History of India vs Sri Lanka ODI Rivalry

India leads Sri Lanka 71-53 in 136 ODIs played against each other. Suffering a setback in 1979 World Cup from the minnows Sri Lanka, then an Associate Nation, India played cautiously and has won 10 times as against Lanka’s 2 win in the 15 bilateral ODI series they played till 2009/10. In 2012 16th ODI series is evenly poised between the 2011 World Cup Finalists.

Data captured before the start of India-SL ODI series, 2012
India in Sri Lanka 2012 Series Fixture and Results

History
There has been two series sweep (3-0 once for both), and three heavy wins (twice 4-1 and once 6-1) for India. Other series have been fought closely, yet SL mostly missed the winning trophy despite individual heroics.

Series Results

Year Host Winner Matches Result
1982/3 India Ind 3 3-0
1985 SL None 3 1-1
1986/7 Ind Ind 5 4-1
1990/1 Ind Ind 3 2-1
1993 SL SL 3 2-1
1993/4 Ind Ind 3 2-1
1997 SL SL 3 3-0
1997/8 Ind None 3 1-1
2005/6 Ind Ind 7 6-1
2006 SL None 3 0-0
2006/7 Ind Ind 4 2-1
2008 SL Ind 5 3-2
2008/9 SL Ind 5 4-1
2009/10 SL Ind 5 3-1
2012 SL Ind 5 4-1
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