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India made a superb comeback in the three-match ODI home series against Sri Lanka after beating the visiting team by a big margin in the second ODI at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium (Mohali, Chandigarh).

Sri Lanka elected to field first after winning the toss. At the end of 50 overs, India put on a mammoth total of 392/4.

In reply, Sri Lanka only managed to put 251/8 in 50 overs. India won this match by 141 runs.

With this victory in the second ODI, India levelled the three-match series by 1-1.

Brief Scores: India – 392/4 in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 208*, Shreyas Iyer 88, Thisara Perera 3/80)

Sri Lanka – 251/8 in 50 overs (Angelo Mathews 111*, Asela Gunaratne 34, Yuzvendra Chahal 3/60)

Result – India won by 141 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. At the age of 18 years and 69 days, Washington Sundar made debut in international cricket for India. He became the seventh youngest Indian player to make an ODI debut. Here is the list:

Youngest debutant ODI players for India  

Serial no. Player Age during debutant ODI
1 Sachin Tendulkar 16 years and 238 days
2 Maninder Singh 17 years and 222 days
3 Harbhajan Singh 17 years and 288 days
4 Parthiv Patel 17 years and 301 days
5 Laxmi Ratan Shukla 17 years and 320 days
6 Chetan Sharma 17 years and 338 days
7 Washington Sundar 18 years and 69 days

 

Washington Sundar (Image Source: Twitter)

 

  1. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put on a brilliant opening partnership of 115 runs. It was their 12th-century partnership in ODI, and all of those are for the opening wicket. It is the fourth joint most no.of centuries opening partnerships by a pair in ODI history. Here is the detail list:

Top five most no.of centuries opening partnerships by a pair of ODI history  

Partners’ names (Team) No.of ODI century partnerships
Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar (India) 21
Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (Australia) 16
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (West Indies) 15
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar (India) 12
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (India) 12

 

 

  1. Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer put on an outstanding 213 runs partnership for the second wicket. Here are some important stats of this partnership:

i) It is India’s fourth highest ODI partnership for any wicket against Sri Lanka on the Indian soil. Here is the top four list:

India’s top four highest ODI partnerships for any wicket against Sri Lanka on the Indian soil

Partners’ names Partnership runs scored Partnership for the wicket no. Venue Date
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid 236 2nd Nagpur 22nd March 1999
Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane 231 1st Cuttack 2nd November 2014
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli 224 3rd Kolkata 24th December 2009
Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer 213 2nd Mohali 13th December 2017

 

ii) It is India’s fourth highest ODI partnership for the second wicket on the Indian soil. Here is the top four list:

India’s top four ODI partnerships for the second wicket on the Indian soil

Partners’ names Partnership runs scored Opposition Venue Date
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid 331 New Zealand Hyderabad (Deccan) 8th November 1999
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid 236 Sri Lanka Nagpur 22nd March 1999
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli 230 New Zealand Kanpur 29th October 2017
Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer 213 Sri Lanka Mohali 13th December 2017

 

Rohit Sharma (Image Source: Twitter)

 

  1. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma played a brilliant double-century knock as he remained unbeaten on 208 runs. Here are some important stats of this brilliant knock:

i) It was Rohit Sharma’s third double-century in his ODI career. There are no other players who have more than one double centuries in ODI career.

ii) It is the second highest knock as an ODI captain. The record holder is Virender Sehwag (India) who had scored 219 runs as a skipper against West Indies at Indore on 8th December 2011.

iii) It is the second highest ODI knock by any batsman against Sri Lanka. The record holder is also Rohit Sharma who had scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka at Kolkata on 13th November 2014.

iv) It is the sixth highest ODI knock by any batsman. Here is the detail list:

Batsmen who have scored double-centuries in ODI

Serial no. Player (Team) Runs scored Opposition Venue Date
1 Rohit Sharma (India) 264 Sri Lanka Kolkata 13th November 2014
2 Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 237* West Indies Wellington 21st March 2015
3 Virender Sehwag (India) 219 West Indies Indore 8th December 2011
4 Chris Gayle (West Indies) 215 Zimbabwe Canberra 24th February 2015
5 Rohit Sharma (India) 209 Australia Bengaluru 2nd November 2013
6 Rohit Sharma (India) 208* Sri Lanka Mohali 13th December 2017
7 Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200* South Africa Gwalior 24th February 2010

 

 

  1. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma hit 12 sixes during his unbeaten 208 runs knock. Here are some important stats of these:

i) It is the second most no.of six hit by an Indian batsman in an ODI innings. The record holder is also Rohit Sharma with 16 sixes (scored 209 runs) in the ODI match against Australia at Bengaluru on 2nd November 2013.

ii) It is the second most no.of six hit by an ODI captain in an ODI innings. The record holder is AB de Villiers (South Africa) who had hit 16 sixes as a skipper (scored 149 runs) against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18th January 2015.

iii) Out of those 12 sixes, Rohit also hit four consecutive sixes during 44th over (43.2 to 43.5 overs) while the bowler was Suranga Lakmal. Rohit became the second Indian batsman in ODI history to hit four sixes in the four consecutive legitimate deliveries. The first Indian batsman was Zaheer Khan who had achieved that feat against Henry Olonga (Zimbabwe) at Jodhpur on 8th December 2000.   

 

  1. India scored 392/4 in 50 overs. Here are some important stats of this innings:

i) It is the highest ODI total for a team at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium (Mohali, Chandigarh). The previous record was 351/5 (50 overs) by South Africa against the Netherlands on 3rd March 2011.

ii) It is the third highest ODI total for any team against Sri Lanka. Here is the top three list:

Top three ODI totals against Sri Lanka

Team Total score (Overs) Venue Date
India 414/7 (50) Rajkot 15th December 2009
India 404/5 (50) Kolkata 13th November 2014
India 392/4 (50) Mohali 13th December 2017

 

iii) Also, it is India’s joint sixth highest ODI total against any team. Here is the detail list:

Top seven India’s ODI totals

Total score (Overs) Opposition Venue Date
418/5 (50) West Indies Indore 8th December 2011
414/7 50) Sri Lanka Rajkot 15th December 2009
413/5 (50) Bermuda Port of Spain 19th March 2007
404/5 (50) Sri Lanka Kolkata 13th November 2014
401/3 (50) South Africa Gwalior 24th February 2010
392/4 (50) New Zealand Christchurch 8th March 2009
392/4 (50) Sri Lanka Mohali 13th December 2017

 

 

  1. Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Nuwan Pradeep was very expensive in this match as his bowling figure was 10-0-106-0. Here are some important stats of this bowling:
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i) Nuwan Pradeep became the first Sri Lankan bowler to concede 100 or more runs in an ODI match. The previous record was 10-0-99-0 by legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan against Australia at Sydney on 12th February 2006.

ii) It is the joint third most conceded runs by a bowler in an ODI match. Here is the detail list:

Top four worst bowling figures in ODI history

Player (Team) Bowling figure Opposition Venue Date
Mick Lewis (Australia) 10-0-113-0 South Africa Johannesburg 12th March 2006
Wahab Riaz (Pakistan) 10-0-110-0 England Nottingham 30th August 2016
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India) 10-0-106-1 South Africa Mumbai 25th October 2015
Nuwan Pradeep (Sri Lanka) 10-0-106-0 India Mohali 13th December 2017

 

 

  1. India won this match by 141 runs. It is India’s fourth largest (by runs) ODI victory against Sri Lanka on the home soil. Here is the detail list:

India’s largest (by runs) ODI victories against Sri Lanka on the home soil

Margin of victory Venue Date
169 runs Cuttack 2nd November 2014
153 runs Kolkata 13th November 2014
152 runs Nagpur 25th October 2005
141 runs Mohali 13th December 2017

 

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