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India vs Sri Lanka- World Cup Records

 India Vs Sri Lanka

  • The two cricketing nations have met 7 times in world cup matches; Sri Lanka has won 4, India 2 while 1 match was washed away due to rain.
  • Sri Lankan cricket team scored a big upset when they defeated India cricket team in the 1979 Cricket World Cup by 47 runs.
  • The two teams met in the semi-final of 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka won the match by default by the match referee due improper behavior of Indian crowd.
  • Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid have scored a century apiece but there has been no century from the Sri Lankan side.
  • Indian bowler Javagal Srinath is the leading wicket-taker with 8 wickets in 4 matches while Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan has took 7 wickets against India in 4 matches.
  • Indian star batsmen Sachin Tendulkar has scored 301 runs in 5 world cup matches against Sri Lankan.
  • Chamara Silva, Harbhajan Singh, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawerdene, Muttiah Muralitharan, MS Dhoni, Munaf Patel, Sachin Tendulkar, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Upal Tharagana, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan are the players who played in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup match involving these teams.
  • The teams have not played any world cup match against each other in the world cups of 1975, 1983 and 1987 ICC Cricket World Cup.

In the final match of cricket world cup 2011, India proved to be stronger than Sri lanka. Batting first Sri lanka scored 274 runs in 50 overs at the loss of 6 wickets. Considering that Sri lanka had some good bowlers in the side including Lasith Malinga, it was expected to be a total which they can defend. Also, when India started batting, their top order collapsed under pressure. However, India had a very long batting line up and they pulled themselves together once again. M. S. Dhoni played truly like a captain and took his team home. India won the world cup and the winning shot was by M. S. Dhoni, the captain.

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