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Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI

February 06, 2009 08:27 IST

Highlights of the fourth One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka, in Colombo on Thursaday.

# India (332 for five) posted their second-best total against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, next only to their 363 for five at Colombo, Premadasa Stadium, on February 3, 2009.

# India's 67-run win is their 10th in 26 games against Sri Lanka at Colombo, RPS.  For the first time, they recorded wins in three consecutive games at this venue.

# India won the first four ODIs for the first time against Sri Lanka in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka.

# With nine successive victories between Nov 14, 2008 and Feb 3, 2009, India established a record in ODIs -- their best-ever winning sequence.

# Dhoni's 27th fifty in ODIs is his 9th against Sri Lanka.

# Gambhir's excellent innings of 150 off 147 balls (strike rate: 102.04) is the highest individual knock by any player on Sri Lanka soil.  He is the first player ever to make 150 or more in Sri Lanka.

# Gambhir became the eighth Indian batsman to post an innings of 150 or more in One Day Internationals for India. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have made two innings of 150 or more in ODIs.

# Gautam Gambhir was declared Man of the Match for the first time against Sri Lanka, which is his sixth in LOIs. He won all his six awards away from home.

# Kumar Sangakkara (56 off 74 balls) recorded his sixth fifty against India - his 47th in LOIs.

# Irfan Pathan captured his 150 wickets in ODIs -- 151 at 29.74 runs apiece in 106 games.

# Gambhir and Dhoni recorded a partnership of 188, India's highest for the second-wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, outstripping the 134 between Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag at Colombo, RPS on July 27, 2004.

# With Gautam Gambhir's dismissal, Muttiah Muralitharan has produced a world record for most wickets (503), overtaking Wasim Akram's tally of 502.