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Stats Analysis

Narrow wins, and the highest by a No. 9

Stats highlights from an incredible Pakistan win

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Shahid Afridi swivels into a pull, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20, Colombo, August 1, 2015

For the first time in T20I innings, Shahid Afridi struck more than three sixes  •  AFP

3 The number of one-wicket wins in T20Is; it was the first such win for Pakistan. The previous one-wicket wins were by England against Australia in Adelaide in 2011, and by Netherlands against Bangladesh in 2012.
7 Number of wins for Pakistan on the tour of Sri Lanka - two in Tests, three in ODIs and two in T20Is. It is their highest on a bilateral tour to Sri Lanka - in 1994 they won six: two Tests and four ODIs.
174 Pakistan's score, their third-best in a successful chase in T20Is. Their two higher ones were 178 for 2 against Bangladesh in Pallekele in 2012, and 176 for 8 against Zimbabwe in Lahore in 2015.
1 Number of times, out of eight instances, when Pakistan have won a T20I after losing five wickets for 50 or fewer runs. Today was the first such instance, as they recovered from 40 for 5 to win. In all T20Is, there has only been one instance of a team winning a T20I after being five down for fewer runs - Hong Kong won a game against Nepal despite being 21 for 5, but they were only chasing 73 for victory.
46 Anwar Ali's score, the highest by a No. 9 batsman in a T20I. The previous best was 41, also against Sri Lanka, by Sohail Tanvir, who came in at No. 10 today.
270.58 Anwar's strike rate, the highest for a 40-plus score by a Pakistan batsman in a T20I. It's the fifth highest by a batsman from any team for a 40-plus score.
4 Sixes that Shahid Afridi struck in his 45 off 22, the first time he has struck more than three sixes in a T20I innings. It's also the first time he has faced more than 15 balls and scored at a 200-plus strike rate in a T20I.
40 Runs scored by Shehan Jayasuriya, the third highest by a Sri Lankan on T20I debut. The highest is 46 not out off 13 balls by Jehan Mubarak versus Kenya in 2007, followed by 41 by Sanath Jayasuriya against England in 2006.
192 Chamara Kapugedera's strike rate, the second-best for a Sri Lankan batsman in a T20I innings against Pakistan (minimum 20 balls faced). The quickest is Kumar Sangakkara's 44 not out off 21 balls (SR 209.52) in 2013.
48* Kapugedera's score, his highest in 20 T20I innings. His previous best was 47, versus India in 2009. In the previous game of this series he had scored 31 not out off 16 balls.
54 Runs scored by Sri Lanka in the last four overs, their best in a T20I versus Pakistan, and their sixth-highest against any team. Pakistan scored their last 54 runs off just 3.2 overs.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats