India Tour Of Sri Lanka : Records & Stats

Decade ago the Asian Lions Sri Lanka managed to sweep off the Englishmen above the floor in the home soil of the hosts. The last ODI of the 5 match series was played at Headingley which witnessed Sri Lanka chasing down a mammoth target of 322 in just 37.3 overs boasting of a world record opening stand of 286 between Tharanga and Jayasuriya – a record that still stands.

But when we look at the ongoing season for the Lankans, it seems quite miserable and pretty frustrating and why not, two successive white-wash and that too at your own soil is the most humiliating and disappointing  nightmare a team can ever dream.

Let’s have a quick but brief look at what records and stats were broken, made and updated in this series which has still one more game to played.

1st ODI

  1. 132* by Dhawan is the highest by an Indian in a run chase in ODIs in Sri Lanka.
  2. Fewest overs to chase down 200+ target (full 50 overs ODIs):
    20.3 WI v Can, Centurion, 2003
    26.0 Aus v Ban, Dhaka, 2011
    26.2 Pak v Ind, Lahore, 1997
    28.5 Ind v Sri Lanka, Dambulla, 2017

2nd ODI

  1. Sri Lanka played 800th ODI and lost it, just like Australia, India & Pakistan.

3rd ODI

  1. India won their seventh successive bilateral series against Sri Lanka.
  2.  MS Dhoni equaled the record for most not-outs in ODIs with Chaminda Vaas & Shaun Pollock with 72 unbeaten innings each.
  3. MS Dhoni became India’s fourth leading run-getter in ODIs.

4th ODI

  1. 300 Wickets for Malinga, also achieved golden duck on captaincy debut.

5th ODI

  1. Kohli scores 30th ODI century, just behind legendary Sachin Tendulkar (49 Hundreds).
  2. MS Dhoni – first WK to effect 100 stumpings in ODIs.

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