Australia vs Sri Lanka: Statistical Highlights

Updated: 04 March 2012 17:47 IST

Sri Lanka came close but stopped 15 runs shorts of Australia's 321 in the first of three finals of the CB Series, on Sunday.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Statistical Highlights
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Sri Lanka came close but stopped 15 runs shorts of Australia's 321 in the first of three finals of the CB Series, on Sunday.

# Chris Board is the second match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs, joining Ranjan Madugalle (265).

# David Warner (163 off 157 balls) has recorded a career-best in ODIs - his maiden hundred.

# Nuwan Kulasekara (73 off 43 balls) has recorded his highest innings in ODIs, surpassing the 57 not out against New Zealand at Johannesburg on September 27, 2009.  These two knocks are his only half-centuries in ODIs.

# Kulasekara's superb knock is the highest by a number eight batsman for Sri Lanka in ODIs.  The said innings is the highest by a number eight batsman against Australia in Australia in ODIs.

# Kulasekara and Tharanga were associated in a partnership of 104 for the seventh wicket - Sri Lanka's highest against Australia.

# The above stand is the second highest for the seventh wicket at Gabba, next only to the 123 between Brett Lee and Mike Hussey against South Africa on January 15, 2006.

# Upul Tharanga (60 off 67 balls) has recorded his second fifty against Australia - his 23rd in ODIs. 

# Matthew Wade and David Warner put on 136 - Australia's highest opening partnership in the CB Series 2011-12.

# Australia's thrilling 15-run win is their fourth in as many ODIs against Sri Lanka at Gabba.

# Australia have won six ODIs in a row at Gabba between January 22, 2010 and March 4, 2012.

# Australia (321/6) have recorded their highest total against Sri Lanka at Gabba. 

# Australia's aforesaid total is the second highest by any team at Gabba - the highest is 324 for seven by Australia against the West Indies on February 14, 2010.

# Sri Lanka's total of 306 is their highest against Australia while chasing - their first total of 300 or more.  The said is the highest by any team batting second at Gabba, eclipsing the 298 for nine by New Zealand against South Africa on January 9, 1998.

# The match has produced the highest match aggregate between Australia and Sri Lanka - 627 runs for 16 wickets, bettering the 607 for 15 wickets at SCG on January 9, 2003.

# Sri Lanka have posted three totals of 300 or more against Australia in ODIs - the highest is 343 for five at SCG on January 9, 2003.

# Warner's brilliant innings is the highest by an Australian player against Sri Lanka at Gabba in ODIs.

# Warner became the third Australian batsman to record a century against Sri Lanka at Gabba, joining Adam Gilchrist- 122 on February 14, 2006 and Simon Katich - 107 not out in the same match.

# Warner has set a record for the highest individual innings for Australia against Sri Lanka in ODIs, surpassing Adam Gilchrist's 154 at MCG on February 7, 1999. 

# Warner has set a record for the highest individual innings at Gabba, eclipsing David Gower's 158 for England against New Zealand on January 15, 1983.

# Warner has got his second Man of the Match award in ODIs.

# Matthew Wade (64 off 72 balls) has posted his first fifty against Sri Lanka - his third in ODIs.

# Lasith Malinga is the first bowler to bag 15 wickets (ave.34.80) in 9 matches in the CB Series 2011-12.

# In the course of his 42, Sangakkara has completed his 10,000 runs for Sri Lanka in ODIs - 10,001 at an average of 37.88 in 313 matches.

# Sangakkara's aggregate of 10260 (ave.38.00) in 320 matches, includes 121 runs in four matches for Asia XI and 138 in three matches for ICC World XI.

# David Hussey (4/43) has recorded his best figures against Sri Lanka - his second best in ODIs.

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