Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 85 runs in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in Pallekele Yesterday. Sri Lanka won the toss and put the visitors into bat who scored a whirlwind 263/3 in 20 overs, with Glenn Maxwell scoring an unbeaten 145. Sri Lanka didn’t look like they were in the game, and finished with 178/9.
Let us Look at the Statistical highlights from this Match:
263/3 by Australia is the highest score ever in T20Is. They surpassed 260/6 by Sri Lanka against Kenya in Johannesburg in 2007. Earlier, Australia’s highest total in T20Is was 248/6 against England in Southampton in 2013.
263/3 is also the joint highest team total in T20 cricket – Royal Challengers Bangalore made 263/5 against Pune Warriors India in Bangalore in 2013.
145* by Glenn Maxwell is the second-highest individual score in T20Is after 156 by Aaron Finch. It was his maiden century in T20 cricket, going past his previous best of 95 for Kings XI Punjab in 2014.
1 Glenn Maxwell scored a century in his maiden innings as an opener in T20Is and thus became the first player to do so. The previous highest by an Australian was 96 by Damien Martyn against South Africa in Brisbane in the year 2006.
0 Maxwell’s 145*was the Highest Score in T20 Cricket in Srilanka. Dasun Shanaka innings of 131* for Sinhalese Sports Club against Galle Cricket Club in Colombo was the highest before Maxwell’s Innings.
153 Innings Maxwell took to score his maiden century in T20 cricket. Virat Kohli (181 innings) and Andre Russell (180 innings) have taken more innings than him before scoring their maiden 100 in T20s.
5 Different pairs have now scored 50 or more in their foremost innings for Australia while opening in T20Is. Warner and Maxwell, who put 57 for the first wicket; Shaun Marsh-Luke Ronchi and James Hopes-Damien Martyn are a couple of Pairs among them.
1 An instance of Australia registering 50-plus stands for the first two wickets. Previously, Australia had None. This was also the third instance of a team putting fifty or more for each of the first two and three wickets. India has done it Twice – against Sri Lanka in 2009 and West Indies in 2016.
109 run stand between Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head is the highest for Australia against Sri Lanka. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew ‘sunbeaten partnership of 102 was the previous highest in Cape Town in 2007.
58 runs Yielded by Thisara Perera is the 2nd most by a Sri Lankan in T20Is, after 64 by Sanath Jayasuriya against Pakistan in Maiden WT20 in Johannesburg in 2007.
58 scored by Dinesh Chandimal is his highest score in T20Is. He has made 58 twice. The previous one came against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2016 in Dhaka.
85 run defeat is the biggest difference of loss for Sri Lanka in T20Is. Their previous highest run loss was by 81 runs against Australia in WT20, 2010 in Bridgetown.
12 T20Is Sri Lanka has now lost out of 15 in 2016 is the joint-most in a year for a team.