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India vs SRI LANKA ODI Stats: What happened in Colombo on Friday night may not be a special moment for most cricket fans but it is very important for the Sri Lankan team and their fans. The story of this victory is not just stopping India from a clean sweep in the ODI series, but it goes much further than that. This victory of Sri Lanka is going to end the drought of years.
In the third ODI, India won the toss and decided to bat first. The Sri Lankan bowlers performed brilliantly and bundled out India for 225 runs. In reply, the Sri Lankan team won by 3 wickets on the basis of half-centuries from Avishka Fernando (76) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (65). With this, Team India could not clean sweep 3-0 in this series. Although the series was definitely won 2-1.
Beat India at home after 9 years
The Sri Lankan team is going through a phase of transformation and it is a journey in which they have seen defeat..and defeats. Apart from a few wins, nothing appeared in his account. Alam is that Sri Lanka’s victory has come against India after waiting for 9 years at home. Yes, Sri Lanka defeated India for the last time in ODI cricket at home on 24 July 2012, that is, the 9-year drought ended. In that match, the Sri Lankan team won by 9 wickets under the captaincy of Mahela Jayawardene. Since then 10 ODIs have been played between the two teams on Sri Lankan soil and in all India won.
Defeated India in ODIs after 4 years
Apart from this, if we talk about all the grounds of the world, then this ODI victory of Sri Lanka over India has come after four years. The last time Sri Lankan team defeated India in ODI cricket was on 10 December 2017. That match was played at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala where Sri Lanka defeated India by 7 wickets. Since then two matches between the two teams were played on Sri Lankan ground, two matches on Indian grounds and one match at England ground (ICC World Cup 2019, Headingley) and India won all.
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