India have suffered their biggest defeat (139 runs) in terms of runs against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 121-run loss at Colombo RPS on August 5, 2001.
Overall, the aforesaid defeat is India's second worst against Sri Lanka. India lost by 245 runs at Sharjah on October 29, 2000.
Sri Lanka's 307 for six is their second best total against India at Colombo RPS, next only to the 320 for eight on February 8, 2009.
Sanath Jayasuriya (98) has missed his eighth hundred by two runs. With seven hundreds, he already holds a record for most hundreds against India. The second place is shared by Nathan Astle, Ricky Ponting and Salman Butt - with five centuries each against India.
Jayasuriya, with 2812 runs at an average of 37.00, including seven hundreds and 14 fifties, in 85 matches is the leading run-getter against India. The next two in terms of run-aggregate against India are Inzamam-ul-Haq (2403) and Saeed Anwar (2002).
Jayasuriya has 68 fifties to his credit in 425 innings. Jayasuriya has posted six scores in the nineties in ODIs - two each against India and Pakistan and one each against England and Bangladesh. He has been dismissed at 99 twice - once each against India (Colombo RPS on August 5, 2001) and England (Adelaide on January 17, 2003).
Thilina Kandamby (91 not out), for the second time in his career, has remained unbeaten in the 90s. Against India at Colombo RPS in January this year, he had made an unbeaten 93, his career-best score.
Jayasuriya has established a world record for most runs at one venue, aggregating 2478 at Colombo RPS in 70 matches at an average of 38.71,including four hundreds and 19 fifties, surpassing Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq's runs' tally of 2464 (ave.50.28) in 59 matches at Sharjah CA Stadium.
Rahul Dravid's 47 is his highest in eleven innings. Under Dhoni's captaincy, the said innings is his highest in ODIs. Dravid's overall record under Dhoni's captaincy is - 112 in seven innings at an average of 16.00.
Ishant Sharma (13 off 27 balls) has posted his career-best score, bettering the 8 against Sri Lanka at Karachi on July 6, 2008.
Ishant, for the first time, has faced more than 20 balls in an innings.
Rudra Pratap Singh's 19 not out is his second best score in ODIs - his highest being 23 against West Indies at Kingston on June 28, 2009.
Rudra Pratap Singh and Ishant have put on 29 for the tenth wicket, equalling India's previous highest for this wicket-position against Sri Lanka. Pragyan Ojha and Munaf Patel had made 29 at Dambulla on August 18, 2008.
Matthews (6/20) has recorded his career-best performance in ODIs. The said performance is the best by a speedster for Sri Lanka against India.
The aforesaid performance is the best by any bowler at Colombo RPS.
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