Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

604dSidharth Monga

Battling time, Dhoni attempts a technique tweak

With pressure mounting on MS Dhoni, the India batsman has quietly tried two things in the Sri Lanka series: a switch to conventional pads and a trigger movement at the crease

Preview

Mr. Unbeaten

73

No. of times MS Dhoni has remained not out in ODIs - the most by any player. He went past Pollock and Vaas who had 72 not outs.

Not big this time

104

Rohit's score in this game - his lowest 100+ score to get out. His last 10 ODI 100s were all of 120+ runs.

Malinga's feat

300

Wickets for Malinga in ODIs. He's the 11th bowler and 8th pacer to do so.

Another ton

29

No. of centuries for Kohli in ODIs - the third-most after Tendulkar (49) and Ponting (30). Kohli has took only 185 innings to score that many compared to Tendulkar's 265 and Ponting's 330.

Big stands

8

No. of 150+ partnerships between Kohli and Rohit - the second-most by any pair in the history of ODIs. Only Tendulkar-Ganguly (12) have added more.

Kohli's bogey team

44

No. of inns taken by Kohli to complete 2000 runs v SL - the joint second-quickest. Tendulkar achieved it in 40 inns v Aus and Viv also took 44 inns to do so against Aus.

Quick fifty

11

Over in which Kohli completed his fifty, which is his quickest in terms of team overs. Previous quickest was 16th over v Pak, Dhaka, 2012 (he finished with 183)

Not chasing today

2

No. of times Kohli has chosen to bat first after winning the toss in 16 attempts, including today. The first was also v SL, at Eden Gardens, in 2014 where Rohit blasted 264.

MSD's milestone

300

No. of ODIs for MS Dhoni. He has become the sixth player from India and 20th overall to appear in 300 or more ODIs. Dhoni has played 297 ODIs for India and 3 for Asia XI.