IND vs SL: In the second T20I on Wednesday, a depleted Team India couldn’t maintain their nerves against a spirited Sri Lankan team.
The hosts levelled the three-match series with a stunning 4-wicket win, thanks to key contributions from Dhananjaya de Silva and Chamika Karunaratne.
Let’s have a look at the records crested in the match.
Shikhar Dhawan becomes India’s highest run scorer against Sri Lanka in T20
On Wednesday, Shikhar Dhawan also set a new record.
With a 42-ball 40, the southpaw passed Virat Kohli to become India’s best scorer against the Lankans in T20Is.
Sri Lanka wins 1st time against India at home in bilateral series
This was the first time in a bilateral series that Sri Lanka defeated India in a T20I match at home.
In the shortest format, the two neighbours met in 2009, 2012, and 2017, but Sri Lanka didn’t win a single match until Wednesday.
The last time the hosts beat India in a T20I match at home was in Colombo during the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, but that was not a bilateral encounter.
First time in Indian cricket when none of batsmen recorded strike rate 130 or above
This was the first time India batted the entire 20 overs of a T20I without a single hitter registering a strike rate of over 130, a statistic that may best summarise India’s performance.
With a strike rate of 126.09, debutant Devdutt Padikkal was the best.
The second-highest strike was 118.18 by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, followed by 116.67 by Ruturaj Gaikwad.
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Devdutt Padikkal becomes first cricketer born in 21st century to play for Team India
Padikkal set a new milestone by being the first player born after the year 2000 to play for India in an international match.
The 21-year-old cricketer, who was born on July 7, 2000, has a bright future ahead of him, and if he keeps up his current rate of climb in the sport, he’ll be breaking more traditional records in the coming years.
Bhuvaneshwar kumar becomes 4th Indian to take 50 wickets in T20
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s match was bittersweet.
On paper, the vice-captain scored 11 runs and got one wicket while allowing only 21 runs to be scored.
He became only the fourth Indian to reach 50 T20I wickets; following Yuzvendra Chahal (63), Jasprit Bumrah (59), and Ravichandran Ashwin (52), who all did so faster than him
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