Stats Analysis

Stats - India secure their ninth successive ODI series win over Sri Lanka

All the numbers from India's lower-order's fightback in Colombo

Yuzvendra Chahal is congratulated by his team-mates, Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI, Colombo, July 20, 2021

India beat Sri Lanka for the 93rd time in ODIs, a record for any team against an opponent  •  ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

69* Deepak Chahar's score while batting at No.8 in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. Ravindra Jadeja's 77 against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in 2019 is the only higher ODI score by an Indian batting at No.8 or lower.
9* Consecutive series wins for India against Sri Lanka in ODIs. Only Pakistan against Zimbabwe (11*) and India against West Indies (10*) have won more ODI series in succession against one opponent.
84 The partnership between Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, which is now the second-highest for the eighth wicket for India in ODIs, behind the 100* between MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar against Sri Lanka in 2017.
123 Runs contributed by India's Nos.7 and below in this match. Only once have they scored more runs in an India ODI win - 129 against Zimbabwe in 2002.
2 Previous instances of India winning after needing to score 160 or more when five down in an ODI chase. They were 160 runs from their target on Tuesday at the fall of Hardik Pandya's wicket. India had needed 180 when they were five down against England in the 2002 NatWest Trophy final, and 160 when they had lost half their side against Zimbabwe in 2005.
93 ODI wins for India over Sri Lanka, the most for any team against an opponent in this format. Australia have won 92 ODIs against New Zealand, and Pakistan have also won 92 against Sri Lanka.
276 Target chased down by India in this match, their second-highest successful chase in an ODI in Sri Lanka. They chased down 287 against the hosts in 2012, also in Colombo under lights. India's 276-run chase is also the third-highest by any team in day-night ODI matches in Sri Lanka.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo