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Stats Highlights, Third ODI - India vs Sri Lanka


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India and Sri Lanka clash in the third one-day international of the Wealthsurance Cup at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. Stay tuned to this space for LIVE milestones and statistical highlights as and when they unfold!


  • MS Dhoni won his 4th toss in a row in One day internationals. It may be recalled that Dhoni had also won the toss in the final ODI against England at Cuttack.
     
  • However MS Dhoni's best run with the toss was between 6-7-08 (final of the Asia Cup) to 27-08-2021 (first 4 ODIs of the Idea Cup in Sri Lanka) where he won 5 tosses in a row.
     
  • For Sachin Tendulkar is was his 300th innings in the opening position. He is the only second player in ODIs to do so. Sanath Jayasuriya has played the maximum of 371 innings as opener
     
  • For the first time in his career Sachin Tendulkar has been dismissed "lbw" in three consecutive matches
     
  • Sachin Tendulkar has now been dismissed lbw 34 times in ODIs. He joins Sri Lanka's Roshan Mahanama who also has 34 such dismissals. However Sanath Jayasuriya with 44 and Inzamam ul Haq with 39 have more lbw dismissals. 
     
  •  When on 64 Yuvraj Singh completed 1000 runs against Sri Lanka in ODIs. He also has 1000 plus runs against Pakistan (1251) and England (1129).
     
  • He is only the 5th left hander overall after Saeed Anwar, Sourav Ganguly, Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara to score 1000 runs against Sri Lanka.
     
  • Virender Sehwag when on 48 also completed 1000 runs against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
     
  • It was also the first century stand in ODIs between Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag. Their previous highest partnership was 57 for the 4th wkt vs WI at Port of Spain 28-5-2022
     
  • The third wicket partnership of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh bettered the previous best third wicket stand for India on this ground. M Prabhakar & M Azharuddin had put on 136 vs Sri Lanka on 12-8-2021
     
  • The 3rd wicket partnership between Virender Sehwag & Yuvraj Singh is also the best by India for the third wicket in Sri Lanka. The previous best being 162 by Robin Singh and Rahul Dravid at Colombo (SSC) on 23-08-1997.
     
  • Yuvraj Singh scored the 11th ODI hundred of his career, his first against Sri Lanka. The last hundred by an Indian against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was when Tendulkar scored 120 at Colombo (SSC) on 29-08-1999.
     
  • Virender Sehwag also scored his 10th ODI hundred and first against Sri Lanka. It was however his 3rd on Sri Lankan soil.
     
  • Virender Sehwag scored his century in 75 balls for the second time. He had also scored 100 in 75 balls vs WI at Rajkot (12-11-2021). His fastest ODI century coincidentally was scored on Sri Lankan soil of 69 balls vs NZ at Colombo (SSC) 2-8-2021
     
  • Muttiah Muralidaran (502 wkts) equaled the record of Wasim Akram for most wickets in ODIs. Wasim Akram held the record for 14 years and 6 months.

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