Asia Cup T20: Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Statistical Highlights

Pakistan cricketers celebrate after the dismissal
Pakistan cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of the Sri Lanka cricketer Dinesh Chandimal during the Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 4 , 2016. / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In a virtual No.3 spot game, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to end their Asia Cup T20 campaign with a win. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka decided to bat. Their decision worked out as their openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal gave their side a great with a century stand for the opening wicket. However, Sri Lanka couldn’t carry on the momentum and ended up with just 150/4 on the board.

Pakistan too had a good start to their innings as their top order was amongst the runs. Sharjeel Khan and Sarfraz Ahmed laid the platform by scoring 30s while Umar Akmal fell 2 runs of a well-deserved fifty when scores were level. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

3 – Sri Lanka has used 3 different captains in this Asia Cup. This is the first time in a T20I series or tournament, where a team used more than 2 different captains. Across all the formats, this is the 3rd time SL used 3 different captains in a tournament. Asia Cup 1988 and Asian Test Championship in 1999 are the other 2 instances.

4 – Number of fifties Dinesh Chandimal has scored so far in T20Is. Two of those have come while opening in 4 innings. While not opening, he scored just 1 fifty in 28 innings.

7 – This was the 7th instance in T20Is where Pakistan chased down a target of 150 and more. They failed to chase the same on 8 other occasions.

8 – Number of bowlers Sri Lanka used in the match, the joint most bowlers any team has used in a T20I.

10 – Number of times Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in T20Is, the joint most times a team defeated a certain opposition in T20Is. South Africa defeated New Zealand in 10 T20Is as well.

13 – Number of fifty plus score Tillakaratne Dilshan has scored in T20Is. Only Brendon McCullum (15) and Chris Gayle (14) have more fifty-plus scores in this format than Dilshan.

15 – Number of times Pakistan and Sri Lanka faced each other in T20Is. 15 T20Is have been played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka as well, the most in T20Is between 2 sides.

50 – Percentage of team’s runs Tillakaratne Dilshan has scored during his innings. This is the 4th time he has scored 50% of runs in a completed T20I innings.

110 – Partnership runs between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal. This is the 2nd highest opening stand for Sri Lanka in T20Is.

209 – Number of fours Tillakaratne Dilshan has hit in T20Is. He is the 1st batsman to hit 200 fours in this format. Brendon McCullum had 199 fours in T20Is.

5055 – Runs scored by Tillakaratne Dilshan in overall Twenty20 format. He is now the 15th player and 1st Sri Lankan to complete 5000 runs in T20s.

2012 – Last time when 3 among the Pakistan’s top 4 batsmen scored more than 30 runs in a T20I was in 2012.