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Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1985

Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1985
Sri Lanka
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
Result 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).


  • Test Series 1
    • 1st Test 1.1
    • 2nd Test 1.2
    • 3rd Test 1.3

Test Series

1st Test

30 Aug-4 Sep 1985
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
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
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
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