Sri Lanka vs India stats review: One-off T20 at Pallekele

India’s 39-run victory is their biggest by runs’ margin in Twenty20 internationals AFP

Pallekele: Aug 8, 2012

Statistical highlights of the lone Twenty20 match between India and Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday.

# Irfan Pathan has been adjudged the Man-of-the-Match for the second time in T20Is – his first award was against Pakistan for claiming 3 for 16 at Johannesburg on September 24, 2007.

# Pathan is the top wicket-taker for India in T20Is – 20 wickets at 23.30 runs apiece in 18 matches.

# Pathan captured the wickets of the top three batsmen for the first time in a T20I.

# Pathan (3 for 27) has recorded his best figures against Sri Lanka – his second best in T20Is, behind the 3 for 16 against Pakistan at Johannesburg on September 24, 2007.

# Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have shared a partnership of 74 for the second wicket – India’s highest against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

# India (155/3) have posted their lowest total against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

# Sri Lanka (116) have posted the lowest completed innings total in Sri Lanka-India T20Is.

# Ashok Dinda (4/19) has registered his best bowling figures in T20Is.

# Dinda’s above bowling figures are the best against Sri lanka at Pallekele in T20Is. The said figures are the second best overall Pallekele.

# Ajantha Mendis (SL) had taken six for 16 against Australia on August 8, 2011 – the best bowling performance in T20Is.

# Dinda is the first Indian bowler to take four wickets in an innings against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

# Dinda’s aforesaid figures are the joint second best for India in T20Is. Zaheer Khan had taken four wickets for 19 runs against Ireland at Trent Bridge on June 10, 2009.

# Rudra Pratap Singh holds an Indian record. He had bagged 4 for 13 against South Africa at Durban on September 20, 2007, which are the best by an Indian bowler in T20Is.

# Pragyan Ojha is the only other bowler to bag four wickets for India in a T20I – 4 for 21 against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on June 6, 2009.

# Dilshan has posted his first duck against India – his fourth in T20Is.

# Mahela Jayawardene (26) has recorded his highest score against India in T20Is.

# Suresh Raina took his runs’ tally to 631 at an average of 33,21 in 26 games – the second highest for India in T20Is behind Gautam Gambhir’s aggregate of 752 (ave.31.33) in 27 matches.

# Raina, with 162 runs at an average of 40.50 in five games, is now the top Indian run-getter against Sri Lanka in T20Is, overtaking the 136 (ave.27.20) in five matches by Gautam Gambhir.

# India’s convincing 39-run victory is their biggest by runs’ margin, outstripping the 37-run win against South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban on September 20, 2007.

# Sri Lanka, after winning the first two games against Australia, have lost their first match at Pallekele.

# Shaminda Eranga became the first bowler to take a wicket each in his first over in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

# Kohli has become the first Indian batsman to record a fifty against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

# Kohli (68) has recorded his maiden fifty in T20Is.

# Kohli’s above knock is the highest by an Indian player against Sri Lanka in T20Is, surpassing Virender Sehwag’s 64 at Mohali on December 12, 2009.

# Dhoni, with 31 matches as captain, has establshed a record in Twenty20 Internationals, eclipsing Paul Collingwood’s tally of 30. (PTI)