5 Years and 5 days ago, the last Sri Lanka-India Test was concluded on 7 Aug, 2010 at Colombo. It was the 13th bilateral series between India and Sri Lanka with 6 in favour of India and 4 in Sri Lanka’s favour while 3 were drawn. The two countries have played 35 matches with India winning 14, Sri Lanka 6 and 15 drawn. The last Test series between these two Asian countries was played in July-August 2010. The series yielded 4094 runs in 3 matches, which is the 5th highest aggregate for a 3-match test series in history. Interestingly, in the list, India is a permanent entry in the top 6 series. The list is given below.3-match Test series with most runs (aggregate) No.Series/TourRuns Aggregate1.India in England, 199046402Pakistan in India, 2004/0543363.Sri Lanka in India, 2009/1041664.India in Pakistan, 2005/0641385.India in Sri Lanka, 201040946.Pakistan in India, 2007/0840362 50-Overs World Cups and 2 World T20 Cups have been played since india and Sri Lanka faced each other in a test match and thus many things from that series are likely to be forgotten by now. In this article, we will be looking at some important innings, numbers and facts from the previous series between these two nations, starting with the players in current squad who were part of that series as well.
#1 Centuries had a 11-member team
3 Matches, 11 Centuries- 4th Joint most for any 3-match Test series in history. Hundreds came in torrents and inundated almost every innings. Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara and Virender Sehwag, each had two 100 plus scores in the series, while Sachin Tendulkar, Mahela Jayawardena, Suresh Raina, Thilan Samaraweera and VVS Laxman had 1 hundred each to their names.