A country of only 20 Million people, Sri Lankan cricket is flourishing ever since they won the 1996 World Cup and, from that same 96 WC onwards, Lankans have started to challenge Indians after losing consistently previously.
Today, we look at important records in India vs Sri Lanka one day internationals and you'll find more of Lankan records are made in recent times..
Highest score = 189 by Sanath Jaysuriya (161b, 21x4, 4x6) at Sharjah, 29 Oct 2000. India's best individual score vs Srilanka is by MS Dhoni = 183* from 145 balls with 15 fours and 10 sixes at Jaipur.
Highest total = 373/6 by India at Taunton in 1999 World cup in England. Lanka's best total vs India is 320/8 at Premadasa stadium in Colombo.
Best Bowling = 7 wkts for 30 runs in 10 overs by Muthiah Muralitharan. Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews and Ashish Nehra have 6 wickets each in one Ind v SL ODI.
Highest Partnership = 318 between Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid at Taunton. Srilankan best is 226 by Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene at Sharjah on 27 Oct 2000.
Lowest Total = 54 allout by India at Sharjah in a triseries final back in year 2000. India's 78/10 and then 96/10 by Sri Lanka are other smallest totals in one day matches between two countries.
Victories : Smallest & Lowest = 1 run win for India at Colombo, defending 213, is the lowest win margin while India once won an ODI vs Srilanka by 2 wkts at Sinhalese stadium in 1985. 245 run victory for Srilanka at Sharjah in 2000 is biggest in India vs Srilanka ODIs.
Short Interesting/important Ind v SL ODI records :-
**13 ODI series in total, India have won 8 times, Sri Lanka twice and 3 draws. Note that Srilanka have not beaten India in an ODI series since 1997.
**Most Runs in Ind v SL ODIs belongs to Sanath Jayasuriya = 2848 runs from 86 ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar has 2749 runs vs Srilanka from 74 games.
**Tendulkar has most hundreds vs Srilanka = 8. Jayasuriya has 7 tons vs India.
**MS Dhoni holds the record of most runs in an ODI series between India and Srilanka = 346 runs that he made from 7 games of that 2005 series in India.
**Muthaih Muralitharan has most wickets in Ind v SL ODIs = 74. Chaminda Vaas has 70 while Indian record is held by Ajit Agarkar for his 49 Lankan scalps.
**Robin Singh is the only bowler to take two 5 wkt hauls in Ind v SL onedayers.
**Ajantha Mendis holds record of most wickets in a ODI series between India and Sri Lanka = 13 that he took from 5 games when Indians toured Srilanka in 2008.
**MS Dhoni holds the wicket keeping record of most victims = 43 from 34 games. Kumar Sangakkara has effected 36 dismissals from his 46 ODIs against India.
**Sanath Jayasuriya has played most number of India vs Sri Lanka one day internationals = 86.