Sri Lanka vs Australia 2016: Statistical Review of 1st T20I
On Tuesday, Australia clinched a thrashing victory over the hosts Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I at Pallekele. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka decided to bowl first. Australia put a mammoth total of 263/3 in 20 overs.
In reply, Sri Lanka only managed to score 178/9 in 20 overs. With this 85-runs victory, Australia is leading the 2-match T20I series by 1-0 after ending the 1st T20I.
Brief Scores: Australia – 263/3 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 145*, Travis Head 45*, Sachith Pathirana 1/45)
Sri Lanka – 178/9 in 20 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 58, Chamara Kapugedera 43, Scott Boland 3/26)
Result – Australia won by 85 runs
Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:
- Australian opening batsman Glenn Maxwell played a stormy innings as he remained unbeaten at 145 runs after facing just 65 deliveries. Maxwell failed to break Aaron Finch’s highest T20I individual score. Maxwell’s 145-runs innings was the second highest individual score in a T20I. The highest individual score in a T20I was 156 by Australian batsman Aaron Finch against England at Southampton on 29th August 2013.
- Glenn Maxwell hit 14 fours in this match during his unbeaten 145-runs innings. It was the jointly most no. of fours hit by a batsman in a T20I innings. Apart from Maxwell, former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs (against West Indies at Johannesburg on 11th September 2007) and Australian batsman Aaron Finch (against India at Rajkot on 10th October 2013) had also hit 14 fours in a T20I innings.
Out of 145* runs, Maxwell scored total 110 runs from the boundaries (14 fours and 9 sixes). It was the second most runs scored by a batsman from boundaries in a T20I innings. The most runs scored by a batsman from boundaries in a T20I innings was 128 runs by Aaron Finch against England at Southampton on 29th August 2013.
- Australia made 263/3 in 20 overs which is the new highest total by a team in a T20I innings. The previous record was 260/6 (20 overs) by Sri Lanka against Kenya at Johannesburg on 14th September 2007.
- Australia hit total 25 fours during their world-record innings of 263-runs. It was the 4th most no.of fours hit by a team in a T20I innings.
Australia scored total 184 runs (25 fours and 14 sixes) through the boundaries during their 263-runs innings. It was the jointly second most runs scored by a team from boundaries in a T20I innings. Earlier, Australia also had scored 184 runs (19 fours and 18 sixes) against England at Southampton on 29th August 2013. The most runs scored from boundaries by a team in a T20I innings was 186 runs (30 fours and 11 sixes) by Sri Lanka against Kenya at Johannesburg on 14th September 2007.
- Sri Lankan pacer Thisara Perera was very expensive during Australian innings. Perera conceded 58 runs in his 4-overs quota and picked up 1 wicket (4-0-58-1). Perera became the second most runs conceded Sri Lankan bowler in a T20I innings. The most runs conceded Sri Lankan bowler in a T20I innings was Sanath Jayasuriya who had conceded 64 runs (4-0-64-0) against Pakistan at Johannesburg on 17th September 2007.
- Two Sri Lankan bowlers conceded 50+ runs (Suranga Lakmal 0/51 and Thisara Perera 1/58) during Australia’s world-record innings of 263-runs. It was the 6th time in T20I history that more than one bowler from a team conceded 50+ runs in an innings.
- Debutant Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Sachith Pathirana was very expensive during Australia’s innings. Pathirana’s bowling figure in this match was 4-0-45-1. Pathirana became the jointly second most runs conceded bowler as a T20I debutant Sri Lankan bowler. Earlier, Seekkuge Prasanna had also conceded 45 runs (3-0-45-2) with his bowling in his debutant T20I match against Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) on 13th December 2013.
Isuru Udana was the most runs conceded bowler as a T20I debutant Sri Lankan bowler who had conceded 47 runs (4-0-47-2) in his debutant T20I match against Australia at Nottingham on 8th June 2009.
- In this match, 441 runs were scored on aggregate. It was the 5th highest aggregate score in a T20I match.
- Australia won the match by 85-runs. It was Australia’s 3rd largest T20I victory (by runs). Australia’s other two largest T20I victories were: by 95 runs against South Africa at Brisbane on 9th January 2006 and by 94 runs against Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) on 10th September 2012.
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