Statistical highlights of the 2nd Final of the CB Series between Sri Lanka and Australia that saw the islanders go level and take the fight to the last match in the series
# Tillakaratne Dilshan's splendid 106 is the first hundred for Sri Lanka in Australian Tri-series finals. The said innings is his first hundred against Australia - his 12th in ODIs.
# Dilshan's above knock is his second century in Australia in ODIs - his first was 160 not out off 165 balls against India at Hobart on February 28, 2012.
# Dilshan has received his first Man of the Match award against Australia - his 13th in ODIs.
# For the first time in Australian Tri-series final, three hundreds have been recorded in the same match.
# Kumar Sangakkara (51 not out) has posted his 69th fifty in ODIs - his 12th against Australia.
# Sri Lanka have won ten games when Tillakaratne Dilshan has posted centuries.
# Dilshan became the first player to manage 500 runs in the CB Series 2011-12, aggregating 505 at an average of 56.11 in 10 matches.Â
# Dilshan became the first Sri Lankan player to amass
500 runs in the Australian Tri series, eclipsing Kumar Sangakkara's aggregate of 469 at an average of 42.63 in 11 games in 2005-06..
# A side has lost the game despite two centuries in an ODI for the 20th time.Â Australia lost an ODI for the second team despite posting two centuries in the same innings - the first occasion being against India at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on September 7, 1986 - Geoff Marsh 104 & David Boon 111.
# Sri Lanka's magnificent eight-wicket triumph is their 28th in 83 matches against Australia (Lost 52 & NR 3) - success % 35.00.
# Sri Lanka (274 for two) have recorded their second highest successful chase against Australia in Australia - the highest is 283 for seven at Hobart on February 24, 2012.
# David Warner became the second player after David Hussey to amass 400 runs or more in the Commonwealth Bank series 2011-12 - 458 runs (ave.45.80) in ten matches, including two hundreds and a fifty.
# For the first time, Warner has posted two consecutive hundreds in ODIs - 163 at Brisbane and 100 at Adelaide - both against Sri Lanka.
# Warner became the first batsman to register centuries in successive finals in the same competition in Australian Tri series.
# Lasith Malinga has claimed 18 wickets at 31.22 runs apiece in ten ODIs in the present competition,
equalling his previous best feat - 18 wickets at 15.77 runs apiece in eight games in the ICC World Cup 2006-07.
# Malinga's above wicket=aggregate is the highest in the CB Series 2011-12.
# Michael Clarke has recorded his first hundred against Sri Lanka - his seventh in ODIs.
# Clarke's brilliant 117 off 91 balls is his highest innings in ODIs in Australia, bettering the 103 not out against Pakistan at SCG on January 23, 2005.Â These two innings are his only centuries in ODIs.
# Clarke's 117 is his highest innings as Australian skipper in ODIs, surpassing the 111 not out against India at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010.
# Clarke reached his century off just 81 balls - the fastest century of his ODI career.
# Clarke became the third Australian skipper to register a century in the Australian Tri series finals, joining Allan Border (127 not out against West Indies a SCG on February 6,1985) and Ricky Ponting (124 against Sri Lanka at SCG on February 12, 2006).
# Warner and Clarke were associated in a stand of 184 for the third wicket - Australia's second highest against Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval, next only to the 224 (unbroken) between Allan Border and Dean Jones on
January 28, 1985
# Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan were involved in an opening stand of 179 - Sri Lanka's highest at Adelaide Oval. The said stand is the second highest for the first wicket for Sri Lanka against Australia in Australia - the best is 237 between Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya at SCG on January 9, 2003.
# Mahela Jayawardene (80 off 76 balls) has recorded his 15th fifty against Australia - his 65th in ODIs.