to record six hundreds or more against India in ODIs, joining Sanath Jayasuriya (7) and Ricky Ponting (6). (Scorecard)
# Sangakkara has managed 2626 runs at an average of 40.40 in 73 matches - the second highest tally by a batsman in ODIs vs India, next only to the 2899 (ave.36.23) in 89 matches by Sanath Jayasuriya.
# Sangakkara has been in splendid form since January 2013, aggregating 1507 at an average of 65.52 in 29 ODIs, including four hundreds and eleven fifties. Only Virat Kohli has managed more runs than Sangakkara - 1743 runs at an average of 56.22 in 41 matches. (Pics)
# During his century knock, Sangakkara has completed his 4,000 runs against India in international cricket - 4066 (ave.45.17) in 91 matches, including eleven hundreds. (Also read: Kohli blames dew after loss)
# Ricky Ponting (4795) and Mahela Jayawardene (4340) are two other batsmen to have managed 4,000 runs or more in international cricket against India.
# Sangakkara has got his 25th Man of the Match award in ODIs - his fourth against India. His last award against India was five years ago when he scored 84 at Colombo (RPS) on February 8, 2009. (Watch: Butter-fingered India let Lanka slip away: Gavaskar)
# Rohit Sharma is averaging 25.57 in seven innings in ODIs in 2014 - his sequence of scores being 3, 20, 39, 79, 4, 21 & 13 - his aggregate being 179 - his only fifty being 79 against New Zealand at Hamilton.
# Rohit has managed just 354 runs in fifteen Asia Cup matches at an average of 29.58, including three fifties - two vs Pakistan and one vs Sri Lanka.
# Virat Kohli has appeared in 100 consecutive matches - the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (185) and Mohammad Azharuddin (126) to accomplish the feat in ODIs.
# Kohli has completed his 1500 runs vs Sri Lanka in ODIs, taking his aggregate to 1527 runs at an average of 52.65 in 35 matches. He is the eighth Indian batsman to complete 1500 runs or more vs Sri Lanka in ODIs.
# As captain, Kohli is averaging 73.71 in ODIs - his tally being 516 runs in eight innings, including three hundreds and a fifty.
# Shikhar Dhawan (94 off 114 balls) has recorded his highest score vs Sri Lanka in ODIs, eclipsing the 68 at Cardiff on June 20, 2013. The said innings is his highest score at the Asia Cup, obliterating the 28 vs Bangladesh at Fatullah on February 26, 2014.
# Dhawan's innings is the third highest by an Indian opener against Sri Lanka at the Asia Cup, next only to Sachin Tendulkar's 112 not out at Sharjah on April 9, 1995 and Gautam Gambhir's 100 at Dhaka on March 13, 2012.
# Dhawan become the fifth Indian batsman to register a score in the nervous nineties at the Asia Cup. He has joined Sachin Tendulkar (93 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka on June 1, 2000); Ajay Jadeja (93 vs Pakistan at Dhaka on June 3, 2000); Gautam Gambhir (90 vs Bangladesh at Karachi on June 28, 2008) and Mohammad Azharuddin (90 not out vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 14, 1995).
# Dhawan's sixth fifty in ODIs is his second against Sri Lanka.
# Dhawan enjoys an impressive record at neutral venues in ODIs, aggregating 481 at an average of 68.71 in eight innings, including two hundreds and two fifties.
# Dhawan and Kohli were involved in a 97-run second wicket stand - India's second highest for any wicket at Fatullah in ODIs behind the 213-run stand for the third wicket between Kohli and Rahane vs Bangladesh on February 26, 2014.
# In six Asia Cup matches, Ajantha Mendis has claimed 21 wickets at an average of 9.76.
# Mendis' economy rate of 6.00 is his worst in an innings at the Asia Cup. For the first time, he has conceded 50 runs or more in an innings at the Asia Cup.
# Mendis has captured four wickets or more four times in six matches at the Asia Cup.
# Sachithra Madhushanka Senanayake (3/41) has recorded his best figures in ODIs.
# Kusal Perera (64 off 81 balls) has registered his first fifty against India - his third in ODIs. His only hundred in ODIs is 106 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on February 22, 2014.
# Ravichandran Ashwin is the 17th Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in ODIs.
# Mohammed Shami (10-0-81-3) has conced 80 runs or more in an ODI for the second time - his highest being 10-0-84-2 vs New Zealand at Auckland on January 25, 2014. Only Zaheer Khan has conceded more runs for India vs Sri Lanka in an ODI - 10-0-88-0 at Rajkot on December 15, 2009. In the same match, Ashish Nehra had figures of 10-0-81-1.
# For the fifth time, spinners have claimed eight wickets or more against India in an ODI - three times by Sri Lanka and once each by Pakistan and the West Indies.
# Eleven times in an ODI, a number eleven batsman has registered two sixes or more. Shami's unbeaten 14 contained two sixes.
# Ravindra Jadeja (3/30) has produced his best bowling performance at the Asia Cup.
Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar