India tour of Sri Lanka: India’s record at R Premadasa Stadium, stats, highest total

India tour of Sri Lanka: All the numbers from Team India's previous outings at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo; Shikhar Dhawan

India tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan led Team India are all set to kick off their limited-overs series against Sri Lanka this weekend. The tour kicks off with three ODIs, all set to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. The T20 series, which kicks off a week later will also be hosted at the iconic venue, and here’s a look at how Team India have traditionally performed at the venue.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Team India have an even record when it comes to ODIs in played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Men in Blue have won 21 off their 43 games at the venue, while registering 15 wins against Sri Lanka, of the 33 games played between the two sides. India have won their last five ODIs in Colombo, with their last game dating back to 2017, when Virat Kohli scored a century to complete the chase of a 239-run target.

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India tour of Sri Lanka: The R Premadasa Stadium has over the last decade or so been conducive for batting, with scores mostly ranging in the 250 to 320 range. Team India have the highest total recorded at the venue when they scored 375/5 during their 2017 tour. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored hundreds, while Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni added the finishing touches to the innings, which eventually resulted in a mammoth 168-run win. Team India have six 300+ scores at the venue, the most by a team.

India tour of Sri Lanka: India’s top five highest totals at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

  1. 375/5 vs Sri Lanka in 2017
  2. 363/5 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  3. 332/5 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  4. 319/5 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  5. 307/6 vs Sri Lanka in 1998

India tour of Sri Lanka: India’s top five run-getters at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo 

  1. Sachin Tendulkar: 27 matches, 1096 runs, Average: 47.65, 100s: 4, 50s: 5
  2. Sourav Ganguly: 23 matches, 779 runs, average: 41.00 100s: 3, 50s: 3
  3. Yuvraj Singh: 25 matches, 725 runs, average: 36.25, 100s: 2, 50s: 5
  4. Virender Sehwag: 21 matches, 694 runs, average: 36.52, 100s: 2, 50s: 2
  5. Mohammad Azharuddin: 13 matches, 616 runs, average: 77.00, 100s: 1, 50s: 7

India tour of Sri Lanka: India’s highest individual scores at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

  1. Gautam Gambhir 150 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  2. Sachin Tendulkar 138 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  3. Virat Kohli 131 vs Sri Lanka in 2017
  4. Virat Kohli 128* vs Sri Lanka in 2012
  5. Sachin Tendulkar 128 vs Sri Lanka in 1998

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India tour of Sri Lanka: India’s top five wicket-takers at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo 

  1. Harbhajan Singh: 22 matches, 33 wickets, BBI: 5/56, Eco: 3.97
  2. Zaheer Khan: 21 matches, 26 wickets, BBI: 4/45, Eco: 4.66
  3. Yuvraj Singh: 25 matches, 18 wickets, BBI: 3/31, Eco: 4.72
  4. Virender Sehwag: 21 matches, 18 wickets, BBI: 3/25, Eco: 4.44
  5. Ashish Nehra: 14 matches, 18 wickets, BBI: 6/59, Eco: 5.42

India tour of Sri Lanka: India’s best bowling figures at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo 

  1. Ashish Nehra 6/59 vs Sri Lanka in 2005
  2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/42 vs Sri Lanka in 2017
  3. Harbhajan Singh 5/56 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  4. Pragyan Ojha 4/38 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  5. Zaheer Khan 4/45 vs Zimbabwe in 2002
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