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:
- 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|
- 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|
- 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|
- 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|
- 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.
- 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|
- 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:
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|
- 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|