Stats Highlights, Ind v SL, Asia Cup, Match 2
Mirpur, Mar 13: Twin centuries from Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir against Sri Lanka got India off to a flying start in the Asia Cup. This was Kolhi’s second century on the trot, the second time he’s achieved such a feat in his career. The Gambhir-Kohli partnership, worth 205 runs, is the highest second-wicket partnership in the Asia Cup. Irfan Pathan, too, impressed with a four-for in a game dominated by the Indian batsmen. Take a look at the numbers that matter from India’s win at Mirpur, Dhaka.
- This was the 134th match between India and Sri Lanka, their seventh in Bangladesh and fourth at Mirpur.
- Since scoring 111 vs South Africa in the 2011 World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar has not scored an international hundred in 33 innings. This is his second longest streak without a hundred. Between May 2007 and January 2008, Tendulkar played 34 innings without scoring a hundred.
- Virat Kohli, on 18, completed 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka. He became the ninth Indian to do so.
- Gautam Gambhir (100) made his tenth ODI hundred – his fifth against Sri Lanka.
- Virat Kohli (108) made his tenth ODI hundred – his third against Sri Lanka.
- Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score consecutive hundreds against Sri Lanka. He had made an unbeaten 133 in the last game at Hobart on February 28.
- Kohli also became the first Indian batsman to score two consecutive hundreds on two occasions. He had also made 118 against Australia at Visakhapatnam and 105 against New Zealand at Guwahati in 2010.
- The Gambhir-Kohli partnership of 205 runs is the highest second-wicket partnership in the Asia Cup. The pair obliterated the previous record stand of 198 between Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina against Pakistan at Karachi in 2008.
- The above partnership was the fourth double-hundred partnership in the Asia Cup for any wicket – the first for India.
- This was Gambhir and Kohli’s third double-hundred partnership.
- The Gambhir-Kohli pair has now aggregated 1762 runs in 27 innings at an average of 70.48 with six hundred and three 50 stands. Among all batsmen who have batted together at least 25 times in ODIs, Gambhir-Kohli have the highest average.
- Kohli became the fastest player to score 10 ODI hundreds, taking only 80 innings to do so. The previous record was held by West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge with 99 innings . South Africa’s Hashim Amla, with nine hundreds in 56 innings, looks set to break Kohli’s record.
- Gambhir and Kohli provided the 23rd instance of two Indian batsmen scoring a hundred in the same innings. Of the matches featuring twin centuries for the side, India have won 18 and lost only five.
- Irfan Pathan’s figures of four for 32 are the second best by an Indian bowler in Asia Cup against Sri Lanka after Kapil Dev’s four for 31 at Kolkata in 1991.