The IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 final will be played at R Premadasa Stadium. The sample size for this stadium’s records is large as cricket has been played on this ground for almost 40 years. So, let’s delve into the statistics and records of R Premadasa Stadium ahead of the India vs Sri Lanka match on September 17 in Colombo.
R Premadasa Stadium Records
A total of 160 matches have been played at R Premadasa Stadium over 37 years (1986-2023). In these matches, the average score in the first inning is 233.
Although 233 runs are considered a low score, the team that batted first won 88 matches thanks to the bowler-friendly surface in Colombo.
The highest score posted here is 375/5 by India in 2017 against local team Sri Lanka. By contrast, the lowest total published here is 86, for the Netherlands in 2002.
The best individual batting score achieved is 169 runs by Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in 2013. Similarly, the best bowling figures recorded here are 6-0-20-6 by Angelo Mathews in 2009.
The most successful run chase here came in 2022, when Sri Lanka chased down a target of 292 runs with 6 wickets in hand and nine balls to spare.