Statistical highlights of the ODI tri-series final between India and Sri Lanka here.

# Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (78 dismissals – 59 catches + 19 stumpings in 57 matches) has become the first wicketkeeper to effect 75 dismissals in India-Sri Lanka ODIs.

# Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to effect three stumpings in an innings on three occasions in ODIs.

# Dhoni has got his 19th Man of the Match award in ODIs – his sixth against Sri Lanka.

# Dhoni has become the second wicketkeeper after Kumar Sangakkara to record a 40-plus and effect four dismissals in the same match twice. He had first accomplished the double vs Hong Kong at Karachi on June 25, 2008 – 109 not out and four dismissals.

# Sangakkara (71) recorded his 77th fifty in ODIs. With 22 innings of fifty-plus – five hundreds + 17 fifties, he has set a record against India in ODIs, bettering the 21 (7 hundreds + 14 fifties) by Sanath Jayasuriya.

# Sangakkara is averaging 63.87 in ODIs in 2013 – his tally being 511, including a hundred and four fifties.

# Sangakkara, during the course of his innings, completed 1,000 runs in Tournament Finals in ODIs, totalling 1023 runs at an average of 40.92 in 26 matches.

# Sangakkara became the third Sri Lankan player after Sanath Jayasuriya (1613) and Mahela Jayawardene (1028) to amass 1000 runs in Tournament Finals.

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s tally of 10 wickets (ave.9.70) is his best performance in a series – also the highest in the just-concluded Tri series competition.

# Kumar has got his first Player of the Series award in ODIs. His performance of two for 24 is his best in a tournament final.

# For the first time, Kumar bowled four maiden overs in an innings and became the third Indian bowler after Kapil Dev and Venkatesh Prasad to bowl four maiden overs or more in an ODI Final.

# Rangana Herath (4/20) recorded his career-best bowling figures in ODIs – his first four-wicket haul in an innings.

# India, with their nail-biting finish, registered their fourth victory in nine three-team tournaments against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

# India’s one-wicket win is their third by such a margin – their first two were against New Zealand at Auckland on January 11, 2003 and against West Indies at Cuttack on November 29, 2011.

# India have now won three consecutive ODI series – 3—2 against England in India 2012-13, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and the West Indies Tri Nation series 2013.

# Mahela Jayawardene has become the third player to have appeared in 400 ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar (463) and Sanath Jayasuriya (445).

# Lahiru Thirimanne (46) recorded his highest score in ODIs in the West Indies.

# The 122-run partnership between Thirimanne and Sangakkara is Sri Lanka’s highest third-wicket stand in a Final vs India in ODIs.

# Ravindra Jadeja has bagged 33 wickets (ave.16.51) in 17 ODIs – the most by a bowler in 2013.

# Jadeja’s bowling performance of 4 for 23 is his best vs Sri Lanka in ODIs apart from the best in a tournament final.

# Rohit Sharma (58) recorded his 17th fifty in ODIs – his third vs Sri Lanka.

# Sharma’s fifty is his second in the Tournament finals.

With 217 runs at an average of 54.25, including two fifties, he is the leading run-getter for India in the recently concluded series.

# Dhoni’s superb unbeaten 45 off 52 balls is his highest innings outside the sub-continent in Tournament finals.

# Dhoni’s average of 61.35 is the highest in India-Sri Lanka ODIs – his aggregate being 2086 (ave.61.35) in 57 matches.

# Amongst the batsmen with 1000 runs or more in successful chases, Dhoni is the only one to have averaged 100-plus in ODIs.

(This article was published on July 12, 2013)
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