Tillakaratne Dilshan (left) and Dinesh Chandimal put on 110 runs for the opening wicket © AFP
Tillakaratne Dilshan (left) and Dinesh Chandimal put on 110 runs for the opening wicket © AFP

The tenth match of Asia Cup T20 2016 was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dhaka. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Sri Lankan openers added 110 runs for the opening wicket but after that the Pakistani bowlers managed to pull things back. Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a superb 75 not out as Sri Lanka posted 150 for 4 wickets from their 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan started well and made 50 runs from their first six overs by losing a wicket. Pakistan eventually won the match by 6 wickets with the help of Umar Akmal and Sarfraz Khan’s knocks. Umang Pabari looks at some of the statistical highlights of the match. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 10 at Dhaka

13 – Number of 50-plus scores made by Tillakaratne Dilshan in T20Is, which is joint third-most by a player in T20Is. Virat Kohli has also made 13 fifty-plus scores in his career. Brendon McCullum (15) and Chris Gayle (14) are ahead of them in that list.

1st – Tillakaratne Dilshan became the first batsman who has hit 200 or more fours in T20Is. He hit 10 fours and scored 75 runs against Pakistan, which took his tally to 209 fours from 74 T20Is.

10 – Number of fours hit by Dilshan, which is the second-most by any player in a T20I innings against Pakistan. Shakib Al Hasan (at Pallekele in 2012) and Kane Williamson (at Hamilton in 2016) with 11 fours are ahead of Tillakaratne in that list.

110 – Number of Runs added by Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal for the first wicket against Pakistan. It is Sri Lanka’s their best opening partnership against Pakistan in a T20I. READ: All-round Pakistan trump Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 10 at Mirpur

24 – Number of Instances in T20I cricket when both openers scored half-centuries. Dilshan (75*) and Chandimal (58) both scored fifties against Pakistan at Dhaka.

3rd – This is the third instance in T20Is when both openers scored fifties against Pakistan in a T20I innings. Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman had done so at Wanderers on February 2, 2007, while Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson did so at Seddon Park on January 17, 2016.

2nd – This is the second instance in T20Is that both Sri Lankan openers scored half-centuries in an innings. The last time it occurred was when Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya had done so against West Indies at Trent Bridge on June 10, 2009.

2nd – Chandimal became only the second Sri Lankan captain to score a fifty against Pakistan. He scored 58 runs from 49 balls with 7 fours and 1 six. Before this Kumar Sangakkara had made 64 not out against Pakistan at Lord’s on June 21, 2009. READ: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 10 at Mirpur: Highlights

10 – Number of T20I Matches won by Pakistan against Sri Lanka. This is the most number of victories by Pakistan against any opponent in T20Is.

50 – Number of Runs made by Pakistan in powerplay overs. This is the most by any team in this Asia Cup in the powerplay overs. READ: Sarfraz Ahmed’s outings in Asia Cup T20 2016 underline his growing stature in Pakistan cricket

7 – Number of wickets lost by Pakistan in the powerplay overs in this year’s Asia Cup. It is the second-most by any team after United Arab Emirates (UAE), who lost 11 wickets in the powerplay overs.

13.45 – Average at which Mohammad Hafeez has scored his 269 runs from 20 T20I matches since January 1, 2014. It is the worst average for any top-order (1-3) batsman to have played a minimum of 10 T20I innings since January 1, 2014. Tamim Iqbal is at second place in that list with an average of 15.01.

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