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Cricket World Cup Records: Kenya vs Sri Lankan cricket teams


  • The two sides have played three matches against each other in world cups. Kenya has won one while Sri Lanka two.
  • Sri Lanka has the 3nd highest score in an ODI match against Kenya when they scored 398/5 in a group match against Kenyan cricket team in 1996 Cricket World Cup.
  • Sri Lankan legend cricketers Arvinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga crossed 5000th runs in that match, first two Sri Lankans to do this. Arvinda de Silva played an innings of 145 runs.
  • Although Sri Lanka defeated Kenya in the group matches of 1996 and 1999 cricket world cups but Kenya came hard in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup when they bowled out Sri Lanka for 157 runs. Kenya bowler Collins Obuya took 5/24 in 10 overs and Kenya won that match by 53 runs.
  • Though Kenyan cricket team is considered minnows of cricket but Sri Lankan cricket team has never managed to all out Kenya in a world cup match.
  • Sri Lankan star bowler Muttiah Muralitharan has his best bowling figures in world cup against Kenya. He took 4/28 in 10 overs in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • The two teams have not faced each other in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.

In 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Sri Lankan completely victimized Kenyan team by bowling them all out at the score of 142. Sri Lankan cricket team won the match by 9 wickets.

In general, Sri lankan team is very aggressive and is now included in the best teams of the world. Kenya is still to get its Test playing status. Although Kenya cricket team tried to put up a good fight, they were no match for Srilanka, So far in the world cup cricket contests, Kenya cricket team has never managed to beat Sri lankan cricket team. Having said that, the improvement that Kenya cricket team has shown over time cannot be denied. Soon they can become a serious threat to other teams in world cup cricket.

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