Bangalore, Jul 24: Team India's disappointing outing at Hambantota is not their lowest total against Sri Lanka, it is one of their lowest scores in Sri Lanka.
Team India registered its lowest total in One day internationals against Sri Lanka in 2000 played at Sharjah wherein they played 26.3 over before being bundled out for 54.
Though the scenario looked similar when India were reeling at 60/5 against Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI at Hambantota (24 July 2012), it wouldn't have been the lowest though, but their least score against Lanka in Lanka has been 103 in Colombo (29 Aug 2008) and Dambulla (22 Aug 2010).
Here is a look at India's lowest scores against Sri Lanka.
* 54, Sharjah (29 Oct 2000)
* 78, Kanpur (24 Dec 1986)
* 103, Dambulla (22 Aug 2010)
* 103, Colombo (29 Aug 2008)
* 136, Margao (8 Dec 1990)
* 146, Dambulla (18 Aug 2008)
Indian cricket team's performance in the second one day international against Sri Lanka shows how the team peak performance can lead to a downfall, to form an sine wave, showing the team's performance which is inconsistent.
With this current performance, India could easily win over their opponents, but this poses to be the effect of India's three month break from international cricket as they lost early wickets and succumbed under pressure as the in-form Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli were dismissed cheaply.
In the last five outings, India has won 2 and lost 1 and won the next two internationals, which shows the consistency in winning matches.
A break can cause havoc even to World Champions, but they can come back with a bang anytime, that doesn't mean that they are consistent!