Records broken during 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka
MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India to an incredible comeback victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, yesterday. Lanka managed to score only 236 runs in the first innings but thanks to Akila Dananjaya's superb spell they were in a position to win the game. Dhoni and Bhuvi, though, had other ideas. Here are the records that were broken during the game!
Dhoni broke a few records
MS Dhoni equalled Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara's record of most stumpings (99) in ODIs when he stumped opener Danushka Gunathilaka. With this innings, Dhoni also became the batsman who has remained not-out for the most number of times in international cricket: 120 MS Dhoni*, 119 Muttiah Muralitharan and 113 Shaun Pollock.
The partnership records that were broken
It was the 11th century partnership between Dhawan-Rohit. Only Sachin-Ganguly (26) and Sachin-Sehwag (13) have more for India. Dhoni-Bhuvi became the first pair to register century stands in both Tests and ODIs for eight or lower wicket. The 100-run stand between them is India's highest for the eighth wicket in ODIs. This was also the top partnership for the eighth-wicket in a successful chase.
Bhuvneshwar broke a few records as well
Bhuvneshwar is only the second Indian and 9th player overall to score fifty-plus scores coming at number 9 or lower in both Tests & ODIs This is the fourth-highest score for an Indian batsman at number 9. Only four batsmen have scored a half century at number 9 in successful run-chases. Bhuvneshwar joined James Faulkner, Thomas Odoyo and Brendon Mccullum in this feat.
Woeful records that India scripted
India lost six wickets for only 22 runs the least runs added for India for the second to the seventh wickets in ODIs. The previous lowest was when they lost six wickets for 28 runs against New Zealand in 2010. Five of Akila Dananjaya six wickets were either bowled or lbw- the joint highest for a spin bowler since 2000.
Some other interesting stats
This is the first time in the last one year that India have successfully chased down a target without Kohli scoring 50+. This is India's second lowest total that included two 100+ partnerships with the 229 against New Zealand in 2010 being the lowest. India's partnerships today were either 100+ or in single-digits, nothing in between.