As India takes on hosts Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI in Hambantota today, we look at some interesting records in ODI matches between the two neighbours
Rivalry has always been fierce whenever the Indian team has clashed with their friendly neighbour Sri Lanka on the cricket pitch. As another bilateral series unfolds in Sri Lanka, we look at a few interesting records in One Day internationals between the two cricket loving nations.
Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene and Indian captain Dhoni. Photo: AFP
Batting first, India scored 414/6 in 50 overs in an ODI played at Rajkot in 2009. In reply Sri Lanka reached 411 falling short by just 3 runs
India were bowled out for 54 during a triseries final in sharjah in 2000, which remains to be the lowest total in ODIs between India and Sri Lanka
Sachin Tendulkar has scored 8 centuries against Sri Lanka, which is the most by any batsman in India vs Sri Lanka in ODIs. For Sri Lanka Jayasuriya has scored 7 tons, the most by a Sri Lankan batsman against India
Muthiah Muralitharan picked up 7 for 30 runs against India in Sharjah in 2000, which is the best bowling figures in ODIs between India and Sri Lanka
Sanath Jayasuriya's 189 runs scored in Sharjah in 2000 remains the highest individual score by a batsman in India vs Sri Lanka ODIs
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid put on 318 runs for the 2nd wicket in Taunton during the 1999 World Cup, which is the highest partnership for all wickets in Ind-SL ODI matches
Biggest win margin
Set to chase 300 runs, the Indian team was bowled out for 54 during a triseries final in Sharjah in 2000. Sri Lanka won by 245 runs, which is the biggest win margin in India-Sri Lanka ODIs.