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Sri Lanka vs Australia: 2nd ODI, Hambantota

Second One day:Sri Lanka vs Australia at Hambantota on 14.08.11: Australia won by 8 wickets

 

Sri Lanka was dismissed for 208 in this game providing the 29th occasion of Sri Lanka dismissed all out against Australia. It also represents the seventh occasion of Sri Lanka dismissed against Australia on home soil.

KC Sangakkara scored 52 in this game which represents his 65th one day half century and 76th fifty.

KC Sangakkara's 52 in this game represent his ninth fifty against Australia. PA de Silva {12} and DPMD Jayawardene {10} are the other two Sri Lankan batsman who have scored more fifties against Australia than KC Sangakkara

At the end of this game, KC Sangakkara's aggregate boundary fours against Australia read 51.  He became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to score 50 plus boundary fours against Australia. Others are - PA de Silva {84}, ST Jayasuriya {55} and RS Kaluwitharana {51}

RT Ponting became the Australian top run getter against Sri Lanka at the end of this game. His aggregate read 1593. He went past AC Gilchrist's run aggregate of 1511.

RT Ponting's 90 in this game represent his tenth half century against Sri Lanka. He became the first Australian batsman to score ten half centuries against Sri Lanka. His ten half centuries is a record for most half centuries by an Australian batsman against Sri Lanka. He went past ME Waugh and DM Jones who had scored nine half centuries

RT Ponting scored 90 not out in this game providing the 450th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in the annals of one day games. His knock represents the 65th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety and seventh such occasion against Sri Lanka

RT Ponting's 90 not out in this game represent his sixth ninety and he became the fourth Australian batsman to score six nineties in one day games. Others are - MJ Clarke {06}, AC Gilchrist {06} and DM Jones {06}. All these four batsman share the record for most nineties by an Australian batsmen in one day games.

RT Ponting {90 not out} and MJ Clarke {58 not out} scored fifties in this game providing the 115th and 116th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against Sri Lanka.

RT Ponting's 90 not out in this game represent his 81st one day half century. He is one of the five batsmen in the history of one day games to score 80 plus half centuries. Others are - SR Tendulkar {95}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {83}, R Dravid {82} and JH Kallis {82}

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 107 runs in a unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 306th occasion of a three figure partnership by Australia in the annals of one day games. India with 310 century stands is ahead of Australia in terms of three figure partnerships. In fact, India and Australia are the only two teams which have posted 300 three figure stands in one day games

 

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 436th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the annals of one day games. This stand also represents the 61st occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket by Australian batsmen in one day games.

Australia and India shared the record for most century stands for the third wicket prior to the start of this game. Both teams had posted 60 three figure partnerships for the third wicket. Australia now owns the record for most century stands for the third wicket in the annals of one day games.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 38th occasion of a three figure partnership by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka in one day games. This stand also represents the ninth occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 1995th occasion of a three figure partnership in the annals of one day games. This stand also represents the 435th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in one day games

MJ Clarke's 58 not out in this game represent his 49th one day half century and 55th fifty.
His knock also represents his eighth fifty against Sri Lanka. RT Ponting {10}, DM Jones {09} and ME Waugh {09} are the other Australian batsmen who have scored more half centuries than MJ Clarke against Sri Lanka.

MJ Clarke's 58 not out in this game represent his eighth half century against Sri Lanka. RT Ponting {14}, AC Gilchrist {10}, DM Jones {10} and ME Waugh {10} are the other Australian batsmen who have scored more half centuries than MJ Clarke against Sri Lanka.

RT Ponting's aggregate number of boundary fours against Sri Lanka read 106 which included the eight boundaries he scored in this game. He became the second Australian batsman to score 100 plus boundary fours against Sri Lanka after AC Gilchrist who has an aggregate of 154 boundary fours

RT Ponting became the 12th batsman to score 100 plus boundary fours against Sri Lanka, Others are – SR Tendulkar {287}, V Sehwag {214}, Saeed Anwar {209}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {157}, AC Giclhrist {154}, Yuvraj Singh {151}, R Dravid {144}, SC Ganguly {138}, MS Dhoni {125}, G Gambhir {124} and Rameez Raja {115}

This was the 74th game between Sri Lanka and Australia. The results are - Won by Australia - 49 :  Won by Sri Lanka - 22 and No result game - 03

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