Virat Kohli posted his ninth hundred in ODIs and India have won eight games when he has posted a ton © Getty Images
Hobart: Feb 28, 2012
Statistical highlights of the One-day international between India and Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Tuesday.
# Sri Lanka have accomplished the feat of recording two centuries in an ODI eleven times – two times each against Bangladesh, England and India and once each against Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Netherlands.
# Against India, two centuries have been recorded twice by Sri Lanka in an ODI – the first occasion being Marvan Atapattu (102 not out) and Mahela Jayawardene (128) at Sharjah on October 27, 2000.
# Tendulkar and Sehwag put on 54 – India’s highest stand for the first wicket in Australia in 2011-12 in eighteen international innings – their second fifty-plus first wicket partnership.
# Gautam Gambhir (63 off 64 balls) has posted his 31st fifty in ODIs – his fourth against Australia.
# Gambhir’s ODI record in the Australian Tri Series is superb, aggregating- 748 runs at an average of 49.86, including two hundreds and four fifties.
# Gambhir is the first Indian player to amass 300 runs in the CB Series 2011-12, aggregating 308 at an average of 44.00 in seven matches, including three half-centries.
# Three centuries have been recorded in an ODI on twenty occasions, including four in an ODI once – two each by Pakistan and Australia at Lahore on November 10, 1998.
# Virender Sehwag (30) has registered his highest innings in the present competition.
# Virat Kohli has posted a career-best (133 not out), eclipsing the 118 against Australia at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010.
# Kohli, with just one superb knock, has become the leading run-getter in the Commonwealth Bank Series 2011-12 – 373 (ave.
53.28), including a hundred and two fifties, in eight matches.
# Kohli has posted his first century in Australia. His ninth hundred in ODIs is his second against Sri Lanka.
# India have won eight games when Kohli has posted a hundred. His record in Indian triumphs is quite impressive, aggregating 2252 runs in 48 matches at an average of 60.86, including eight hundreds and twelve fifties.
# Kohli’s beautiful innings is the third highest by an Indian batsman in ODIs in Australia. Sourav Ganguly had made 141 against Pakistan at Adelaide on January 25, 2000 and Yuvraj Singh 139 against Australia at SCG on January 22, 2004.
# Kohli has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the eight time in ODIs – his first against Sri Lanka.
# Kohli’s 76-ball hundred is his quickest in ODIs – the third highest for India against Sri Lanka, next only to two outstanding knocks by Virender Sehwag – 66 balls at Rajkot on December 15, 2009 and 75 balls at Colombo, RPS on February 3, 2009.
# The unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 120 between Raina and Kohli is India’s highest in Australia during the 2011-12 season.
# For the first time in the current tour, India have recorded two stands of 100-plus in the same ODI innings.
# Lasith Malinga has conceded 96 runs in only 7.4 overs, his economy rate being 12.52 – the worst recorded by a bowler in an ODI while conceding 70 runs or more.
# The Hobart ODI has produced 641 runs – the second highest in an India-Sri Lanka encounter – the highest is 825 for 15 wickets at Rajkot on December 15, 2009.
# The aforesaid match-aggregate is the highest in an ODI in Australia, not featuring Australia. Australia and New Zealand produced 678 at Perth on January 28, 2007 while Australia and England produced 667 at Sydney on February 2, 2011.
# Kumar Sangakkara (105 off 87 balls) has recorded his fourth hundred against India – his 13th in ODIs.
# Sangakkara has posted eleven centuries as wicket-keeper in ODIs – the second best tally as wicketkeeper, behind Adam Gilchrist’s tally of 16.
# India’s superb seven-wicket victory is their 70th against Sri Lanka in 133 ODIs – success % 57.78 (Lost 51, Tied 1 & NR 11). (PTI)
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