Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI Stats Review – Ishan Kishan creates new records, Shikhar Dhawan’s milestones and more stats
Ishan Kishan became the first Indian player to hit fifty on both ODI and T20I debuts.
Updated - Jul 18, 2021 10:39 pm
India have registered a magnificent win in the first ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The hosts set a target of 263 runs for the Indian team which was achieved in only 36.4 overs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan, debutant Ishan Kishan and opener Prithvi Shaw played fine knocks to held the visitors secure an easy win. Prithvi Shaw was adjudged as the player of the match for his quickfire knock of 43 runs off 24 balls.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India:
80 – India won this match with 80 balls remaining, which is the joint-most for the team in a 250+ ODI chase. The other victory also came against Sri Lanka in 2012.
7 – This match ended Sri Lanka’s winning streak in ODIs at home. Before this match, they won seven consecutive ODIs at home.
6000 – Shikhar Dhawan completed 6000 ODI runs in this match. He took 140 innings to reach the milestone making him the fourth-fastest after Hashim Amla (123), Virat Kohli (136) and Kane Williamson (139).
10000 – The Indian skipper also completed 10000 runs in international cricket. He is the fifth Indian player to complete 10000 runs as an opener across formats.
1 – Ishan Kishan became the first Indian player to hit fifty on both ODI and T20I debuts. He earlier slammed half-century in his T20I debut against England. Overall he is only the second player in the World along with Rassie van der Dussen to achieve this landmark.
1 – The Indian wicketkeeper completed his fifty in only 33 balls. This is the second-fastest fifty for a player on ODI debut. Krunal Pandya who hit a half-century in 26 balls in his ODI debut against England earlier this year is at the top spot.
2 – Ishan Kishan became the second Indian wicketkeeper to hit a fifty on his ODI debut. Saba Karim was the first to achieve the feat with his fifty against South Africa in 1997.
1– Shikhar Dhawan completed 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka in this match. He is the quickest to reach the landmark in terms of innings taken.
1 – At the age of 35 years and 225 days, Shikhar Dhawan became the oldest Indian cricketer on ODI captaincy debut. Before him, Mohinder Amarnath made his ODI captaincy debut at the age of 34 Years and 37 days against Pakistan in 1984.
2018 – The last time India played an ODI without Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma was in Asia Cup 2018.
2015 – The last time India played an ODI without Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in the XI was against Zimbabwe in 2015.
142 – Shikhar Dhawan made his ODI captaincy debut after playing 142 games in the format. Only Anil Kumble (217), and Rohit Sharma (171) played more games before leading India for the first time in ODIs.
2 – Shikhar Dhawan became the fifth Indian player to hit fifty on his ODI captaincy debut. His score of 86 is second-highest in this regard, with Sachin Tendulkar on the first spot with a 110-run knock against Sri Lanka in 1996.
2019 – India played with both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in an ODI after a long time. The last such instance was against England in World Cup 2019.