R. Premadasa, Khettarama T20 records contains statistics on all T20 international matches played in Colombo as well as a list of previous T20 results at this stadium and record high and low T20 scores as well as best performances by batsmen and bowlers at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium.
T20 statistics and records at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium in Colombo are based on a good sample of matches played here with the venue having hosted 15 games during the T20 World Cup in 2012 alone including the final itself and another 7 games during the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.
In fact it was that 2018 tournament that has perhaps provided some of the best memories of T20 cricket at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium. Who can forget the fist fight that nearly broke out in Colombo at the back end of a T20 match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which the visitors ultimately won in dramatic fashion to help seal a final spot against India. Of course, the final itself, also played at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium, saw one of the most famous finishes in T20 internationals with India snatching victory courtesy of some late heroics by Dinesh Karthik.
Indeed, India’s T20 record at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium in general is very strong and they will be confident of extending that good history in Colombo with a series of matches against a Sri Lankan side whose recent T20 results have been poor and whose record at this venue over the years is also pretty damning.
R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium T20 records by team
|Teams||Games Played||Wins||Ties or N/R||Losses|
Recent T20 matches at R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium
|Teams||Year||Toss||1st innings||2nd innings||Result|
|SL vs IND||2021||SL|
|SL vs ENG||2018||SL|
|SL vs RSA||2018||RSA|
|IND vs BAN||2018||IND|
|IND 4 wkts|
|SL vs BAN||2018||BAN|
|BAN 2 wkts|
Wins batting first vs batting second T20 records at R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium
|Batting first||Batting second|
Average first innings score and winning score in T20s at R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium
Average first innings score: 158
Average first innings winning score: 164
As you can imagine the pitch at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium can be on the slower side and will turn meaning that really big T20 totals in Colombo are hard to come by. Previous T20 records at the Khettarama Stadium show that a first innings score in between 160 and 170 usually makes for an entertaining match. The above top line T20 average scores at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium were impacted by the 2012 World Cup where used pitches were in play for the later stages of the tournament pushing the average scoring towards 140.
For a more comprehensive analysis of average T20 scores at R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium , you can use our what’s a winning score prediction tool below which takes into account T20 records of all matches played in Colombo.
R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium T20 record highest score
R. Premadasa, Khettarama T20 record highest score was made by Bangladesh when they chased 215 against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.
T20 records tumbled at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium in this match as Sri Lanka batting first hit a then record highest score at this ground of 214 from their 20 overs before Bangladesh went about immediately breaking that record and in the process winning a thrilling run chase.
Pursuing such a large total, a fast start was always going to be necessary and that is precisely what Bangladesh got as both Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal teed off for the Tigers. Das was ultimately dismissed to the penultimate delivery of the powerplay for 43 runs made from just 19 balls but his knock had ensured that Bangladesh were already ahead of the rate when the field went back and they managed the chase expertly from them on in.
When needing to score at a run rate of over 10 an over sides of course require fairly regular boundaries to keep up and that is exactly what Bangladesh did in this record T20 total at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium. In fact, Bangladesh managed to hit at least a 4 or a 6 in 18 of the 20 overs with only Thisara Perera’s 2 overs in the middle period of the game able to restrict the opposition’s boundary hitting.
The experienced Mushfiqur Rahim was ultimately the star of this T20 record total hitting a composed yet explosive 72 not out from 35 deliveries including 5 x 4s and 4 x 6s as Bangladesh completed their victory with 2 balls to spare.
View the full scorecard of R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium’s record T20 score here
R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium T20 record lowest score
R. Premadasa, Khettarama T20 record lowest score is jointly held by England and Afghanistan who were both dismissed for a total of just 80 in games held in Colombo during the T20 World Cup of 2012.
The first of the records at R. Premadasa, Khettarama was set by Afghanistan who wilted under the pressure of England’s imposing total of 196 and who at one point found themselves at 26 for 8 and staring down the barrel at what would of been a record low score in T20s for a game featuring at least one Test playing nation. However, Gulbadin Naib made a valiant 42 to at least restore some pride despite the heavy defeat that ultimately occured.
Just 2 days later though, England were on the receiving end of a T20 thrashing of their own as they too disintegrated batting 2nd at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium against India. It was the spinners who did the damage for India in inflicting this record low score with England losing 7 wickets to the slower bowlers and only Craig Kieswetter able to offer any kind of resistance with his 35 runs.
R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium T20 player records and honours board
The below details T20 records at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium by batsmen and bowlers who have scored either a century or taken a 4 wicket haul.
At present no batsmen has scored a hundred in Colombo in a T20 international match with England’s Luke Wright left stranded on 99 not out in a match vs Afghanistan played during the 2012 World Cup currently holding the T20 record highest score at the R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium.
T20 4 wicket hauls at R. Premadasa, Khettarama Stadium
|Harbhajan Singh||4 for 12||South Africa||2012|
|BAW Mendis||4 for 12||West Indies||2012|
|JL Denly||4 for 19||Sri Lanka||2018|
|Mustafizur Rahman||4 for 21||Sri Lanka||2017|
|B Kumar||4 for 22||Sri Lanka||2021|
|SN Thakur||4 for 27||Sri Lanka||2018|
|DJ Bravo||4 for 28||Sri Lanka||2015|