Sri Lanka’s fifth triumph, and Fawad’s special feat

Sri Lanka’s fifth triumph, and Fawad’s special feat


Fawad Alam takes a aerial route, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, Mar 8, 2014

  • Sri Lanka’s five-wicket win opposite Pakistan gave them their fifth Asia Cup title, equaling India’s 5 pretension wins. The final time Sri Lanka won a pretension was in 2008. Sri Lanka have now won 34 matches in a Asia Cup – the highest by a group in a tournament.

  • Sri Lanka have won nine ODIs on a trot, starting with their win against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi final year. This is usually one brief of their longest strain of wins that lasted for 10 ODIs between February 2004 and Jul 2004.

  • Lahiru Thirimanne’s 101 in this compare was his third ODI century and his second opposite Pakistan in this Asia Cup. In a joining compare between a dual teams progressing in a tournament, Thirmanne had scored 102. He finished as a batsman with many runs in a tournament, creation 279 runs during 55.80 from 5 innings and won his initial Man-of-the-Series award.

  • Mahela Jayawardene chose an well-suited time to come to form, with his initial fifty-plus measure in 14 innings. Since his century against India in Kingston final year, in 13 innings, Jayawardene had scored 218 during 16.76. He averages 38.03 in finals, that is aloft than his career normal of 33.17.

  • Jayawardene’s 75 was his 11th fifty-plus measure in a finals of an ODI series. With this, he assimilated Kumar Sangakkara during No. 3 in the list of batsmen with many fifty-plus scores in finals of any ODI tournament. Sachin Tendulkar leads this list with 16 such scores followed by another Sri Lankan, Sanath Jayasuriya, who has 15 fifty-plus scores.

  • Sri Lanka’s third wicket combined 156 runs after Saeed Ajmal’s twin strikes pegged them back, that is a second-highest partnership for a third wicket by any span in a final of a contest and usually a second to cranky 150 runs. Mohammad Azharuddin and Navjot Sidhu combined an dominant 175 opposite Sri Lanka in a 1994-95 Asia Cup final, that is a tip partnership in a contest for a third wicket.

  • Jayawardene’s 4 off a free-hit from Mohammad Talha in a 36th over was his 1000th in ODIs. He joins 9 other batsmen who have strike 1000 or some-more fours in ODIs. Jayasuriya (1500 fours) and Sangakkara (1202 fours) are a other Sri Lanka batsmen in this list.

  • Lasith Malinga took all a 5 Pakistan wickets that fell in this match. This was his seventh five-wicket transport and his second five-for opposite Pakistan in dual uninterrupted matches opposite them. This is a initial time that a bowler has taken dual five-fors opposite a group in a contest involving 5 or some-more teams. Mallinga’s ten wickets opposite Pakistan are a many by a bowler opposite a group in such tournaments. In ODIs when Sri Lanka have taken 4 or some-more wickets opposite a opposition, this is a initial time that one bowler has taken all a wickets.

  • In a joining compare between these teams, Pakistan seemed to be cruising during 252 for 5 chasing 285, when Malinga incited a compare on a conduct by holding 5 wickets in 14 deliveries. Malinga continued his uproar opposite Pakistan batsman in this compare holding 3 some-more wickets off a initial 15 balls he bowled. At this point, he had taken 8 wickets in 29 deliveries opposite them giving divided 21 runs in bargain. He finished a array with 10 wickets opposite them during 10.8 runs per wicket.

  • Saeed Ajmal and Malinga finished a array with 11 wickets any – a tip in this series. Overall in a Asia Cup, 4 of a top-five wicket takers are from Sri Lanka, with Muttiah Muralitharan heading the list with 30 wickets. Ajantha Mendis, who didn’t get to play in this match, is subsequent with 26 wickets.

  • Fawad Alam’s dominant 114 was his initial century in ODIs. His prior tip ODI measure had come in Pakistan’s final match, opposite Bangladesh, when he scored 74. Alam has now scored 791 runs during 46.52 from 27 innings. His 188 runs in this Asia Cup are the highest he has scored in any series, violence a 153 runs he scored opposite England in in 2010.

  • Fawad”s century was a initial from a Pakistan maladroit batsman who was not opening for them. There have been 480 ODI innings from left handers batting in a Pakistan middle-order (No. 3 to No. 8), though this is a initial time a batsman has scored a century. Including Alam’s, usually ten centuries have been strike by Pakistan batsmen in a finals of any ODI series. Pakistan’s prior tip measure by a maladroit batsman batting during No. 3 or reduce was an dominant 97 by Aamer Sohail against India in Toronto in 1998.

  • Fawad’s ton was usually a fourth by a Pakistan batsman in a final of an ODI tournament. The final batsman to strike a hundred in a final for them was Salman Butt, who done an dominant 129 against India during a same venue in 2008. The other dual such centuries for Pakistan have come from Saeed Anwar, opposite India in 1998, and opposite Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1993.

  • After Pakistan’s tip sequence was jolted by Lasith Malinga – all their top-three batsman could conduct usually single-figure scores – their center sequence weighed in for them, with their No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 all scoring fifty-plus runs. This was a initial time in ODIs that singular number scores from a team’s first-three batsmen were followed by fifty-plus scores from their subsequent three. Also, this was usually a tenth occasion in ODIs when a No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 batsmen of a group all scored fifty-plus in an innings.

  • Pakistan’s fourth and fifth-wicket partnerships yielded 237 runs in this match, that is the highest these dual wickets have combined for Pakistan in any ODI. This was also a initial time there were century partnerships from both their fourth and fifth wickets.

  • Akmal scored nonetheless another half-century in this compare – his third fifty-plus measure of a array in 5 innings. He finished adult with 253 runs in this Asia Cup: the highest he has scored in any series. Akmal averaged 84.33 runs per innings in this Asia crater and scored his runs during a strike rate of 110.48. His 235 runs from No. 6 are a third-highest any Pakistan batsman has scored in a array from that position and usually a third time such batsmen have scored 200 or some-more runs. Two of these instances have been by Akmal. He had scored 240 runs in a 2011 World Cup, though had taken 6 innings to do so. Shahid Afridi’s 265 runs in a 2010 Asia Cup are a tip by a Pakistan No. 6 in a series.

  • Misbah-ul-Haq walked in to bat during what should be now an all too informed conditions for him. Pakistan were down 3 on 18 runs. He rebuilt a innings with Alam, adding 122 for a fourth wicket, before he got out to Malinga in an bid to gain on a Powerplay overs. He had scored 65 runs by afterwards and nonetheless again got out but removing to 3 figures. This was his 37th ODI fifty and usually a seventh time a Pakistan captain had scored a fifty in a final of an ODI series.

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