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Stats Analysis

Stats - A rare bat-first win in Dubai, and Sri Lanka's remarkable comeback

All the statistical highlights from Sri Lanka's 2022 Asia Cup win

4/18 - Win-loss record of teams batting first in men's T20Is in Dubai since the start of 2021. Sri Lanka's total of 170 for 6 was the lowest among the four instances of teams successfully defending in Dubai in the last 12 months.
0 - Previous instances of Sri Lanka winning a men's T20I after losing their first five wickets inside ten overs when batting first. Before the 2022 Asia Cup final, only once did Sri Lanka win a T20I - batting first or second - despite losing half their side in fewer than 8.5 overs (as was the case on Sunday) - against Australia in 2017, when they lost their top five within 4.3 overs.
2013-14 - Last time Sri Lanka won five consecutive men's T20Is before this Asia Cup was in the 2013-14 season. They won five T20Is in succession before losing to England in the group phase of the 2014 T20 World Cup.
3 - Sri Lanka is only the third team to win a men's T20I final while defending a total [among the 13 finals involving two Full-Member teams]. India won by five runs against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup final, while West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the 2012 T20 World Cup final.
5 - Consecutive wins for Sri Lanka in T20Is against Pakistan, all with Dasun Shanaka as captain. Shanaka also led them to a 3-0 series win in 2019. Before this winning run, Sri Lanka had only five T20I wins against Pakistan in 18 meetings.
Sri Lanka had bowled Pakistan out four times in this five-match winning streak but had done it only twice in the first 18 games against them.
2 - Fifty-plus partnerships for Sri Lanka in the final, after losing their fifth wicket. It is only the third instance in men's T20Is where a team had two fifty-plus stands for the last five wickets. Pakistan had done it against Sri Lanka in 2015 and Norway against Switzerland earlier this year.
71* - Bhanuka Rajapaksa's unbeaten innings of 71 is the highest individual score while batting at No. 5 or lower in a men's T20I knockout game. The previous highest was 68 by Tamoor Sajjad of Qatar while batting at No. 6 against Saudi Arabia in the final of the 2019 Western Region T20.
2 - Players with 30-plus runs and three-plus wickets in a men's T20I knockout between two Full-Member nations. Carlos Brathwaite is the only player to have achieved this double before Wanindu Hasaranga in this match. Brathwaite scored 34* and took three wickets in the 2016 T20 World Cup final against England.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo