Team India get off to a winning start in the ODI series as the young guns bullied the Sri Lankan bowlers and chased down a modest target of 263 without breaking a sweat. The hosts after winning the toss and batting first posted a decent total of 262/9. However, the total proved to be too easy to chase down for the Indians as Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and Ishan Kishan smashed the bowlers all around the park. In the end, Team India registered a 7-wicket win and chased down the target with 80 balls to spare.
Let us have a look at numbers from the 1st ODI between SL and India:
125 - India have now won 125 international matches against Sri Lanka and that is joint-most wins for a team.
Most wins vs Sri Lanka in international cricket:
India - 125
Pakistan - 125
Australia - 88
43 - Prithivi Shaw's 43(24) is the 2nd joint-lowest score in an ODI innings for the Indian team comprising of 9 boundaries.
Lowest score by an Indian player in ODI innings comprising of at least 9 boundaries:
Virender Sehwag - 38 (25) vs Pak, 2011
Sunil Gavaskar - 43 (52) vs Zim, 1987
Prithvi Shaw - 43 (24) vs SL, 2021
5 - Shikhar Dhawan became the 5th player to smash 10,000 runs in international cricket as an opener for India after Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.
2 - Ishan Kishan became the 2nd Indian player after Robbin Uthappa to smash a fifty-plus score in both ODI and T20I debut innings.
Note:- Uthappa didn't get a chance to bat in his debut T20I match and he smashed a fifty-plus score in his next T20I match which was his debut T20I innings.
86 - Shikhar Dhawan's 86*(95) is the 2nd highest score on captaincy debut for an Indian player.
33 - Ishan Kishan completed his 50 from just 33 balls, which is 2nd fastest fifty for a debutant in ODIs.
2.60 - Krunal Pandya's bowling economy of 2.60 vs SL is the best economy rate in an innings for an Indian spin bowler against Sri Lanka in an ODI game since 2000.
Best economy rate by an Indian spin bowler vs SL in ODIs since 2000 (All 10 overs bowled):
Krunal Pandya - 2.60 in Colombo, 2021
Harbhajan Singh - 2.70 in Colombo, 2002
Sachin Tendulkar - 2.80 in Sharjah, 2000
Pragyan Ojha - 2.80 in Colombo, 2008