Ireland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka
Captain of Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews with the series winning trophy. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka sealed the ODI series vs Ireland by 2-0 after their huge win in the 2nd ODI. Sri Lanka were put into bat yet again and their batsmen went big without a limit. Kusal Perera smashed a century while the other opener Gunathilaka scored 63. Prasanna smashed a quick fire 95 as Sri Lanka posted 377/8 in their 50 overs. Ireland never got going in their chase as Sri Lanka regularly picked up wickets. Lower order put on a fight with Andy McBrine scoring a fifty which could only bring the losing margin to 136 runs. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

3 – For only the 3rd time Sri Lankan top 3 batsmen scored more than 60. In December 2009 vs India (411/8) at Rajkot and in Dec, 2015 vs New Zealand at Nelson, Sri Lanka’s top 3 managed to score more than 60 runs.

4 – Only the 4th time Sri Lanka has posted a total of over 375 in ODIs. Last time they scored more than 375 in an ODI was in 2009 vs India (411/8) at Rajkot.

8 – Sri Lanka’s opening stand was worth of 147 runs while their 2nd wicket pair had a 161-run stand. This is only the 8th instance in ODI cricket where two wickets had partnerships over 145 in an ODI innings.

9 – Upul Tharanga batted at No.9 in Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings. This is the 1st time he has batted at No.9. So far he has batted at every position from No.1 to No.9.

10.50 – Partnership run rate of Kusal Perera and Seekkuge Prasanna’s 161-run stand. This is the highest run rate for a 150+ stand in ODIs for Sri Lanka and 7th highest in overall. (Includes only where the ball data is available)

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54 – Partnership runs scored between Andy McBrine and Boyd Rankin in this game for 10th wicket. This is the highest 10th wicket stand for Ireland in ODIs.

79 – Runs scored by Andy McBrine in this game while batting at No.8. This is the highest individual score for an Ireland player in ODIs batting at No.8 or lower. Previous highest was John Mooney’s 55 while batting at No.8 vs Zimbabwe in 2010.

95 – Runs scored by Seekkuge Prasanna in this game. This is the highest individual score for Prasanna in his overall professional career.

129 – Runs scored by Ireland in this game after losing their 6th wicket. Only once have they scored more runs after losing 6 wickets in ODIs. They scored 131 runs after losing 6th wicket against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2010.

188 – Number of International matches Farveez Maharoof missed since his last appearance for Sri Lanka. Only 5 Sri Lankan players missed more matches.

206.52 – Seekkuge Prasanna’s batting strike rate in this match is the 3rd best strike rate for a player who scored in 90s in an ODI. Martin Guptill for his 30-ball 93* vs Sri Lanka and Kumar Sangakkara for his 43-ball 90 vs India are ahead of Prasanna.

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377/8 – Sri Lanka’s total of 377/8 is the highest total in ODIs in Ireland. This is also the first instance where more than 350 have been scored in ODIs hosted by Ireland.

2012 – Last time Farveez Maharoof played an International game was in March 2012. He featured in an ODI vs Bangladesh at Dhaka.