England's maiden T20I hundred and their highest successful chase
Stats highlights from England's stunning win against Sri Lanka in Chittagong
- Alex Hales' unbeaten 116 was the first T20 international century by an England batsman. Their previous highest scores were an unbeaten 99 by Luke Wright, against Afghanistan in the previous World T20, and 99 by Hales himself against West Indies at Trent Bridge in 2012. Hales had got out in the nineties twice before and now has three of the top five individual scores by England batsmen in T20Is.
- Hales' was only the third century in chases and fell short of the highest score in a chase by just one run. Richard Levi's unbeaten 117 against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012 is the highest score in a T20I chase.
- This was England's highest successful chase in T20Is, beating the 178 they chased down against India in Mumbai in 2012.
- The 152-run partnership between Hales and Eoin Morgan was the fourth-highest for any wicket, the highest for the third wicket, and only the fourth 150 partnership in T20Is. This was also the second-highest stand for any wicket by England, their highest being the 159-run partnership between Hales and Ravi Bopara for the second wicket against West Indies at Trent Bridge in 2012.
- It was the second time that a third-wicket partnership had added 100 or more runs with a team two wickets down for no score in T20 internationals. The other such partnership was by Canada's Ashish Bagai and Ruvindu Gunasekara against Ireland in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier last year.
- Mahela Jayawardene's 89 was his third-highest T20I score and his tenth 50-plus score in T20Is. Jayawardene has now scored three of the five highest scores by Sri Lankan batsmen in the World T20. He has 967 runs in the World T20 at an average of 43.88 and a strike rate of 144.29. His seven 50-plus scores in the tournament now equal the most any batsman has in the tournament. Chris Gayle has also made seven fifty-plus scores in the World T20.
- Tillakaratne Dilshan's 44-ball half-century equalled his slowest in T20Is. He had made a 44-ball fifty against India in a one-off T20I in Colombo in 2010. This was also his slowest innings of fifty or more runs in T20 internationals.
- Jayawardene and Dilshan added 145 runs for the second wicket, which equalled the fourth-highest partnership for any wicket in T20Is before England's third-wicket partnership pushed it to fifth place. This was also Sri Lanka's second-highest stand for any wicket in T20Is and their sixth hundred stand. Sri Lanka's biggest partnership was the 166 that Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara added for the second wicket against West Indies in the 2010 World T20.
- Eoin Morgan completed 1000 T20I runs during his innings of 57, becoming the second England batsman after Kevin Pietersen to do so. Including Morgan, only 15 batsmen have scored 1000 runs in T20 internationals.
- Nuwan Kulasekara's figures of 4 for 32 in this match are his best in T20 internationals. It was the first time he had taken four wickets in a T20I. His previous best was 3 for 4 against New Zealand in 2010. Kulasekara has taken six wickets - already the most he has taken in any T20I series - in nine overs in this tournament at an average of 9.11 per wicket.
- Ajantha Mendis went for 25 runs - including three sixes and a four - in his final over, making it his most expensive over in T20Is. His figures of 0 for 52 in this match are his worst in T20Is. Mendis equalled the most expensive over by a Sri Lanka bowler in T20Is: Seekkuge Prasanna also gave away 25 runs in an over against Pakistan in a T20I in Dubai last year.
Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com
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