India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Thiruvananthapuram Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Greenfield International Stadium

Updated on: Jan 15, 2023 8:59 am IST

  • India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI

    India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: The Indian men are set to face Sri Lanka on Sunday (January 15) at 1:30 PM (IST). It’s the third and final match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and will be played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

    India, earlier, won the second ODI of the series in Kolkata. The hosts have already clinched the series, as they lead the series 2-0. However, Rohit Sharma and co. wouldn’t mind another dominant performance at home.

    On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to do their best. The visitors in the first as well as the second game, couldn’t get over the line. They are already behind 0-2 in the bilateral series and will be aiming to avoid a whitewash.

    As India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more from Thiruvananthapuram.

    India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Thiruvananthapuram Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Greenfield International Stadium

    It seems like a bowling pitch at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram to say and is better suited for both, the pacers.

    The venue has hosted several low-scoring encounters. Based on the last five ODIs played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 104 and the average first innings score varied around the same. Almost all the toss winners opted to bat first. However, almost all the sides bowling first won the games.

    Until now, Greenfield International Stadium has hosted only one ODI. That only match was played between India and West Indies, back in November 2018. The derby was conquered by the Indian team by nine wickets.

    KL Rahul, and Kuldeep Yadav aid India to seal the series in Kolkata

    Besides, in the second game at the Eden Gardens, on January 12, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 215 runs. The visitors couldn’t stay in the crease for long except Nuwanidu Fernando, one of the opening batters. Fernando scored a fifty with six boundaries. And, in the meantime, India’s Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav both, captured three wickets each.

    While chasing then, the Indian top order struggled to perform well. In the end, India’s new number five, KL Rahul, and the vice-captain Hardik Pandya’s partnership of 75 runs helped. Rahul himself scored an unbeaten knock of 64 runs with six fours and guided India to a victory over Sri Lanka by four wickets.

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