Colombo, July 28: India defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third One Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium on Saturday. Here are a few interesting stats on India and Sri Lanka and the highlights of the third ODI between the two nations.
Scorecard: 3rd ODI, India Vs SL; Report
#India's score of 288/5 is the highest successful chase at R Premadasa Stadium. Previous was also India's, 271/2 against England on September 22, 2002.
#Gautam Gambhir scored his 11th ODI century.
#Suresh Raina won the Man-of-the-match award for his unbeaten half century.
#Rohit Sharma scored his fifth duck against Sri Lanka. Overall it was his eighth. In this series, he has scores of 5, 0, 0.
#Average total batting first at Premadasa in the last 10 matches is 206
#This is the 85th D/N ODI at Colombo (Premadasa Stadium)
#India and Sri Lanka have played 29 matches at R Premadasan Stadium while hosts have dominated with 15 wins, while India have won only 11 with 3 matches bearing no result.
#Zaheer Khan has dismissed dilshan 6 times in ODIs including the third ODI as the Indian pace spearhead dismissed him yet again for 4.
#The two teams have played 24 D/N matches at the same venue while Sri Lanka have an upper hand as they have won 12 ODIs and India has managed to register 9 matches and three matches did not yield any result.
#Irfan Pathan has dismissed Tillakaratne Dilshan 7 times in ODIs
#Zaheer is India's leading wicket taker against Sri Lanka with 65 wickets
#Zaheer Khan has dismissed Upul Tharanga 8 times in ODIs
#Irfan Pathan has dismissed Sangakkara 5 times in ODIs
#Zaheer Khan has been India's most successful bowler in D/N matches as he has taken 155 wickets so far
#Mahela has played most D/N ODIs (222)
#Results at Premadasa favour teams batting first, as the teams have won 58 times batting first while the teams chasing a target have been successful only 40 times.
#The third ODI between India abd Sri Lanka is Kumar Dharmasena's 37th ODI as an umpire.
#Mahela Jayawardene scored his 17th fifth vs India during his knock of 65 in the third ODI at Colombo
#Mahela Jayawardene scored his 68th fifty in ODIs off 65 balls
#India conceded 40 runs and claimed three wickets in the first powerplay (mandatory)
#The bowling powerplay saw Lanka score 25 runs off 5 overs
#Sangakkara-Jayawardene's 121 runs partnership for the 4th wikcet was the 14th 100 plus partnerhsip from the duo who have played 125 ininnigs together
#Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara added 121 runs for the 4th wicket
#Sri Lanka reached the three figure mark in 21.6 overs (132 balls)
#Sangakkara-Jayawardene's 100 plus partnership is Sri Lanka's highest 4th wicket partnership against India
#Sangakkara scored his 73rd fifty in ODIs while it was his 16th half century against India
#Kumar Sangakkara has scored 2452 runs against India at an average of 40.53
#Indians conceded 12 extras in the innings
#The 3rd ODI recorded Mathews and Mendis' second 50 plus partnership in the last 10 innings
#Mathews and Mendis' 104 runs for the sixth wicket is the highest recorded by the Sri Lankan team in ODIs
#India conceded 97 runs off the last 10 overs to help Lanka post a challenging 286/5
#Mathews scored an unbeaten 71 off 57 balls, while Mendis also remained unbeaten on 45 (40 balls)