Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1985

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Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1985
  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Flag of India.svg
  Sri Lanka India
Dates 25 August–22 September 1985
Captains Duleep Mendis Kapil Dev
Test series
Result Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Duleep Mendis (310) Mohinder Amarnath (216)
Most wickets Rumesh Ratnayake (20) Chetan Sharma (14)
One Day International series
Results 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Roy Dias (119) Dilip Vengsarkar (194)
Most wickets Rumesh Ratnayake (4) Chetan Sharma (5)
Player of the series Dilip Vengsarkar (Ind)

The Indian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 25 August to 22 September 1985. The tour consisted of three Test matches and three One Day Internationals (ODIs). Sri Lanka won the second Test of the series, their first win in the format after 14 attempts.[1]

Test Series

1st Test

30 Aug-4 Sep 1985
scorecard
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218 (97.2 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 51
Ashantha de Mel 5/64 (28 overs)
347 (144.4 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 111
Kapil Dev 3/74 (30.4 overs)
251 (119.3 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 98
Rumesh Ratnayake 6/85 (41 overs)
61/4 (8 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 21
Kapil Dev 2/36 (4 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

2nd Test

6–11 September 1985
scorecard
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385 (156.3 overs)
Amal Silva 111
Chetan Sharma 5/118 (33 overs)
244 (95.1 overs)
K Srikkanth 64
Rumesh Ratnayake 4/76 (25.1 overs)
206/3 d. (53 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 75
Ravi Shastri 1/41 (13 overs)
198 (66.2 overs)
Kapil Dev 78
Rumesh Ratnayake 5/49 (23.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 149 runs
P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: S Ponnadurai, PW Vidanagamage
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

3rd Test

14–19 September 1985
scorecard
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249 (84.3 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 62
Saliya Ahangama 5/52 (24 overs)
198 (63.3 overs)
Duleep Mendis 53
Maninder Singh 4/31 (12.3 overs)
325/5 d. (84 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 116
Saliya Ahangama 3/72 (27 overs)
307/7 (102 overs)
Duleep Mendis 124
Chetan Sharma 3/65 (20 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

References

  1. ^ "The original Indian hero". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
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