R Ashwin and Virat Kohli powered India's 4-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the tri-nation series on Wednesday. A look at the statistical highlights of the match.
# India, for the first time, have won three games in succession over Sri Lanka in Australia - by 2 wickets at Adelaide on February 19, 2008; by 7 wickets at Hobart on February 26, 2008 and by 4 wickets at WACA Ground, Perth on February 8, 2012.
# India (234/6) have recorded their highest total at WACA Ground, Perth, obliterating the 227 against England on February 22, 1992.
# India's aforesaid total is their second highest successful chase against Sri Lanka in Australia, next only to the 239 for eight at Adelaide on February 19, 2008.
# Sri Lanka (233/8) have recorded their second highest against India in Australia - their highest is 238 for six at Adelaide on February 19, 2008.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (3/32) has produced his best bowling performance against Sri Lanka, obliterating the 2 for 50 at Harare on June 5, 2010.
# Ashwin's aforesaid figures are his best away from home in ODIs, eclipsing the 3 for 40 against England at The Oval on September 9, 2011.
# Zaheer Khan (2/44) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs in Australia, obliterating the 8-0-46-2 for Asia XI against ICC World XI at MCG on January 10, 2005.
# Dinesh Chandimal (64) has registered his second successive innings of 50-plus against India.Â He had posted 111 off 118 balls at Harare on June 5, 2010.
# Chandimal is averaging 87.50 against India - 175 in two ODIs, including a hundred and a fifty.
# Overall, Chandimal has registered two hundreds and four fifties in 23 ODIs.
# Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to effect two stumpings in an ODI at WACA, Perth.Â Overall, he is the third Indian wicketkeeper to effect two stumpings in an ODI in Australia, joining Sadanand Viswanath and Chandrakant Pandit.
# Sangakkara and Jayawardene have completed their 2,000 runs against India in ODIs.Â The six batsmen with 2,000 runs or more against India in ODIs are: Sanath Jayasuriya (2899), Inzamam-ul-Haq (2403), Ricky Ponting (2151), Kumar Sangakkara (2020), Mahela Jayawardene (2012) and Saeed Anwar (2002).
# Sachin Tendulkar is the first player to complete 3,000 runs against Sri Lanka in ODIs - 3031 at an average of 45.23 in 80 ODIs.Â Having aggregated 3,060 (ave.45.67) in 69 matches against Australia, he is the first batsman to amass 3,000 runs or more against two opponents in ODIs.
# Sachin has managed 2,000 runs or more against four opponents - the only player in the history of ODIs to do so.Â Apart from his aggregates (as above) against Australia and Sri Lanka, he has managed 2,000 runs against South Africa (2001) and Pakistan (2474).
# Sachin (48) has posted his highest innings at WACA Ground, Perth, eclipsing the 36 against Australia on December 8, 1991.
# Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were involved in a stand of 75 for the second wicket - India's highest at Perth
# Virat Kohli (77) has recorded his sixth fifty against Sri Lanka - his 19th in ODIs.
# Kohli has completed his 2,000 runs under Dhoni's captaincy - 2017 runs (ave.44.82) in 56 matches, including five centuries and twelve fifties.
# Kohli, for the sixth time in his ODI career, has been dismissed 'run out' - the last instance being against West Indies (94) at Kingston on June 16, 2011.
# Suresh Raina (24) has registered his highest innings in Australia, surpassing the 4 against Australia at MCG on February 5, 2012.
# For the first time in the history of ODIs, two double centurions - Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag - have opened an innings.
# In his last three games, Praveen Kumar is without a wicket - one each against England, Australia and Sri Lanka.
- In his last ten ODIs, Praveen has captured just five wickets at 78.80 runs apiece - the strike rate being 87.6.
- Ashwin's 30 not out is his second highest against Sri Lanka, next only to the 38 (career-best) at Harare on June 5, 2010.
- For the second time in his ODI career, Ashwin has bagged three wickets apart from posting 30 or more in the same match - the first instance being against England - 36 not out + 3/40 - at The Oval on September 9, 2011 (India had lost by 3 wickets).
- Ashwin has received his first Man of the Match award in ODIs.