The ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne on Friday was as much about the visitors' victory as India's ouster from the CB Series. The result aside, the match itself threw up several statistical highlights. A look.
# Daniel Christian became the second bowler after Kapil Dev (Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 4.1.1991) to accomplish a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in ODIs.Â He is the fourth bowler after Shahadat Hossain, Shane Bond and Lasith Malinga to accomplish a hat-trick and finishing on the losing side.
# Christian's excellent figures are the third best by an Australian bowler against Sri Lanka in ODIs - theÂ two best being 6 for 31 by Mitchell Johnson at Pallekele on August 10, 2011 and 5 for 21 by Tony Dodemaide at Perth on January 2, 1988.
# Christian became the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the present tournament - 13 at 20.30 in eight games.
# Daniel Christian (5/31) has recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs - his first ever five-wicket haul.
# Christian became the fourth bowler to register a hat-trick in Australia in ODIs.Â He has joined Bruce Reid (vs. New Zealand at SCG on January 29, 1986), Anthony Stuart (vs. Pakistan at Melbourne on January 16,1997) and Shane Bond (vs.Australia at Hobart on January 14, 2007)
# Christian became the fourth Australian bowler to register a hat-trick in ODIs - the last bowler being Brett Lee against Kenya at Durban on March 15, 2003.Â Â Â
# Shane Bond is the only visiting bowler to record a hat-trick in an ODI in Australia - against. Australia at Hobart on January 14, 2007
# David Hussey (74 off 74 balls) has recorded his second fifty against Sri Lanka - his 11th in ODIs.
# David's aforesaid innings is his highest against Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 58 at SCG on February 17, 2012.
# David's 74 is his highest innings in a losing cause, surpassing the 72 against India at Adelaide on February 12, 2012.
# Of the five fifties recorded by David during the present series, three are in a losing cause.
# David Hussey became the leading run-scorer in the Commonwealth Bank series 2011-12, aggregating 412 runs at an average of 82.40 inÂ eight games.
# David Hussey became is the first batsman to post five fifties apart from becoming the only one to amass 400 runs in the present competition.
# Lasith Malinga's bowling record against Australia is impressive in ODIs, capturing 30 wickets at an average of 22.26 in 17 matches.
# Malinga's figures of 4 for 49 are his third four-wicket haul against Australia - his best are 5 for 28 at Hambantota on August 16, 2011
# Chandimal has got his third Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first against Australia.
# Kumar Sangakkara, with 1456 runs at an average of 41.60 in 38 matches, has established a Sri Lankan record for the highest run-aggregate against Australia, surpassing Aravinda de Silva's tally of 1451 (ave.48.36) in 36 matches.
# Sri Lanka's impressive nine-run win is their smallest by runs margin against Australia in Australia in ODIs, surpassing the 13-run win at Melbourne on February 29, 2008.
# Sri Lanka's above victory is their second smallest by runs margin against Australia, next only to the one-run win at Dambulla on February 22, 2004.
# For the first time in a series, Sri Lanka have defeated Australia three times.
# Dinesh Chandimal (75 off 84 balls) has posted his second fifty against Australia - his seventh in ODIs.
# Chandimal has amassed 383 runs at an average of 63.83 in eight matches, including four fifties, in the present competition.
# Chandimal, in the course of the above innings, has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs, aggregating 1034 runs at an average of 43.08 in 30 matches, including two centuries.
# Chandimal is the leading run-scorer for Sri Lanka in the present tournament. With 594 runs at an average of 59.40 in 13 matches, he is the top run-getter in ODIs in 2012.Â His tally of six half-centuries is the most by a batsman in 2012.
# James Pattinson (4/51) has produced his best bowling figures in ODIs.
# Kumar Sangakkara (75 off 84 balls) has posted his eleventh fifty against Australia - his 68th in ODIs.
# Lahiru Thirimanne (51 off 59 balls) has recorded his third fifty in ODIs - his first against Australia.
# Chandimal and Sangakkara were associated in a stand of 123 - Sri Lanka's highest for the third wicket against Australia in Australia
# Shane Watson's third half-century against Sri Lanka is his 26th in ODIs. His 65 off 83 balls is his second highest against Sri Lanka in ODIs - the highest is 69 off 51 balls at Pallekele on August 10, 2011.
# Watson has posted his first fifty in the Australian tri-series.
# Watson enjoys an impressive record while chasing - 2187 runs (ave.59.10) in 48 innings.