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
v
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
v
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
v
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

One Day Internationals (ODIs)

The series was drawn 1-1 with one no result.

1st ODI

25 August 1985
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
241/6 (45 overs)
v
 India
242/8 (44.3 overs)
RL Dias 80 (67)
C Sharma 3/50 (9 overs)
DB Vengsarkar 89 (82)
RJ Ratnayake 2/35 (9 overs)
India won by 2 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: HC Felsinger and PW Vidanagamage
Player of the match: RL Dias (SL)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • G Sharma (IND) made his ODI debut.

2nd ODI

21 September 1985
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
171/5 (28 overs)
v
 India
157/4 (28 overs)
RS Madugalle 50* (39)
RJ Shastri 1/22 (6 overs)
DB Vengsarkar 50 (46)
VB John 2/26 (6 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 14 runs
P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: BC Cooray and KT Francis
Player of the match: RS Madugalle (SL)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced before play started from 45 to 28 overs per side.

3rd ODI

22 September 1985
Scorecard
India 
194/6 (40 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
32/4 (9.2 overs)
DB Vengsarkar 55 (55)
RJ Ratnayake 2/41 (7 overs)
LRD Mendis 14* (22)
C Sharma 2/11 (4.2 overs)
No result
P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: DCC Perera and KT Ponnambalam
Player of the match: DB Vengsarkar (IND)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced before play started from 45 to 40 overs per side.
  • Sri Lanka’s target was reduced 72 runs in 15 overs.

References

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