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Virat Kohli has an batting average of 100.50 versus Sri Lanka in T20Is © AFP

The seventh match of the Asia CupTwenty20 (T20) 2016 was played between India and Sri Lanka at Dhaka. India won the toss and opted to bowl first. Indian bowlers bowled well in first 11 overs and gave just 57 runs, taking 4 wickets but after that with the help of Chamara Kapugedera and MilindaSiriwardana’s contributions’ and cameos from Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri Lanka managed to post a target of 139 runs. In reply, India did not start well and lost their two wickets inside 4 overs but then Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina played well. After Suresh Raina’s steady knock, Yuvraj Singh came in and made 35 runs from 18 balls and with Kohli’s consistent performances in this year, India won their eighth match out of their nine matches in 2016. By winning this match with 5 wickets, India has also guaranteed their place in this year’s Asia Cup final. With this match, once again several records entered in the record books of cricket in this format of the game. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2016, Match 7 at Dhaka

13 – Number of Wickets taken by Ashish Nehra in T20Is in powerplay overs which is second most by any Indian bowler. R Ashwin with 14 wickets is at first place in the list. Today, Nehra picked up a wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal in the 3rd over.

9 – Number of Wickets taken by Ashish Nehra in powerplay overs since January 1, 2015 from 9 matches which is most by any other bowler in powerplay overs. R Ashwin with seven wickets from 11 matches is at second place in that list.

51.03 – Average at which Virat Kohli has scored his 1,327 runs from 36 T20I matches which is best among batsmen who have played at least 10 innings in T20Is.

15.28 – Rohit Sharma’s batting average against Sri Lanka in T20Is, which is his lowest for him among countries against which he has played (minimum 5 T20I innings). He has made 107 runs from 9 innings against Sri Lanka. His average against Pakistan is 20.00 while 29.66 against England, 31.50 against South Africa and 51.50 against Australia.

100.94 – Rohit Sharma’s strike rate against Sri Lanka which is lowest for him among countries against which he has played (minimum 5 T20I innings). His strike rate against Australia is 133.18 while against Pakistan his strike rate is 139.53, against England and South Africa his strike rates are 141.26 and 141.57 respectively.

2nd – MS Dhoni became 2nd wicket-keeper in T20Is who has claimed more than 50 dismissals. Today against Sri Lanka at Dhaka,he claimed 3 dismissals. Kamran Akmal of Pakistan with 60 dismissals is at first place in that list.

8.61 – Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling average against Sri Lanka in T20Is is the best by any bowler in T20Is who have bowled in minimum 5 innings against Sri Lanka. Shoaib Malik with 13.00 bowling average is at the second place in that list. Ashwin has taken 13 wickets against Sri Lanka in T20Is from 6 matches.

88.89 – Win Percentage of India in 2016 which is best among other teams who have played minimum 5 T20I matches this year. This year, India have won 8 matches from 9 matches.

12.28 – Average at which Tillakaratne Dilshan has scored his 86 runs from 7 T20I matches this year is his worst batting average since 2012 in T20Is. In 2012, his average was 20.41, in 2013 his average was 43.8, in 2014 his average was 18.62 and in 2015 his batting average was 31.01.

9– Number of Wickets Ashwin has picked in T20Is when Suresh Raina has taken a catch. They have the most bowler/fielder combination wickets in T20Is. Pair of Ashwin-Rohit and T Gugten-P Borren are second on the list with 8 wickets each to their name.

4th – Rohit Sharma became 4th Indian batsman who has hit more than 100 fours in T20Is. Now, Rohit has hit 102 fours from 53 T20I matches while playing for India. Virat Kohli (139), Gautam Gambhir (109) and Suresh Raina (108) are ahead of him in that list. In today’s match, Rohit hit 3 fours against Sri Lanka.

100.50 – Average at which Virat Kohli has scored his 201 runs against Sri Lanka from 3 matches which is best among batsmen who have scored at least 200 runs against Sri Lanka in T20Is. In today’s match against Sri Lanka at Dhaka, he scored 56 runs from 47 balls.

26 – Number of Fours hit by Suresh Raina against Sri Lanka in T20Is which is most by any player against Sri Lanka along with Shoaib Malik who has also hit 26 fours against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

1st – MS Dhoni became 1st captain who has hit 200 sixes in international cricket. While Ricky Ponting is at second place in that list with 171 sixes and Brendon McCullum is at third place with 170 sixes.

7 – Number of Man of the Match Awards Virat Kohli achieved in his T20I career which is most among Indian players along with Yuvraj Singh who has also achieved 7 Man of the Match awards in his T20I career while playing for India.

13th – Virat Kohli became 13th batsmen in T20I cricket who has played at least 1000 balls in his career. Brendon McCullum (1,571), TM Dilshan (1,397), Mohammad Hafeez (1,334), Martin Guptill (1,285), JP Duminy (1,268), Umar Akmal (1,262), Shoaib Malik (1,192), Kumar Sangakkara (1,156), Mahela Jayawardena (1,121), Hamilton Masakadza (1,102), David Warner (1,055) and Eoin Morgan (1,001).

5 – Number of Players in T20I cricket who have hit same number of fours and sixes among players who have hit at least 5 sixes in their career, These five players are Yuvraj Singh (68), Abdul Razzaq (21), FawadAlam (7), R Mutumbabi (7) and G Hopkins (5).

(Umang Pabari is an Indian mechanical engineer and a cricket enthusiast. Rahul Dravid and AB de Villiers are his role models.)