Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI – Statistical Highlights

Australian cricketer George Bailey (R) plays a shot as Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera looks on during the third One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on August 28, 2016. (Photo by ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia took a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series after a close win in the 3rd ODI against the Sri Lankans by 2 wickets and 4 overs to spare at the Dambulla. After electing to bat first, Dinesh Chandimal’s century saved Sri Lanka, who ended up posting 226 after being bowled out in 49.3 overs. Australia, in reply, lost a couple of quick wickets in the last few overs but got past the target due to the platform laid by their middle order batsmen. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the match.

0 – Number of active players with more than 10,000 runs in ODI cricket post Tillakaratne Dilshan’s retirement. All the 11 players with more than 10,000 ODIs runs have retired from the format.


0 – Number of times before this game Sri Lanka failed to defend a 200+ total in a D/N ODI at Dambulla. Previous highest was 170 vs India in 2010.

1 – Dinesh Chandimal’s century in this game is his first century in ODIs at home. His previous three came away from home.

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1 – This is the first time Dinesh Chandimal’s century in ODIs went in losing cause. This was his first century at home in International cricket that came in losing cause.

8 – Number of fifty plus scores Dinesh Chandimal has in the 11 ODI innings in 2016. He has scored 6 fifty plus scores in his last 7 ODI innings. In the other match, he scored 48.

23 – David Warner is now the 23rd Australian player to captain the side in T20Is.

61.66 – Average 4th wicket stand for Australia in this series. They had stands of 62, 61 and 62 in this series so far for the 4th wicket. George Bailey is included in all of them.

92.33 – Average 3rd wicket stand for Sri Lanka in this series. They had stands of 79, 125 and 73 in this series so far for the 3rd wicket. Dinesh Chandimal is included in all of them.

106 – Innings taken by Dinesh Chandimal to complete 3000 ODI runs, 4th fastest Sri Lankan to the mark.

2008 – Last Sri Lankan before Tillakaratne Dilshan played his last ODI at home and ended up on losing side was Chaminda Vaas in 2008 vs India at RPS, Colombo.

2010 – Last time before this game, Dambulla hosted a day/night ODI was also on August 28 2010.

2010 – Last time before this game, all the 5 Australian bowlers bowled more than 9 overs and conceded less than or equal to 51 runs was in 2010 vs Pakistan at Hobart.

3027 – Runs scored by Dinesh Chandimal in his ODI career so far. He is one of the 15 Sri Lankan players to have scored more than 3000 ODI runs.

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