West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2021: 3rd T20I - Fabian Allen creates new records, Wanindu Hasaranga’s exceptional figures and more stats
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the third T20I between West Indies and Sri Lanka.
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West Indies have clinched the T20I series by 2-1 against Sri Lanka at home. They cruised over the visiting team by 3 wickets in the decider played in Antigua. Sri Lanka had posted a total of 131/4 in 20 overs after electing to bat first. Dinesh Chandimal played a vital knock of unbeaten 54 runs off 46 balls for them which included 3 fours. Ashen Bandara who was playing just his third T20I smashed 44 runs off 35 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes.
For West Indies, Fabian Allen did his magic with the ball as he registered excellent bowling figures giving away just 13 runs in his 4 overs while taking 1 wicket as well. The match tilted like a seesaw in the second innings as the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals. However, Fabian Allen and Jason Holder ensured victory for the team as they shared a 29-run partnership for the 8th wicket in only 13 balls.
West Indies chased down the total in 19 overs registering a win by 3 wickets. Wanindu Hasaranga gave his all for the visitors as he picked 2 wickets in 4 overs for 13 runs, but the hosts had the last laugh. Fabian Allen was adjudged player of the match for his all-round brilliance.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the third T20I between West Indies and Sri Lanka:
3 – This was the third series win for West Indies against Sri Lanka in bilateral encounters. They are unbeatable against the Lankan team in the 4 bilateral T20I series played till now.
29 – The 29-run partnership between Fabian Allen and Jason Holder is the highest 8th wicket partnership for West Indies in a successful run chase in T20Is.
13 – Fabian Allen gave away only 13 runs in his 4 overs. Among players scoring over 20 runs with the bat in the match, this was the most economical 4-over spell for West Indies in T20Is.
4 – Wanindu Hasaranga’s figures of 4-0-13-2 are the joint fourth most economical figures by a Sri Lankan bowler in a losing cause among the 4-over spells.
3.50 – Wanindu Hasaranga bowled with an incredible economy rate of 3.50 in the series. He gave away only 42 runs in the 12 overs he bowled in the three matches. He registered the second-best economy rate in a 3-match T20I bilateral series with a minimum of 5 overs bowled. Ravi Ashwin is at the top with an economy of 3.18 against Sri Lanka in the 2016 series.
350 – Fabian Allen’s strike rate of 350 is the fifth-best in a successful T20I run chase with a minimum of 20 runs scored with the bat. Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch share the top position of this list with a strike rate of 400.
6.76 – Wanindu Hasaranga’s current career economy rate of 6.76 is the fourth-best for a Sri Lankan bowler with a minimum of 40 overs bowled in T20Is.
85* – The 85-run partnership between Ashen Bandara and Dinesh Chandimal is the highest 5th wicket partnership for Sri Lanka in T20Is. Before them, Chamara Kapugadera and Angelo Mathews had added 80 runs for the fifth wicket against England in 2016.
52 – Kieron Pollard registered a duck after 52 innings in T20Is. This is the longest streak for a batsman from the West Indies in terms of scoring a run in most consecutive innings. Overall, Pollard is at the 10th spot on the list.
65 – Chris Gayle could score only 13 runs in his 20-ball innings with a strike rate of 65. This is the second-worst strike rate for the T20 legend when he has faced 20 or more balls in an innings.