Sri Lanka put up a determined effort against hosts Australia to carve a 3-wicket win at Hobart on Thursday. With it, the team managed to claim the top-spot in the points table of the ongoing series. A look at the statistical highlights from the day.
# Peter Forrest (104 off 138 bals) has recorded his maiden century in ODIs, eclipsing the 66 against India at Adelaide on February 12, 2012.
# Forrest's ODI record is impressive, aggregating 238 runs (ave.59.50) in four matches, including a hundred and two fifties.
# Forrest's above aggregate is the second highest for Australia in the current CB Series, next only to David Hussey - 284 (ave.94.66) in six matches.
# Forrest became the first Australian to post a hundred against Sri Lanka at this venue.
# Dinesh Chandimal (80 off 100 balls) has posted his first fifty against Australia - his sixth in ODIs.
# Chandimal became the first batsman to manage 300 runs in the CB Series 2011-12, aggregating 306 (ave.61.20) in six matches.
# Chandimal's aforesaid performance is his best in a series/competition.
# Chandimal is the first batsman to amass 500 runs in 2012, totalling 517 (ave.57.44) in 11 matches, including five fifties.
# Daniel Christian (3/53) has recorded his best bowling performance in ODIs, eclipsing the 2 for 47 against Sri Lanka at Perth on February 10, 2012.
# Sri Lanka have defeated Australia in both their ODIs at Bellerive Oval - their fourth overall in seven games at this venue.
# Australia had lost the previous eight games at this venue.
# Australia have won eleven and lost four out of sixteen played at Bellerive Oval.Â Their game against Pakistan on December 10, 1992 resulted in a 'tie'.
# Australia (280 for six) have recorded their highest total against Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
# Sri Lanka (283 for seven) have posted their highest successful chase against Australia, - their second highest in Australia - the highest is 303 for 9 against England at Adelaide on January 23, 1999.
# David Hussey has registered his best performance in a competition/bilateral series, surpassing the 236 (ave.47.20) in six innings against England in 2010-11.
# Michael Clarke (72 of 79 balls) has posted his tenth fifty against Sri Lanka - his 51st in ODIs.
# Clarke has became the third Australian player after Ricky Ponting (1649) and Adam Gilchrist (1511) to complete his 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka - 1028 at an average of 64.25, including ten fifties.Â
# Clarke is averaging 50.41 as captain in ODIs, aggregating 1563 runs, including three centuries and ten fifties, in 39 matches.Â
# Clarke and Forrest were associated in a stand of 154 for the third wicket - Australia's second highest against Sri Lanka - the highest is 224 (unbroken) between Allan Border and Dean Jones at Adelaide on January 28, 1985.
# Kumar Sangakkara is the first wicketkeeper to effect 80 stumpings in ODIs.
# Mahela Jayawardene has got his 18th Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first against Australia.
# Jayawardene became the third Sri Lankan captain after Sanath Jayasuriya and Arjuna Ranatunga to get the Man of the Match award against Australia
# Mahela Jayawardene, during the course of his match-winning knock, has completed his 3,000 runs as captain in ODIs, aggregating 3042 runs at an average of 35.37 in 103 matches, including four centuries and 19 fifties.
# Jayawardene's (85 off 81 balls) has posted his second highest innings against Australia - the highest is 86 at Gabba on February 14, 2006.Â The said knock is his 64th fifty in 365 ODIs.
# Jayawardene's brilliant 85 is the highest individual innings by a Sri Lankan batsman at this venue.