Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2019: 2nd ODI – Babar Azam's record century, Jayasuriya-Shanaka's resilience and more stats

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2019: 2nd ODI – Babar Azam’s record century, Jayasuriya-Shanaka’s resilience and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Pakistan’s big win against Sri Lanka in the Karachi ODI.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan took 1-0 lead in their first home ODI series in four years with a 67-run win against Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI. Babar Azam’s 105-ball 115 helped the hosts to reach 305/7 in their 50 overs. Usman Khan’s opening spell left the visitors five down for just 28 runs. However, Shehan Jayasuriya (96) and Dasun Shanaka (68) didn’t let the home side get away easily. They added a record 177-run partnership before getting out in the space of three balls. They eventually got bowled out for 238 in 46.5 overs.

All the statistical highlights from Pakistan’s big win against Sri Lanka in the Karachi ODI:

The greatest recovery:

0 – Number of century partnerships for 6th or lower wicket which began at team’s total less than 30 runs prior to Jayasuriya-Shanaka’s stand. T Maruma and Richmond Mutumbami shared 97 runs for the 7th wicket in the 2014 Bulawayo ODI against Afghanistan. For the 6th wicket, the previous highest is 86 by Grant Elliot and Daniel Vettori from 5/20 in the 2010 Dhaka ODI against Bangladesh.


177 – Jayasuriya and Shanaka’s 177-run partnership is the 2nd highest stand for 6th wicket or lower wicket that began at team total below 50. Stuart Matsikenyeri and Tatenda Taibu added 188 in the 2009 Benoni ODI against South Africa from 5/48.


Babar’s century:

71 – Innings Babar Azam needed for scoring his 11th century in ODI cricket. He is the 3rd quickest to 11 ODI hundreds in Men’s cricket.

Stats: Babar Azam scores his 11th century in ODI cricket


Usman runs through Sri Lanka yet again:

2 – Usman Khan registered 2nd 5-wicket haul in his 16-match ODI career. His first 5-fer also came against Sri Lanka n 2017 Sharjah ODI. It was the last ODI match that Pakistan played against the Lankans.


Babar Azam @ 1000:

1061 – Runs Babar Azam has scored in the ODI format in 2019. He is the first Pakistan player to amass 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year since the start of 2014. Babar got those 1000 runs in only 19 innings; the fewest any Pakistan player needed to complete 1000 ODI runs in a year. Javed Miandad was the previous fastest needing 21 innings for the milestone in 1987.


The record partnership:

177 – Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka’s partnership of 177 is the 4th highest 6th wicket stand in the ODI format. This is the highest 6th wicket partnerships in ODIs for Sri Lanka going past 159 by Chamara Kapugedera and Chamara Silva pair in the 2008 Port of Spain ODI against West Indies. This is also the highest 6th wicket ODI stand against Pakistan surpassing 154 by P Dujon and Richie Richardson in the 1991 Sharjah ODI.


196 – Runs aggregated by No.6 and lower position batsmen for Sri Lanka in this game; the 2nd most by them in an ODI match. Their No.6 and lower batsmen aggregated 204 runs during the 2017 Centurion ODI against South Africa.


A first in Pakistan:

1 – Shehan Jayasuriya bowled the first over of the match. He thus became the first spinner to bowl the first over of an ODI on Pakistan soil. He is also the first spinner to bowl the first over of a team’s innings in an ODI hosted by Pakistan. There are three other instances of a spinner bowling the 2nd over of a team’s innings in an ODI in Pakistan.


An expensive day for Shadab:

76 – The 76 runs conceded by Shadab Khan are the joint 2nd most runs conceded by a spinner in an ODI in Pakistan. UAE’s Khurram Khan conceded 78 runs in the 2008 Asia Cup match against Bangladesh while Danish Kaneria also gave away 76 runs in the 2003 ODI against New Zealand.