This is the first time India and Sri Lanka are facing each other in a T20 World Cup © Getty Images
This is the first time India and Sri Lanka are facing each other in a T20 World Cup © Getty Images

 

The Asian rivals, India and Sri Lanka, will be competing for the championship of the shortest format of the game in the final of the ICC World T20 2014 at Dhaka. Bharath Seervi looks back at the encounters between India and Sri Lanka in T20Is in a statistical way.

 

Since Pakistan’s issues in the Cricket world due to terrorism, India vs Sri Lanka has become the major Asian rivalry, overtaking the traditional India vs Pakistan. Already, India and Sri Lanka have met each other 144 times in ODIs which is the most between two teams.

 

In Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), they have played five matches against each other since 2009.

 

Results:

 

Date Venue Winner Margin
10-Feb-09 Colombo (RPS) India 3 Wickets
9-Dec-09 Nagpur Sri Lanka 29 Runs
12-Dec-09 Mohali India 6 Wickets
11-May-10 Gros Islet Sri Lanka 5 Wickets
7-Aug-12 Pallekele India 39 Runs

 

Top batting performances:

 

Runs Batsman Fours Sixes Venue Date
78 (37) Kumar Sangakkara 11 2 Nagpur 9-Dec-09
68 (48) Virat Kohli 11 1 Pallekele 7-Aug-12
64 (36) Virender Sehwag 7 3 Mohali 12-Dec-09
63 (47) Suresh Raina 7 1 Gros Islet 11-May-10
61 (47) Tillakaratne Dilshan 7 1 Colombo (RPS) 10-Feb-09
60* (25) Yuvraj Singh 3 5 Mohali 12-Dec-09
59 (31) Kumar Sangakkara 8 2 Mohali 12-Dec-09
55 (26) Gautam Gambhir 11 0 Nagpur 9-Dec-09

 

Gautam Gambhir in his 55 (26) had reached his half century in 19 balls.

 

Yuvraj Singh in his 60* (25) had reached his half century in 20 balls (on his birthday!).

 

Kumar Sangakkara in his 78(37) had completed his half century of 21 balls.

 

Strike Rate of over 200 in an inning of 25 or more:

 

Runs S/R Batsman Fours Sixes Venue Date
60* (25) 240.00 Yuvraj Singh 3 5 Mohali 12-Dec-09
47 (20) 235.00 Chamara Kapugedara 7 1 Nagpur 09-Dec-09
37* (16) 231.25 Chamara Kapugedara 2 3 Gros Islet 11-May-10
55 (26) 211.53 Gautam Gambhir 11 0 Nagpur 09-Dec-09
78 (37) 210.81 Kumar Sangakkara 11 2 Nagpur 09-Dec-09
33* (16) 206.25  Irfan Pathan 2 2 Colombo (RPS) 10-Feb-09
26* (13) 200.00 Angelo Mathews 1 2 Mohali 12-Dec-09

 

Irfan Pathan along with his brother Yousuf Pathan (22* off 10) had added 59 runs in 25 balls for the eighth wicket and won the match by three wickets chasing target of 172 at Colombo when both the teams met for this first time in 2009.

 

Top bowling performances:

 

Figures Bowler Eco Venue Date
19-Apr Ashok Dinda 6.33 Pallekelle 7-Aug-12
23-Mar Yuvraj Singh 7.66 Mohali 12-Dec-12
27-Mar Irfan Pathan 6.75 Pallekelle 7-Aug-12
32-Mar Malinga Bandara 8 Colombo (RPS) 10-Feb-09
19-Feb Sanath Jayasuriya 4.75 Nagpur 9-Dec-09

 

Brief Scores:

 

Colombo (RPS), 10 Feb 2009

 

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.

 

Sri Lanka 171 for 4 in 20 overs (Tillakaratne Dilshan 61(47), Sanath Jayasuriya 33(17), Yousuf Pathan 2/23) lost to India 174 for 7 in 19.2 overs (Suresh Raina 35(27), Irfan Pathan 33*(16); Malinga Bandara 3/32) by 3 wickets.

 

Man of the Match: Yousuf Pathan

 

Nagpur, 09 Dec 2009

 

India won the toss and chose to bowl.

 

Sri Lanka 215 for 5 in 20 overs (Kumar Sangakkara 78(37), Chamara Kapugedara 47*(20); Rohit Sharma 1/22) beat India 186 for 9 in 20 overs (Gautam Gambhir 55(26), Virender Sehwag 26(14); Sanath Jayasuriya 2/19) by 29 runs.

 

Man of the Match: Kumar Sangakkara

 

Mohali, 12 Dec 2009

 

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.

 

Sri Lanka 206 for 7 in 20 overs (Kumar Sangakkara 59(31), Chinthaka Jayasinghe 38(28); Yuvraj Singh 3/23) lost to India 211 for 4 in 19.1 overs (Virender Sehwag 64(36), Yuvraj Singh 60*(25); Lasith Malinga 1/28) by 6 wickets.

 

Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh

 

Gros Islet, 11 May 2010

 

India won the toss and chose to bat.

 

India 163 for 5 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 63(47), Gautam Gambhir 41(32); Lasith Malinga 2/25) lost to Sri Lanka 167 for 5 in 20 overs (Kumar Sangakkara 46(33), Angelo Mathews 46(37); Vinay Kumar 2/30) by 5 wickets.

 

Man of the Match: Angelo Mathews

 

Pallekele, 07 Aug 2012

 

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl.

 

India 155 for 3 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 68(48), Suresh Raina 34*(25); Shaminda Eranga 2/30) beat Sri Lanka 116 in 18 overs (Angelo Mathews 31(29), Mahela Jayawardene 26(19); Ashok Dinda 4/19) by 39 runs.

 

Man of the Match: Irfan Pathan

 

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)