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Stats Highlights, India vs SL, 3rd ODI

Shikhar Dhawan becomes the quickest Indian to reach 2000-run mark in ODIs

By Rajneesh Gupta in
This match was India’s 300th ODI in India. India became second country after Australia (398) to play 300 ODIs at home soil.

Kumar Sangakkara was dismissed for a duck for the 15th time in his ODI career – third time against India. This was the fourth time he recorded a golden duck. Two of these instances have come against India. Zaheer Khan had dismissed him bowled at Margao in 2007.

Mahela Jayawardene (118) completed his 12,000 ODI runs when his score reached 116. He became third Sri Lankan and fifth batsman to reach this mark after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Ricky Ponting (13704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13430) and Kumar Sangakkara (12918). Incidentally Jayawardene is the slowest to do so, taking 399 innings. Jayasuriya (379) held the previous record.

Umesh Yadav (4-53) returned his best figures in ODIs, bettering 3-32 against West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 2013.

Shikhar Dhawan (91) completed his 2,000 ODI runs. He became 23rd Indian to achieve this milestone. By taking 48 innings, Dhawan is now the quickest among Indians to accomplish this feat. The details:

Batsman

Inns

Shikhar Dhawan

48

Navjot Sidhu

52

Sourav Ganguly

52

Virat Kohli

53

Gautam Gambhir

61

MS Dhoni

62

Rahul Dravid

63

Virender Sehwag

66

Dilip Vengsarkar

67


In all ODIs only four batsmen have raced to 2,000 run-mark in fewer innings than Dhawan. Take a look:

Batsman

Inns

Hashim Amla (SA)

40

Zaheer Abbas (Pak)

45

Kevin Pietersen (Eng)

45

Jonathan Trott (Eng)

47

Viv Richards (WI)

48

Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)

48

Gordon Greenidge (WI)

49

Gary Kirsten (SA)

50


Virat Kohli (53), on 50, completed his 6,000 runs in ODIs. By taking only 136 innings Kohli became the quickest to reach this mark, wresting the record from Viv Richards, who took 141 innings to do so.

Quickest to 6,000 run-mark in ODIs


Batsman

Inns

Virat Kohli (Ind)

136

Viv Richards (WI)

141

Sourav Ganguly (Ind)

147

AB de Villiers (SA)

147

Matthew Hayden (Aus)

154

Brian Lara (WI)

155

Dean Jones (Aus)

157


The win gave India an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. With this India kept their record intact of not losing to Sri Lanka in a bilateral series at home.

India have now not lost to Sri Lanka in a bilateral series (home or away) in more than 17 years. The last time India suffered a series defeat by Sri Lanka was in 1997 when Sri Lanka beat India 3-0. Since then India have won seven series, while two series ended as drawn.