Stats Analysis

Mathews - 0 hundreds, 22 fifties

A stats review of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Hambantota

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
Thisara Perera exults after taking a wicket, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Hambantota, August 23, 2014

Thisara Perera won the MoM award for his all-round performance, scoring 65 runs and taking three wickets. He became the sixth Sri Lankan player to score a fifty and take three wickets in the same ODI  •  AFP

0 Number of times that that a 300-plus total has been successfully chased down in an ODI in Sri Lanka. The highest total that has been chased down successfully in Sri Lanka is the 288 that Pakistan had set Sri Lanka at Dambulla in 2009. There have been two instances of teams, India and Sri Lanka, scoring 300-plus runs during an ODI chase in Sri Lanka, but both came in close losses.
6 Number of Pakistan wicketkeepers to have effected 50 ODI dismissals. Umar Akmal became the latest addition on the list when he took a catch to dismiss Upul Tharanga off the bowling of Wahab Riaz. Moin Khan leads the list with 287 ODI dismissals.
22 Number of fifties that Angelo Mathews has now scored in ODI cricket. This is the most fifties scored by a Sri Lankan batsman who does not have an ODI hundred. Chamara Kapugedera with eight fifties is a distant second. Across countries, Misbah-ul-Haq holds the record, with 37 fifties and no hundred. Mathews is also one of only five batsmen to have made 3000-plus ODI runs without scoring a century.
90 Number of 50-plus scores that Mahela Jayawardene has made in ODI cricket. There are only nine players who have made 90 or more such scores, an elite list led by Sachin Tendulkar (145) and Ricky Ponting (112). The only others with 100 or more 50-plus scores are Kumar Sangakkara (105) and Jacques Kallis (103).
2 Number of times that Seekkuge Prasanna has got to double digits in his 11 ODI innings. Prasanna batted at No. 6 today and was dismissed lbw for 1 by Mohammad Hafeez. Apart from his scores of 42 and 22, both versus Pakistan, Prasanna's highest ODI score is 8*.
19 Number of balls that Sri Lanka needed to go from 250 to 300. The breakup of Sri Lanka's 50s throughout the innings was erratic and makes for interesting reading - the first fifty came off 46 balls, the next off 70, the third off 42, the fourth off 75 and the penultimate fifty came off only 40 balls.
30 Number of times that Hafeez has taken two or more wickets in an ODI innings, without ever taking a four-for. He returned figures of 3-39 in this game. The only player to have two or more wickets on more occasions, without ever taking four wickets, is R Ashwin, who has done this 37 times in ODIs.
75 Number of balls (or 12.3 overs) in which Pakistan got their first 100 runs. This is Pakistan's fourth fastest 100 since 2001. Their fastest 100 in this period was in 10.4 overs against India at Kanpur in 2005. Earlier in the innings, Pakistan had got to 50 off 40 balls - their fastest in the last seven years, since another game against India at Kanpur in 2007.
45 Hafeez's ODI average in the 33 innings when he has batted at No. 3 for Pakistan. He batted at No. 3 today and scored a brisk 62 off 49 balls. In the 110 innings that he has opened the innings, his average is only 28.2. Only four of Hafeez's nine ODI hundreds have come when he has opened the innings, with the remaining five coming at No. 3.
15 Number of times that a Sri Lankan player has made a 50-plus score and taken three wickets in the same ODI, Thisara Perera becoming the latest. Sanath Jayasurya has done this on six occasions, with no other Sri Lankan having done it more than thrice. In all ODI cricket, this has been done 174 times.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor with ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswant