Stats: Top performers in New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODIs

Stats: Top performers in New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODIs

Tags: Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15, Sri Lanka, New Zealand

Published on: Jan 30, 2015

The seven-match one-day series came to an end with Sri Lanka registering an impressive 34-run win against the Kiwis in the final ODI.

The seven-match one-day series came to an end with Sri Lanka registering an impressive 34-run win against the Kiwis in the final ODI. The hosts however clinched the series 4-2, with one match being rained out. Here's a look back at the top run-getters and wicket takers in the series.

Tillakaratne Dilshan: Although Sri Lanka lost, their opener was the most consistent of all players in the series, and thus, not surprisingly, was the leading run-getter. In seven matches, Dilshan amassed 397 runs at an average of 66. He hit two hundreds in the series, one of which was in a winning cause, and the other in a losing one. Dilshan's highest score in the series was 116. He finished the series with a strike rate of 85. Going into the World Cup, the veteran's performance augurs well for the Lankans.

Kumar Sangakkara: Somewhat surprisingly, the second leading run-getter in the series was also a Sri Lankan. The veteran left-hander scored 321 runs in seven matches at an average of 64 with one hundred and two fifties. He had a highest of 113 not out, which came in the final ODI at Wellington. Sangakkara finished the series with an excellent strike rate of 98.

Kane Williamson: The talented Kiwi was the top run scorer for New Zealand in the series. In seven games, he totalled 295 runs at an average of 59 with one hundred and two fifties. Williamson had a highest score of 103 in the series, and a strike rate of 87. He was New Zealand's best performer with the bat without doubt.

Luke Ronchi: A surprise name in the list, Ronchi finished with 279 runs from seven games, bolstered by the sensational 170 not out. Thanks to that knock, Ronchi finished with an average of 69.7 and a strike rate of 147.

Mahela Jayawardene: The Sri Lankan legend finished with 278 runs in seven games at an average of 46.3 with one hundred and one fifty. He had a highest score of 104, and a brilliant strike rate of 99.6.

Mitchell McClenaghan: In a series dominated by batsmen, he was the top wicket-taker with 10 wickets from six games at an average of 22.6 and a best of 4 for 36. His economy rate of 5.5 was slightly on the higher side, but he made up for it with a strike rate of 24.

Corey Anderson: The big-hitting Kiwi did not have a great series with the willow, but made up for it somewhat with the ball. In seven matches, he picked up nine wickets at an average of 28. Anderson's best figures in an innings were 4 for 52. His economy rate was over six, but his strike rate was impressive at 27.

--By A Cricket Analyst

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