Stats Analysis

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Stats highlights from the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

Shiva Jayaraman
Kusal Perera's 25-ball 68 was Sri Lanka's fastest innings of 50 or more runs in ODIs.  •  AFP

Kusal Perera's 25-ball 68 was Sri Lanka's fastest innings of 50 or more runs in ODIs.  •  AFP

288 Target chased down by Sri Lanka in this match, the second-highest successful chase in ODIs in Sri Lanka, and only one run short of the highest. The highest successful chase in Sri Lanka also was by the hosts against the same opposition, in Dambulla in 2009.
4 Times Sri Lanka have beaten Pakistan in ODIs by a margin of two wickets, including this game. This is the narrowest margin of win in terms of wickets for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in ODIs.
17 Balls Kusal Perera took to score his fifty; this was the second-fastest fifty ever in ODIs, and the joint-fastest for Sri Lanka. Sanath Jayasuriya had also made a 17-ball fifty against the same opposition, in 1996. AB de Villiers' 16-ball fifty against West Indies earlier this year is the fastest fifty in ODIs.
272 Perera's strike-rate in this match - the highest in an innings of 50 or more runs by a Sri Lanka batsman in ODIs. Perera's innings in this game managed to edge out Jayasuriya's against Pakistan in 1996, in which he had a strike rate of 271.42.
70 Runs conceded by Sachith Pathirana from his nine overs, the most conceded by a Sri Lanka debutant in ODIs. Pathirana's economy of 7.77 in this match was also the worst by any Sri Lanka debutant to bowl five or more overs.
20 Runs off Lasith Malinga's ninth over in this game - the fourth-highest he has conceded in an over in ODIs and the second time he conceded 20 or more runs in an over against Pakistan. Mohammad Rizwan carted 18 off that over from Malinga, which equals the third-most he has conceded in an over to a batsman in ODIs.
536 Runs Azhar Ali has scored in his eight ODIs as captain. He has averaged 67 as captain and scored two hundreds and three fifties. Azhar's 536 runs are the most by a batsman in his first eight or fewer matches as captain. Glenn Turner, with 515 runs in seven matches, had scored the most before Azhar. For Pakistan, Aamer Sohail had made the most runs in the first eight ODIs as captain before Azhar. Sohail had hit 411 runs, including four fifty-plus scores.
55 Times Angelo Mathews has been involved in run-outs in international cricket, the most for any player since Mathews' debut in 2008. MS Dhoni, who has been involved in 37 run-outs since Mathews debut, is a distant second. However, this was only the 15th time Mathews himself was run out.
23 Mohammad Hafeez's bowing average against left-hand batsmen, exactly half of his average of 46 against the right-hand ones. Sixty-seven of his 129 ODI wickets have been of left-hand batsmen. Hafeez has dismissed five left-hand batsmen in this series and averaged 12 runs per wicket against them. His one wicket against the right-hand batsmen cost him 40 runs.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior sub-editor (stats) at