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India vs Sri Lanka 2017

The series between two neighbours India and Sri Lanka comprises of 3 Tests, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20Is starting November 16th and commencing on December 24th

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Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2017/18: Statistical Review – 3rd T20I

Hosts India completed a whitewash of Sri Lanka in the 3-match T20I series after beating the visitors by five wickets at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).

India decided to bowl first after winning the toss and restricted Sri Lankan team for 135 runs at the end of 20 overs (135/7).  pandya brothers fight

In reply, India successfully chased down the target in 19.2 overs after losing five wickets. India won this match by five wickets and also clinched the T20I series by the 3-0 margin. india tour of sri lanka 2017 odi squads

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka – 135/7 in 20 overs (Asela Gunaratne 36, Dasun Shanaka 29*, Jaydev Unadkat 2/15)

India – 139/5 in 19.2 overs (Manish Pandey 32, Shreyas Iyer 30, Dushmantha Chameera 2/22)

Result – India won by five wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. At the age of just 18 years and 80 days, Washington Sundar made his T20I debut for India. He became the youngest Indian to make a T20I debut. The previous record holder was Rishabh Pant who had made his T20I debut at the age of 19 years and 120 days (against England at Bengaluru on 1st February 2017).
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  1. Sri Lankan batsmen Asela Gunaratne and Dasun Shanaka put a critical 26 runs partnership for the 7th wicket. It is the fourth highest T20I partnership for the 7th wicket by any team against India. Here is the detail list:

Top 7th wicket T20I partnership for any team against India

Partners’ names (Team) Partnership runs scored Venue Date
Elton Chigumbura and Neville Madziva (Zimbabwe) 40* Harare 18th June 2016
Misbah-ul-Haq, Yasir Arafat (Pakistan) 38 Durban 14th September 2007
Misbah-ul-Haq, Yasir Arafat (Pakistan) 27 Johannesburg 24th September 2007
Asela Gunaratne and Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka) 26 Mumbai 24th December 2017

 

 

  1. Indian left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat bowled very well in this match as his bowling figure was 4-0-15-2. Bowling all the four overs quota in a T20I match, it is the fourth best economical spell by an Indian bowler against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:

Top economical spells by an Indian bowler against Sri Lanka in a T20I match where bowlers completed his four overs quota

Player Bowling figure Venue Date
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-1-8-4 Visakhapatnam 14th February 2016
Ravindra Jadeja 4-1-11-1 Visakhapatnam 14th February 2016
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-14-3 Ranchi 12th February 2016
Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-15-2 Mumbai 24th December 2017

 

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  1. Sri Lanka made 135/7 in 20 overs. It is the lowest completed T20I total for any team at the Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The previous record was 172 (20 overs) by Afghanistan against South Africa on 20th March 2016.

Also, it (135/7) is the second lowest first innings T20I total for Sri Lanka against India. The lowest is 82 (18 overs) against Visakhapatnam on 14th February 2016.

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Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2017/18: Statistical Review – 2nd T20I

India once again thrashed the visitors Sri Lanka in the second T20I of 3-match T20I series at Holkar Cricket Stadium (Indore).

After winning the toss, Sri Lanka elected to field first. India produced a brilliant batting performance as they managed to put a mammoth total of 260/5 at the end 20 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka was bundled out for just 172 runs in 17.2 overs. India won this match by 88 runs. With this victory, India now secured the three-match T20I series with the 2-0 lead.

Brief Scores: India – 260/5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 118, KL Rahul 89, Thisara Perera 2/49)

Sri Lanka – 172 in 17.2 overs (Kusal Perera 77, Upul Tharanga 47, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/52)

Result – India won by 88 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma (118) scored a brilliant quick-fire century in this match as he completed his century in just 35 deliveries. It is the joint fastest T20I century. Earlier, South African batsman David Miller had also completed a T20I century in the same no.of deliveries (35 balls) against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom on 29th October 2017.
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  1. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scored 118 runs. Here are some important stats of this brilliant knock:

i) It is the highest T20I knock by an Indian batsman. The previous record holder was KL Rahul with 110* runs knock against West Indies at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016.

ii) Also, it is the third highest T20I knock by a captain. Here is the detail list:

Three top knocks by T20I captains

Player (Team) Runs scored Opposition Venue Date
Shane Watson (Australia) 124* India Sydney 31st January 2016
Faf du Plessis (South Africa) 119 West Indies Johannesburg 11th January 2015
Rohit Sharma (India) 118 Sri Lanka Indore 22nd December 2017

 

 

  1. Indian batsman Rohit Sharma hit total 12 fours and 10 sixes in his 118 runs knock. Here are some important stats:

i) Rohit Sharma hit total 10 sixes which is the most no.of sixes hit in a T20I innings by a skipper. The previous record was hitting seven sixes in an innings by a T20I captain.

ii) Rohit Sharma hit total 10 sixes which is the most no.of sixes hit by an Indian batsman in a T20I innings. In the addition, KL Rahul (scored 89 runs) also hit 8 sixes in this match which is the second most no.of sixes hit by an Indian batsman in a T20I innings. Here is the detail list:

Top no.of sixes hit by an Indian batsman in a T20I innings

Player No.of sixes Opposition Venue Date
Rohit Sharma 10 Sri Lanka Indore 22nd December 2017
KL Rahul 8 Sri Lanka Indore 22nd December 2017
Yuvraj Singh 7 England Durban 19th September 2007
Yuvraj Singh 7 Pakistan Ahmedabad 28th December 2012
Rohit Sharma 6 Australia Bridgetown 7th May 2010

 

iii) Rohit Sharma scored total 108 runs through the boundaries. It is the third most runs scored by a batsman from boundaries in a T20I innings. Here is the detail list:

Most runs scored by a batsman from boundaries in a T20I innings

Player (Team) Total runs scored from boundaries Opposition Venue Date
Aaron Finch (Australia) 128 England Southampton 29th August 2013
Glenn Maxwell (Australia) 110 Sri Lanka Pallekele 6th September 2016
Rohit Sharma (India) 108 Sri Lanka Indore 22nd December 2017

 

 

  1. Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put a superb 165 runs partnership for the opening wicket. It is the fourth highest T20I partnership. Here is the detail list:

Top T20I partnerships for any wicket

Partners’ names (Team) Partnership runs scored Partnership for the wicket no. Opposition Venue Date
Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson (New Zealand) 171* 1st Pakistan Hamilton 17th January 2016
Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith (South Africa) 170 1st England Centurion 15th November 2009
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 166 2nd West Indies Bridgetown 7th May 2010
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul (India) 165 1st Sri Lanka Indore 22nd December 2017

 

  1. India scored 260/5 at the end of 20 overs. It is the second highest T20I total for a team. The record holder is Australia with 263/3 in 20 overs against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on 6th September 2016.

 

  1. India scored total 210 runs through boundaries (21 fours and 21 sixes). It is the most no.of total runs scored by a team through boundaries in a T20I innings. The previous record holder was Sri Lanka with total 186 runs (30 fours and 11 sixes) through boundaries against Kenya at Johannesburg on 14th September 2007.

 

  1. Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera scored a golden duck in this match. It was the fourth time when a T20I skipper scored a golden duck against India. Here is the detail list:

T20I skippers who have scored a golden duck against India

Player (Team) Venue Date
Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh) Dhaka 24th February 2016
Amjad Javed (UAE) Dhaka 3rd March 2016
Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh) Dhaka 6th March 2016
Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka) Indore 22nd December 2017

 

 

  1. Sri Lanka was bundled out for just 172 runs in 17.2 overs. It is their third highest T20I total against India. Here is the detail list:

Sri Lanka’s top T20I total against India

Total (Overs) Venue Date
215/5 (20) Nagpur 9th December 2009
206/7 (20) Mohali 12th December 2009
172 (17.2) Indore 22nd December 2017

 

 

  1. At the end of this match, Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni has made total 29 stumpings in his T20I career. It is the second most no.of T20I stumpings made by any wicketkeeper. Here is the detail list:

Top no.of stumpings made by wicketkeepers in T20I career 

Player (Team) Matches Innings No.of stumping dismissals
Kamran Akmal (Pakistan) 58 58 32
MS Dhoni (India) 85 84 29
Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) 58 58 27

 

 

10. India won this match by 88 runs. It is their third largest T20I victory (by runs). Here is the detail list:

Three largest T20I victories (by runs) for India

Winning margin Opposition Venue Date
93 runs Sri Lanka Cuttack 20th December 2017
90 runs England Colombo (RPS) 23rd September 2012
88 runs Sri Lanka Indore 22nd December 2017

 

 

11. Sri Lanka lost this match by 88 runs. It is their second largest T20I defeat (by runs). The record is losing by 93 runs against India in the previous T20I match (at Cuttack on 20th December 2017).

 

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Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2017/18: Statistical Review – 1st T20I

India thrashed Sri Lanka in the first T20I of the three-match T20I series at Barabati Stadium (Cuttack).

Sri Lanka decided to bowl first after winning the toss. India managed to score 180/3 in 20 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka surrendered their innings for just 87 runs in 16 overs. India won this match by 93 runs and took 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

Brief Scores: India – 180/3 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 61, MS Dhoni 39*, Angelo Mathews 1/19)

Sri Lanka – 87 in 16 overs (Upul Tharanga 23, Kusal Perera 19, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/23)

Result – India won by 93 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. Indian batsmen KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer put a good partnership of 63 runs for the second wicket. It is India’s third highest T20I partnership for the second wicket against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:

India’s top T20I partnerships for the second wicket against Sri Lanka

Partners’ names Partnership runs scored Venue Date
Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli 74 Pallekele 7th August 2012
Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina 66 Gros Islet 11th May 2010
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer 63 Cuttack 20th December 2017

 

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KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer (Image Source: ESPN Cricinfo)

 

  1. Indian batsman KL Rahul played a brilliant knock of 61 runs. Here are some important stats of this innings.

i) It is the second highest T20I knock by an Indian opener against Sri Lanka. The record holder is Virender Sehwag with 64 runs innings at Mohali on 12th December 2009.

ii) Also, it is the second highest T20I knock by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka on the Indian soil. The record holder is Virender Sehwag with 64 runs innings at Mohali on 12th December 2009.

 

  1. Sri Lankan skipper Thisara Perera dismissed KL Rahul. It was the first ever T20I wicket taken by any Sri Lankan captain against India.

 

  1. Indian batsmen MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey put a brilliant unbroken 68 runs partnership for the fourth wicket. It is India’s third highest T20I partnership for the fourth wicket. Here is the detail list:

India’s top fourth wicket T20I partnerships

Partners’ names Partnership runs scored Opposition Venue Date
KL Rahul and MS Dhoni 107 West Indies Lauderhill 27th August 2016
Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni 97 Pakistan Ahmedabad 28th December 2012
MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey 68* Sri Lanka Cuttack 20th December 2017

 

 

  1. Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bowled superbly in this match as his bowling figure was 4-0-23-4. It is the third best T20I bowling figure for India against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:

India’s top T20I bowling figures against Sri Lanka

Player Bowling figure Venue Date
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-1-8-4 Visakhapatnam 14th February 2016
Ashok Dinda 3-1-19-4 Pallekele 7th August 2012
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-23-4 Cuttack 20th December 2017

 

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  1. Indian spinners picked up total six wickets (Yuzvendra Chahal 4/23 and Kuldeep Yadav 2/18) in this match. It is the second most no.of total wickets taken by the Indian spinners against Sri Lanka in a T20I match. The record is taking 7 wickets by the Indian spinners against Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam on 14th February 2016.

 

  1. Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni made total 4 dismissals (2 catches taken & 2 stumpings) in this match. Here are some important stats:

i) It is the joint most no.of dismissals involved by an Indian wicketkeeper in a T20I match. Previously, MS Dhoni had achieved this figure twice before this game (against Afghanistan at Gros Islet on 1st May 2010 and against Pakistan at Colombo, RPS on 30th September 2012).

ii) It is the joint most no.of dismissals involved by any wicketkeeper against Sri Lanka in a T20I match. Previously, Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien had achieved this figure once against Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 14th June 2009.

 

  1. Including his 4 dismissals involvement in this match, Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni has involved in total 74 T20I dismissals (47 catches taken & 27 stumpings) and all as a wicketkeeper. It is the most no.of T20I dismissals by any player (including wicketkeeper and non-wicketkeeper both). Dhoni surpassed the record of AB De Villiers who has 72 T20I dismissals (65 catches taken & 7 stumpings) with his name.
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9. With two stumpings in this match, Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni made total 27 stumpings dismissals in the T20I career. It is the second joint most no.of T20I stumpings made by any wicketkeeper. Here is the detail list:

Top no.of stumpings made by wicketkeepers in T20I career  

Player (Team) Matches Innings No.of stumping dismissals
Kamran Akmal (Pakistan) 58 58 32
Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) 58 58 27
MS Dhoni (India) 84 83 27

 

 

Sri Lanka was bundled out for just 87 runs in 16 overs. It is the joint second lowest completed T20I total for Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:

Sri Lanka’s three lowest completed T20I total

Total (Overs) Opposition Venue Date
82 (18) India Visakhapatnam 14th February 2016
87 (16.2) Australia Bridgetown 9th May 2010
87 (16) India Cuttack 20th December 2017

 

 

11. India won this match by 93 runs. It is India’s largest T20I victory (by runs). Their previous record was winning by 90 runs against England at Colombo (RPS) on 23rd September 2012.

 

12. Sri Lanka lost this T20I by 93 runs. It was Sri Lanka’s largest T20I defeat (by runs). The previous record was losing by 85 runs against Australia at Pallekele on 6th September 2016.

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Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2017: Statistical Review – 3rd ODI

India won the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka after beating them in the final ODI at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Visakhapatnam).

India decided to field first after winning the toss. Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 215 runs in 44.5 overs.

India chased down the target in 32.1 overs after losing only 2 wickets. India won this ODI by 8 wickets and also won this three-match ODI series by the 2-1 margin.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka – 215 in 44.5 overs (Upul Tharanga 95, Sadeera Samarawickrama 42, Kuldeep Yadav 3/42)

India – 219/2 in 32.1 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 100*, Shreyas Iyer 65, Thisara Perera 1/25)

Result – India won by 8 wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga (95) played a 50+ knock in this match. It was his fourth 50+ ODI knock (1 century and 3 half-centuries) against India on the Indian soil and all as an opener. With this innings, he became the most no.of playing 50+ ODI innings as a Sri Lankan opening batsman. Tharanga surpassed Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya who had three 50+ innings each as an opener against India on the Indian soil.
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Upul Tharanga (Image Source: ESPN Cricinfo)

 

  1. Sri Lankan batsmen Upul Tharanga and Sadeera Samarawickrama put an important 121 runs partnership for the second wicket. It is Sri Lanka’s fourth highest ODI partnership for the second wicket on the Indian soil. Here is the detail list:

Sri Lanka’s top 2nd wicket ODI partnerships on the Indian soil

Partners’ names Partnership runs scored Opposition Venue Date
Roy Dias and Sidath Wettimuny 170 India Delhi 15th September 1982
Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu 138 India Mumbai 17th May 1997
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara 128 India Rajkot 15th December 2009
Upul Tharanga and Sadeera Samarawickrama 121 India Visakhapatnam 17th December 2017

 

 

  1. Sri Lankan opening batsman Upul Tharanga completed 1,000 ODI runs in 2017. He became the third batsman to achieve this feat in this calendar year. Here is the list:

Batsmen who scored 1,000+ ODI runs in 2017

Player (Team) Matches Innings Runs scored Average Highest Score 100s/50s
Virat Kohli (India) 26 26 1,460 76.84 131 6/7
Rohit Sharma (India) 21 21 1,293 71.83 208* 6/5
Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka) 25 25 1,011 48.14 119 2/6

 

 

  1. At the end of this match, Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga scored total 859 runs as an ODI opener on the Indian soil. He became the most runs scorer as a Sri Lankan ODI opening batsman on the Indian soil. The previous record holder was Sanath Jayasuriya who had scored 815 runs as a Sri Lankan ODI opening batsman on the Indian soil.

 

  1. Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 215 runs. It is Sri Lanka’s third lowest completed innings in a day-night ODI match against India on the Indian soil. The detail list is given below:

Sri Lanka’s three lowest completed innings in a day-night ODI match against India on the Indian soil

Total Score (Overs) Venue Date
122 (35.4) Mohali 28th October 2005
194 (39.2) Cuttack 2nd November 2014
215 (44.5) Visakhapatnam 17th December 2017

 

 

  1. Indian batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer put a brilliant 135 runs partnership for the second wicket. It is India’s second highest ODI partnership for the second wicket during chasing a total against Sri Lanka. The record is 197 unbroken partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli at Dambulla on 20th August 2017.
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Shikhar Dhawan (Image Source: ESPN Cricinfo)

 

  1. Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 100 runs. It was his fourth ODI century against Sri Lanka which is the joint second most no.of ODI centuries by a left-handed Indian batsman against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:

Most no.of ODI centuries by a left-handed Indian batsman against Sri Lanka

Player Matches Innings No.of centuries
Gautam Gambhir 37 36 6
Sourav Ganguly 44 40 4
Shikhar Dhawan   16 16 4

 

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Kuldeep Yadav claimed three wickets after giving away 42 runs in 10 overs. Photo Credit: BCCI.
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My twin strike changed match’s momentum, says Kuldeep Yadav

Visakhapatnam, Dec 18: Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.

India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs. Sri Lanka were cruising at 160/2 in 27 overs. But in the very next over, Kuldeep removed Upul Tharanga (95) and Niroshan Dickwella (8) to damage the visitors.

Tharanga was dismissed when Mahendra Singh Dhoni showcased a glimpse of his still lightning quick reflexes to stump the left-hander off Kuldeep’s bowling. Dickwella then edged one to Shreyas Iyer at first slip, leaving the Islanders at 168/4.

Kuldeep’s spin partner Yuzvendra Chahal also played a key role, taking 3/46.

“Obviously their batsmen were set and we knew we needed wickets in the middle overs. I got two wickets in one over and that really changed the momentum for us,” Kuldeep said after the match.

“The wicket was very good for spinners, we were getting turn and sharp turn as well and that really motivated me to do well,” Kuldeep added.

Kuldeep was selected for the match ahead of teenage all-rounder Washington Sundar, who fell sick.

“I worked on my lengths as well. It’s just preparation that matters. Whenever you don’t play you practice and work hard on your fitness and fielding, when you get a chance you try and put up your best performance,” he said.

Captain Rohit Sharma also praised his bowlers. “When you have bowlers like that in your side, the job becomes very easy for the captain. You throw the ball and they get you wickets all the time. Whenever we were put into the tough situations, we responded well. 

“We played as a team more than anything else. Everyone knew what they needed to do as an individual to win the series and they perfectly did that,” Rohit said.

Rohit, who was named the captain for the ODIs and the T20Is against Sri Lanka, said his team played a perfect game, taking pressure off the skipper.

In the first ODI, India were bowled out for 112. In the second ODI, Rohit led from the front with his third double century as India recorded a huge win.

“I am very proud of the boys. I think the first game was a bit testing as a captain, because we didn’t put enough runs on the board, and in the second game since we had a lot of runs I had the luxury to try out a few things. It was a perfect game for me to settle in. And today was a perfect game,” he concluded.

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Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2017/18: Statistical Review – 2nd ODI

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

Dhoni has still a lot of cricket left in him
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Dhoni wages a lone battle, a befitting reply to the critics

Dhoni has proven time and again that he is still India’s pillar of strength despite criticism.
Even before the Umpire could rule Bumrah out as he was wrapped on the pads by Lankan spinner SS Pathirana, there was a pair of hands in the background that had already signalled for a DRS. At the non-striking end was none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the master of the review system.

The ball tracker showed that the ball was hitting Bumrah outside the off stump and the decision had to be reversed. But it did not come as a surprise to anyone. After all, the Dhoni Review System is seldom off target.

Just a few balls after that, it looked liked Bumrah was aiming to hit the ball out of Dharamsala as Pathirana’s delivery crashed into his stumps. If it had been Kohli at the non striking end, he would have let out a shriek, or stared at the Baroda pacer in anger. But Dhoni did none of that. Aware of the camera angles by now, he just turned around with a shake of his head.

Such had been the story since Dhoni’s arrival at the crease. He saw one Indian batsman after other departing in quick succession as he fought hard to take India to a respectable total.

His valiant effort of 65 prevented India from the embarrassment of scoring its lowest total in ODIs. Had it not been for Dhoni, India looked pretty much on their way of being bundled out at less than 78, which is the current lowest Indian total in ODIs scored in Kanpur against the same opposition.

It was not long ago that as India failed to cross the line in the 2nd T20 against New Zealand, Dhoni was made the scapegoat. After scoring 49 off 37 deliveries, Dhoni had to face severe criticism from all quarters due to his low strike rate.

The same critics now have nowhere to hide as even they cannot help but laud the effort of the veteran keeper. As Sri Lanka finally have a feel of an ODI victory after their losing streak of 12 games, India has to bounce back in the 2nd ODI at Mohali if they have to keep their chances alive in the 3-match series.

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Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2017/18: Statistical Review – 1st ODI

On Sunday afternoon, Sri Lanka thrashed India in the first ODI of three-match ODI series at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala). Sportwiki did a statistical review of the first ODI.

Sri Lanka decided to bowl first after winning the toss. India was bundled out for just 112 runs in 38.2 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka successfully chased that target in 20.4 overs after losing only three wickets. Sri Lanka won this match by seven wickets with 176 balls to spare.

With this victory, Sri Lanka took a 0-1 lead in the three-match away ODI series.

Brief Scores: India – 112 in 38.2 overs (MS Dhoni 65, Kuldeep Yadav 19, Suranga Lakmal 4/13)

Sri Lanka – 114/3 in 20.4 overs (Upul Tharanga 49, Niroshan Dickwella 26*, Jasprit Bumrah 1/32)

Result – Sri Lanka lost by seven wickets

Here is the statistical review of the match:

  1. Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik was dismissed for a duck after facing 18 deliveries. It is the most no.Of deliveries faced by an Indian batsman who scored a duck in an ODI match. The previous record holder was Eknath Solkar who had scored a duck in 17 balls against England at The Oval on 15th July 1974.

Another Indian Jasprit Bumrah also scored a duck in 15 balls which is the joint fifth most no. Of deliveries faced by an Indian batsman who scored a duck in an ODI match. Here is the list:

Most no.of balls faced by an Indian batsman who scored a duck in an ODI match

Player Balls faced Opposition Venue Date
Dinesh Karthik 18 Sri Lanka Dharamsala 10th December 2017
Eknath Solkar 17 England The Oval 15th July 1974
Woorkeri Raman 16 South Africa Johannesburg 13th December 1992
Sourav Ganguly 16 Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 1st August 2001
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15 Sri Lanka Port of Spain 11th July 2013
Jasprit Bumrah 15 Sri Lanka Dharamsala 10th December 2017

 

 

  1. India scored only 11 runs for the loss of three wickets in the first powerplay (1-10 overs). It is the lowest powerplay score for any team in the ODI cricket.

 

  1. India was just 16 runs when their first five wickets fell. It is India’s lowest ODI score at the fall of first five wickets. The previous record was 17/5 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on 18th June 1983.

 

  1. India was bowled out for just 112 runs. It is India’s third lowest ODI total on their home soil. Here is the list:

India’s top 3 lowest ODI totals on the home soil

Score (Overs) Opposition Venue Date
78 (24.1) Sri Lanka Kanpur 24th December 1986
100 (28.3) West Indies Ahmedabad 16th November 1993
112 (38.2) Sri Lanka Dharamsala 10th December 2017

 

Also, it is India’s fifth lowest ODI total against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:

India’s top 5 lowest ODI totals against Sri Lanka

Score (Overs) Venue Date
54 (26.3) Sharjah 29th October 2000
78 (24.1) Kanpur 24th December 1986
103 (26.3) Colombo (RPS) 29th August 2008
103 (33.4) Dambulla 22nd August 2010
112 (38.2) Dharamsala 10th December 2017

 

 

  1. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni scored 65 runs during India’s innings. He scored almost 58.04% runs of his team. In a completed ODI innings, it is the second highest percentage of runs scored by a wicketkeeper-batsman. The record holder is former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman Dave Houghton who had scored 59.41% runs of his team against New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 10th October 1987.
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MS Dhoni (Image Source: Twitter)

 

  1. Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Suranga Lakmal bowled outstandingly in this ODI as his bowling figure was 10-4-13-4. Here are some important stats of this outstanding bowling figure.
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Suranga Lakmal (Image Source: Twitter)

i) It is the third best ODI bowling figure by a Sri Lankan bowler on the Indian soil. Here is the top 3 list:

Top 3 best ODI bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on the Indian soil

Player Bowling figure Opposition Venue Date
Farveez Maharoof 9-2-14-6 West Indies Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) 14th October 2006
Graeme Labrooy 10-0-57-5 India Vadodara 15th January 1987
Suranga Lakmal 10-4-13-4 India Dharamsala 10th December 2017

 

ii) It is the joint second least runs conceded by a Sri Lankan pacer who has bowled minimum ten overs in an ODI match.

Least runs conceded by a Sri Lankan pacer who has bowled minimum ten overs in an ODI match

Player Bowling figure Opposition Venue Date
Farveez Maharoof 10-5-9-3 West Indies Dambulla 2nd August 2005
Chaminda Vass 10-3-13-2 India Mumbai 17th May 1997
Suranga Lakmal 10-4-13-4 India Dharamsala 10th December 2017

 

 

  1. Sri Lanka won this ODI by seven wickets with 176 balls to spare. Here are some important stats of their victory.

i) It is Sri Lanka’s joint-largest ODI victory (by wickets) against India on the Indian soil. Previously, Sri Lanka had won by seven wickets against India at Margao on 8th December 1990.

ii) It is the largest ODI victory (by balls remaining in the second innings) for any team against India on the Indian soil. The previous record holder was Australia who had won by nine wickets with 145 balls remaining against India at Vadodara on 11th October 2007.

iii) It is Sri Lanka’s third largest ODI victory (with 176 balls remaining in the second innings) against India. The top 3 on this list is given below:

Sri Lanka’s three largest ODI victories (with balls remaining in the second innings) against India

Result margin Balls remaining in the second innings Venue Date
Eight wickets 209 Dambulla 22nd August 2010
Nine wickets 181 Hambantota 24th July 2012
Seven wickets 176 Dharamsala 10th December 2017

 

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IND vs SL 2017: I’m Ready For the Challenge – Washington Sundar

Calling his maiden ODI call-up an ‘amazing moment’, Washington Sundar has said he is ready to deliver at the highest stage of the game. Before the latest call-up, he also got included in the T20I squad for the series against the Islanders.

The 18-year old was included in the squad at the last moment after Kedar Jadhav got ruled out of the Sri Lanka series with a hamstring injury. The latest call-up has only made the year more memorable for Washington who has not looked back since impressing in this year’s Indian Premier League.

Also Read: (IND vs SL 2017: Washington Sundar Replaces Injured Kedar Jadhav For ODIs)

“An ODI call-up at this stage of my career feels great, and it’s an amazing moment for me. As a professional cricketer, you need to be always prepared for whatever opportunity which you get. I have been gearing up for the T20 series at the NCA. I need to tune myself on the mental front slightly from T20s to 50-overs cricket. And I’m ready for the challenge,” Washington was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

Washington shot to limelight after impressing for Rising Pune Supergiant. He was signed up by the franchise as an injury replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin and repaid the faith by taking 11 wickets in nine games at an average of 12 and an impressive economy rate of only 5.54.

He also impressed in this year’s Duleep Trophy and continued the same form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, where he has scored 315 runs so including the 159-run knock against Tripura which was his maiden first-class ton in addition to picking up 12 wickets.

Also Read: (IND vs SL 2017: Fans Agitated Over Ravindra Jadeja’s Offensive Tweet)

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Washington was in fine form in domestic cricket too (Credits: ESPNcricinfo)

He also had a good outing in the warm-up game against Australia where he took two for 23 in his eight overs, dismissing Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Tamil Nadu coach and Rising Pune Supergiant, who had suggested Washington’s name to the Pune management, also said the youngster has the ‘match-winning ability’ to excel at the highest stage of the game.

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Credits: BCCI

“There are some people who impress in the nets, but they may not be able to transform that potential in a match situation. But I always felt Washington had that match-winning ability. He had that spark. He has the knack of delivering at the crunch time and is capable of pulling off things when it’s needed most. He remains unfazed by star names in the opposite ranks,” he said.

Also Read: (India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs)

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IND vs SL 2017: Washington Sundar Replaces Injured Kedar Jadhav For ODIs

Just ahead of the series-opener against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala, India have received a major setback as Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the three-match series owing to a hamstring injury. The news was confirmed on Saturday (December 9). The Maharashtra star has been replaced by Tamil Nadu youngster Washington Sundar.

Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, on Saturday, stated that the 32-year old was doing rehabilitation work at Bangalore’s National Cricket Academy and was on monitored Saturday. He, however, failed to regain the full fitness.

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Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the upcoming series (Credits: BCCI)

Jadhav’s injury, nonetheless, can become a blessing in disguise for the team-management as they can try out his replacement Washington Sundar who has been impressing since hogging the limelight in this year’s Indian Premier League. Just a few days ago, he had received his maiden India call-up after being included in the T20I squad for the Sri Lanka series.

He was roped in by Rising Pune Supergiant as an injury replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin and repaid the faith by taking 11 wickets in nine games at an average of 12 and an impressive economy rate of only 5.54. He also impressed in this year’s Duleep Trophy and continued the same form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, where he has scored 315 runs so including the 159-run knock against Tripura which was his maiden first-class ton in addition to picking up 12 wickets.

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Washington had impressed in this year’s IPL (Credits: BCCI)

India, meanwhile, will be hoping to start the series on a winning note. With Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma will lead the side, but the regular skipper’s absence is unlikely to cause much trouble for the high-flying Men in Blue against a team which has suffered three 5-0 whitewashes this year and have lost 21 of the 25 ODIs.

The ODI series will be followed by a three-match T20I series, starting December 20.

India squad for the three-match series:

Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Washington Sundar

 

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