Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

Mitchell Starc
Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc celebrates with his teammates. (Photo by ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia recorded their first win against the hosts in the Sri Lanka tour as they sneaked in with a 3-wicket win in the first ODI of the 5-match series at the RPS, Colombo. Sri Lanka managed to post 227/8 in their 50 overs after been put to bat. Australia were cruising at 190/3 but lost 4 wickets in quick space before reaching the target with 3.1 overs to spare. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the match.

Statistical Highlights – Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI:

2 – Number of catches Danushka Gunathilaka taken as a substitute fielder in this game. Only 4 players have taken more than 3 catches as substitute fielder in an ODI.

5 – Dinesh Chandimal became only the 4th Sri Lankan to score 5 consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODIs.

5 – Number of spinners Sri Lanka used in this game. Only the 2nd time they used 5 or more spinners in an ODI since 2007.

7 – Dinesh Chandimal has 7 fifty-plus scores in 9 ODI innings played in 2016.

52 – Matches taken by Mitchell Starc for completing 100 ODI wickets, the fastest to the mark. Saqlain Mushtaq took 53 ODIs.

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85 – Balls taken by Steven Smith for his fifty in this game, his slowest in ODIs.

91 – Balls faced by Tillakaratne Dilshan against Mitchell Starc in ODIs. He scored 58 runs against Starc but never got out, most balls by any player without getting out vs Starc in ODIs.

101 – Wickets taken by Mitchell Starc in ODIs so far. He broke the record of 99 wickets by Shane Bond after 52 ODIs.

228 – Target chased by Australia in this game, their highest in ODIs in Sri Lanka. Previous highest was 227 against Sri Lanka in 2004 also at RPS, Colombo.

1017 – Runs scored by Tillakaratne Dilshan in ODIs against Australia. He is now the 4th Sri Lankan to score 1000 runs in ODIs vs Australia.

2013 – Last Australian to take 85 or more balls for his fifty in ODIs before Smith was Shaun Marsh (87) in 2013 vs Scotland.

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