India defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets with the help of a solid 85-run partnership for the 5th wicket between KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. KL Rahul scored a gritty fifty and helped the hosts to seal the 3-match ODI series. Initially, Kuldeep Yadav's brilliant bowling performance dented Sri Lanka's charge as the visitors got bundled out for 215. Mohammed Siraj also picked 3 wickets with the ball alongside Kuldeep Yadav.
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Numbers and Stats from IND vs SL 2nd ODI:
4 - Kuldeep Yadav has won Man of the Match for 4th time in ODIs. Kuldeep Yadav in his last 3 ODI matches has won 2 MoM awards.
6 - Nuwanidu Fernando became the 6th batsman to score a fifty on ODI debut for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka batsman to score fifty on ODI debut:
Sunil Wettimuny vs AUS in The Oval, 1975
Chamara Silva vs AUS in Colombo (RPS), 1999
Ashan Priyanjan vs PAK in Abu Dhabi, 2013
Kusal Mendis vs IRE in Dublin, 2016
Ashen Bandara vs WI in North Sound, 2021
Nuwanidu Fernando vs IND in Kolkata, 2023
10 - India has won 10th consecutive ODI series against Sri Lanka.
India in last 10 ODI series vs Sri Lanka:
Won 2-1 in 2007 (Home)
Won 3-2 in 2008 (Away)
Won 4-1 in 2009 (Away)
Won 3-1 in 2009 (Home)
Won 4-1 in 2012 (Away)
Won 5-0 in 2014 (Home)
Won 5-0 in 2017 (Away)
Won 2-1 in 2017 (Home)
Won 2-1 in 2021 (Away)
Won 2-0 in 2023 (Home)
The last time India lost an ODI series to Sri Lanka was way back in 1997.
India home series against Sri Lanka (all 3 formats):
Played - 26
India - 22
Sri Lanka - 0
Drawn - 4
India has never lost a home series against Sri Lanka.
45 - Rohit Sharma has smashed the joint-most sixes (45) for an Indian against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
Most Sixes vs Sri Lanka in ODIs:
Shahid Afridi - 63
MS Dhoni - 45
Rohit Sharma - 45
55.16 - KL Rahul averages 55.16 with the bat in ODIs while batting at number 5 (or) lower position.
KL Rahul while batting at number 5 (or) lower position in ODIs:
Inns - 16
Runs - 662
Avg - 55.16
S.R - 103.27
50s : 6; 100s : 1
95 - India has won 95 ODI matches against Sri Lanka.
Most matches won against a team in ODIs:
Australia - 95 vs New Zealand
India - 95 vs Sri Lanka
200 - Kuldeep Yadav has completed 200 wickets in international cricket.