Tri-Series, SL v WI, Match 5 – Statistical Highlights

West Indies v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka batsman Niroshan Dickwella is in action. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

Sr. Statistician

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West Indies now failed to win in consecutive games in which they could have finished off with a couple of balls to spare. After settling down with a Tie against Zimbabwe, West Indies lost to Sri Lanka by 1 run at Bulawayo in the ongoing Tri-series in Zimbabwe. West Indies looked all set for their first ever successful 300+ run chase before failing to grab their chances towards the end and went down to the final ball where they needed 3 runs but could only get a single. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

0 – Number of times West Indies has chased down a target of 300 or more in ODI cricket. This is the 30th time they failed to chase down a 300+ target in ODIs.

2 – Number of times West Indies has successfully chased down 10 or more runs in final over of chase in ODIs. Both times, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the batsman who scored the runs. West Indies managed 8 runs in final over in this game when they needed 10.

3 – Evin Lewis’s 148 is the 3rd highest individual score by a West Indies batsman while chasing in ODIs. Highest is 153 by Brian Lara vs Pakistan in 1993.

4 – Nuwan Pradeep became the 4th Sri Lankan to successfully defend 10 or fewer runs in final over in ODIs. Fewest is 8 runs by Chaminda Vaas against Australia in 2004.

4 – Number of times Jason Holder remained unbeaten while chasing in lost or tied ODI games, joint 2nd most times for any captain. Heath Streak was unbeaten 7 times in such games while leading Zimbabwe.

5 – Number of higher scores than Evin Lewis’s 148 which came in losing chases in ODIs. Highest is Sachin Tendulkar’s 175 vs Australia in 2009. For West Indies, only Chanderpaul’s 149* vs India in 2007 is higher than Lewis’s 148 in losing cause while chasing.

8 – Number of times Nuwan Kulasekara conceded 70 or more runs in an ODI, joint 4th most times by any player. Among Sri Lankans, Lasith Malinga conceded on 12 occasions, the most by any player as well.

10 – Kusal Mendis and Dickwella getting out in 90s was the 10th instance in ODI cricket where two batsmen in same innings got out in 90s. This was the 4th such instance for Sri Lanka.

14 – Sri Lanka now has scored 300+ in ODI in 14 different nations. This was the first time they score 300+ in ODIs in Zimbabwe. Only Australia (15) has scored in more countries.

94 – Kusal Mendis and Dickwella got out on 94 in this game. This is now the 2nd highest score on which two batsmen got out at same score in an innings in ODIs. Highest is 102 by South Africa in 2010 also against West Indies at North Sound.

148 – Evin Lewis’ 148 is now the 3rd highest individual score in ODI cricket which came to an end due to run out. Highest is David Warner’s 173 vs South Africa recently.

148 – Evin Lewis’ 148 is the 4th highest individual ODI score by a visiting player in Zimbabwe. Top 5 individual scores by visitors in Zimbabwe came at Bulawayo.

329/9 – West Indies’ 329 is the highest ODI score while chasing in a 1-run loss. Previous highest was 301/6 by Zimbabwe vs Australia at Perth in 2001.

330/7 – Sri Lanka’s 330/7 in this game is their highest ODI total in Zimbabwe. Previous highest was 296/4 vs Zimbabwe at Harare in 1994.