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Stats Highlights, Fifth ODI - India vs Sri Lanka

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

  • Virender Sehwag is playing his 200th one-day international. He is the 9th Indian to do so. 
  • Ravindra Jadeja becomes the 177th player to represent India in one-day internationals. 
  • L Balaji makes a come back into the side. He last represented India in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on 3 August 2005. Since then India have played 118 ODIs.
  • MS Dhoni is playing his 46th ODI as keeper/captain. He equals the record of Zimbabwe's Andy Flower who has also played is 46 ODIs in both roles. The others to play most matches as keeper/capt are A Stewart (Eng 39), L Germon (NZ 36), Moin Khan (Pak 34), Khaled Mashud (Ban 30)
  • However the most ODIs missed by an Indian is Sairaj Bahutule who missed 196 ODIs before making a comeback. The others to miss most ODIs are Aashish Kapoor (157), Robin Singh (146), L Balaji (118) and S Sriram (116)
  • Kumar Sangakkara (84) recorded the 46th ODI fifty of his career. He now joins Zimbabwe's Andy Flower in second position among keepers with most fifties. Only Adam Gilchrist with 53 has more fifties by wicket-keepers.
  • MS Dhoni used 9 bowlers in the Sri Lankan innings. It was the second time 9 bowlers were used by India in a one-day international. Sourav Ganguly too had used 9 bowlers vs West Indies at Baroda (18-11-2021). 
  • Incidentally the world record for most bowlers used in an ODI innings is also 9. There have been 9 instances of the same 
  • Dilshan (97) was dismissed in the nineties for the first time in ODIs
  • Sri Lanka's score of 320-8 is now its highest score at this venue. Sri Lanka have scored 300 plus three times now at this ground all three against India 
  • Sri Lanka's score of 320-8 is now the highest in a day game at this venue. Previous highest was 319-5 by Pakistan vs Bangladesh 16-7-1997. 
  • Sri Lanka's score of 320-8 is also its highest score vs India in a one-day international. The previous highest was 308-8 at Karachi 3-7-2021
  • When he was on (1) Gautam Gambhir posted 250 runs in this series. It is the third time Gambhir has posted 250 or more runs in a single series. His series tally of 262 runs is now the second best in his career. His best being 440 in the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia in 2007-0. 
  • Ravindra Jadeja became the 11th Indian to score a fifty in his debut innings in one-day internationals. R Uthappa (86 vs Eng, Indore 15-4-2022) holds the Indian record for the highest score on debut
  • SL have lost their last three home series and four out of five series since 2006