There have been only ten day-night games at this venue and Sri Lanka achieved the highest successful chase, overhauling India’s 225 in 1997. The highest score by a team batting second under lights is 250. The chasing team has won four out of ten games under lights though.
The hot summer has transformed the nature of the pitch from the one on which Sri Lanka beat New Zealand. It’s a dry surface and the curator Sudhir Naik was quoted in Times of India as saying that 260-270 will be an excellent score batting first.