Biggest margins of victories in IND-SL T20Is

The Indian team are hosting Sri Lanka in three-match T20I series which began on January 3. India’s recent performances against Sri Lanka across formats have been impressive and much better in T20Is. India’s biggest-ever T20I scored of 260 runs also came against Sri Lanka. So, let’s take a look at the three biggest victories by a margin of runs in T20Is between India and Sri Lanka.

3) 78 runs – India (January 2020)

India recorded their third-largest win over Sri Lanka in T20Is at Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune in January 2020. India posted a big 201/6 total in the third T20I during Sri Lanka’s tour to India. KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan smashed fifties in the and captain Virat Kohli scored crucial 26 runs off 17 balls for India while Lakshan Sandakan took three wickets. While chasing, Sri Lanka’s innings collapsed to just 123 runs with all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva scoring the highest 57 runs off 36 balls and Navdeep Saini taking three wickets for India. 

2) 88 runs – India (December 2017)

India’s second-largest win against Sri Lanka in T20Is came in Indore during Sri Lanka’s tour to India in December 2017. Rohit Sharma smashed 118 runs off 43 balls and KL Rahul contributed with 89 runs to help India post a big total of 260/5, India’s biggest score in T20Is. Then star spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took seven wickets combined to bowl out Sri Lanka on 172 runs despite Kusal Perera scoring the highest 77 runs off just 37 balls.

1) 93 runs – India (December 2017)

India’s biggest win against Sri Lanka in T20Is came just two days before scoring their highest total in T20Is. KL Rahul scored 61 runs off 38 balls and MS Dhoni smashed 39* off 22 balls to help India score 180/3 while batting first in Cuttack. Then while defending, star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets and pace all-rounder Hardik Pandya grabbed three to bowl out Sri Lanka at just 87 runs in 16 overs to record a 93-run win.