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Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the second match of the 3-match series to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Deepak Chahar (69 not out) became the hero with the bat in this exciting match that stretched till the last over. His unbeaten partnership of 84 runs with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out) helped India win. 5 big records were also made in this match. Let’s know about all those records.
1. 9th consecutive series win against Sri Lanka
India has won the 9th consecutive bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka. No other team in the world has been able to beat Sri Lanka in so many consecutive series. Pakistan is in second place with 7 consecutive series wins.
2. World record for most ODI wins against Sri Lanka
This is India’s 93rd win in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka. With this, Team India has become the team to win the most ODI matches against this opponent. India broke Pakistan’s record. Pakistan has won 92 matches against Sri Lanka.
3. No one has scored a fifty in the top-3 batsmen, yet won
For India, none of the top-3 batsmen Prithvi Shaw (13), Shikhar Dhawan (29) and Ishan Kishan (1) could score half-centuries. Despite this, India achieved the target of 276 runs. This is the first time since the 2015 match against Zimbabwe in Auckland that India have achieved a target of 250 runs or more without a single fifty from the top-3 batsmen. In 2015, India had achieved the target of 288 runs.
4. Highest Indian innings against Sri Lanka at No.8 or below
Deepak Chahar scored an unbeaten 69 while batting at No.8. This is the highest innings by an Indian player in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka, batting at number 8 or below. The previous record was in the name of Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja played an unbeaten knock of 60 runs in Colombo in 2009. Overall, Chris Woakes of England holds the record for playing the most ODI innings against Sri Lanka at number-8 or below. Woakes scored an unbeaten 95 in Nottingham in 2016.
5. Biggest innings of India’s No.8 batsman in successful run chase
Chahar has now become the Indian batsman to score the most match-winning innings while chasing the target, batting at No.8 or below. He has broken the record of Ajit Agarkar. Agar had led India to victory by scoring 67 runs against Zimbabwe in the year 2000.