India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Here’s a Look at Some Stats Ahead of The Series Decider

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India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Here’s a Look at Some Stats Ahead of The Series Decider

Shikhar Dhawan needs 62 more runs to reach the 4,000-run mark. By doing so he will become the 15th Indian.

New Delhi: The India vs Sri Lanka three-match One-Day International (ODI) is currently levelled at one each as both teams battle it out in the third and final match at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam today.

Sri Lanka took an early lead in this short series after winning the opening ODI at Dharamshala. India were bundled out for just 112 runs and then Sri Lanka chased the total with seven wickets in hand. 

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However, in the second ODI, led by Rohit Sharma’s record double century India posted mammoth 392/4. The home side eventually won the match by 141 runs and levelled the series. Rohit who is captaining the side for the first time will be hoping for a series win.

Meanwhile, here’s a look at some numbers ahead of the third and final ODI:

# Sri Lanka are yet to win a bilateral series in India. They have not also won a bilateral series against a Test-playing nation away from home since 2014.

# Out of six matches played at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, India have lost only one. The defeat came against West Indies in 2013.

# India have not lost a series at home since the defeat to South Africa in October 2015.

# MS Dhoni is 102 runs away from the 10,000-run mark in ODIs. He is set to become the fourth Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid) and 12th cricketer overall to reach the milestone.

# If Rohit scores a hundred he will overtake Virat Kohli as the batsman with most centuries in ODIs in 2017.

# Shikhar Dhawan needs 62 more runs to reach the 4,000-run mark. By doing so he will become the 15th Indian.

# Rohit and Dhawan have been involved in 12 hundred-run opening stands. If they manage to put up another century partnership for the first wicket, the duo will go past Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth place. Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly (21), Adam Gilchrist-Matthew Hayden (16), and Gordon Greenidge-Desmond Haynes (15) lead the list.