Sunday, February 20, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 highlights: Sri Lanka vs Canada

Following are the statistical highlights of the World Cup match against Sri Lanka and Canada in Hambantota on Sunday.

# Sri Lanka's 210-run triumph is their second biggest by runs margin in the history of the World Cup. Overall, the said win is the seventh largest in terms of runs in the World Cup.

# Sri Lanka (332/7) have posted their second highest total in ODIs in Sri Lanka - their highest being 398 for five against Kenya at Kandy on March 6, 1996. These are Sri Lanka's top two totals in the World Cup as well.

# Tillakaratne Dilshan has completed his 5,000 runs in ODIs - 5006 (ave.35.25) in 195 matches. His run-aggregate includes 8 centuries and 21 fifties.

# Dilshan is the eighth Sri Lankan to aggregate 5,000 runs or more in ODIs, joining Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Vilva, Mahela Jayawardene, Marvan Atapattu, Kumar Sangakara, Arjuna Ranatunga and Roshan Mahanama.

# Dilshan (50 off 59 balls) has recorded his second fifty in the World Cup. His highest is 58 against South Africa at Providence on March 28, 2007.

# Dilshan has become the only player since January 2009 to aggregate 2000 runs apart from maintaining a batting average of 50 in ODIs - 2012 in 43 innings at an average of 51.58, including seven centuries and seven fifties.

# Dilshan's seven centuries during the above period is the highest. Four other batsmen have recorded five or more hundreds - South Africa's Hashim Amla and Abraham de Villiers - six hundreds each and India's Virender Sehwag and Hashim Amla - five centuries each.

# Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga were involved in stand of 63 - Sri Lanka's highest for the first wicket against Canada, eclipsing the 23 between Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya at Paarl on February 19, 2003

# Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have recorded the first century stand for any wicket for Sri Lanka
against Canada.

# Tharanga's record in the World Cup is not at all impressive, aggregating 317 in twelve games at an average of 26.41, including three fifties. He has recorded one fifty each against New Zealand, India and England.

# Mahela Jayawardene (100 off 81 balls) has registered his second century in the World Cup - his 13th in ODIs. He had first recorded a world cup hundred against New Zealand - 115 not out off 109 balls at Kingston on April 24, 2007.

# Jayawardene took 80 balls to reach his hundred - the fastest by a Sri Lankan in the World Cup, obliterating Sanath Jayasuriya's 85-ball hundred (109 off 87 balls)
against Bangladesh at Port of Spain on March 21, 2007

# Jayawardene's 80-ball hundred is the fourth fastest in the history of the World Cup, next only to Matthew Hayden (66 balls for Australia against South Africa at Basseterre on March 24, 2007), John Davison (67 balls for Canada against West Indies at Centurion on February 23, 2003 and Adam Gilchrist (72 for Australia against Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on April 28, 2007). Kapil's 72-ball hundred against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in 1983 is wrongly mentioned in most of the publications and websites.

# Jayawardene has become the second player to post a world cup hundred in Sri Lanka. Aravinda de Silva was the first to do so - 145 off 115 balls against Kenya at Kandy on March 6, 1996.

# Jayawardene has completed his 3,000 runs in Sri Lanka during his century knock - 3014 (ave.36.75) in 108 matches, including four centuries and 20 fifties. He is the second batsman to do so in Sri Lanka in ODIs, next only to Sanath Jayasuriya - 3880 (ave.33.73) in 128 matches.

# Kumar Sangakkara's 92 off 87 balls is the highest by a captain in a world cup game in Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 75 not out by Arjuna Ranatunga against Kenya at Kandy on March 6, 1996.

# Sangakkara's above knock is his highest as captain in ODIs, eclipsing the 90 against India at Rajkot on December 15, 2009,

# Sangakkara's 60th fifty in ODIs is his 12th as captain in 36 innings.

# Sangakkara's 92 is also his highest in the World Cup, bettering the 76 off 83 balls against Bermuda at Port of Spain on March 15, 2007.

# Sangakkara has been dismissed in the nervous nineties twice - both times as captain.

# Sangakkara and Jayawardene put on 179 for the third wicket, Sri Lanka's third best in the World Cup. The top two stands have also been recorded for the third wicket for Sri Lanka - 183 between Aravinda de Silva and Asanka Gurusinha against Kenya at Kandy on March 6, 1996 and 183 between Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene against West Indies at Providence on April 1,2007.

# The 179-run stand is the highest by any pair against Canada in a world cup game, obliterating the 142 for the first wicket between Stephen Fleming and Lou Vincent for New Zealand at Gros Islet on March 22, 2007.

# The above partnership is the highest by any pair for the third wicket in ODIs against Canada.

# Jayawardene has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the16th time - his first against Canada.

# Jayawardene has received three MOM awards in the World Cup - one each against New Zealand, Bermuda and Canada.

# Sangakkara, for the third time, has effected four dismissals in a World Cup innings.

# Thisara Perera (3/24) has recorded his third best bowling performance in ODIs - his best in the World Cup.

# Canada (122) have recorded their highest total against Sri Lanka in ODIs, surpassing the 36 at Paarl on February 19, 2003.

# Rizwan Cheema's 37 off 35 balls is the highest individual score for Canada against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

# Nuwan Kulasekara (3/16) has recorded his best bowling performance in the World Cup. In the 2007 World Cup, he had failed to take a single wicket against Australia and Ireland.

# Sangakkara has completed his 350 dismissals - 279 catches and 71 stumpings. His tally includes 260 catches as a wicketkeeper and 19 as a fielder.

# Muttiah Muralitharan (19.67 in 32 matches) has emulated Wasim Akram's world cup tally of 55 at 23.83 runs apiece in 38 matches. Only Glenn McGrath (71 at 18.19 in 39 matches) has claimed more wickets than Akram and Muralitharan in the World Cup.

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