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England vs Sri Lanka- World Cup Records

 England vs Sri Lanka

  • The two cricketing nations have met 8 times in world cup matches. England has won 6 while Sri Lankan has won only 2 matches.
  • Till 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup, England cricket team had been beating Sri Lanka cricket team badly but since then there have been close matches between them.
  • The two teams met in the Quarter-final of 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup which was won by Sri Lanka by 5 wickets. Sanath Jayasuriya scored 82 runs from just 40 balls.
  • David Gower of England is the player who has scored a century in the world cup matches between these countries.
  • Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan and Nuwan Kulasekara have been the most successful bowlers from Sri Lankan side against England cricket team in the recent years. From England side, Graeme Swann and James Anderson have been successful in taking crucial wickets.
  • The two teams last met in 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, the match was won by England by six wickets.
  • Chamara Silva, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawerdene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Paul Collingwood, Ravi Bopara, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Upal Tharagana 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, 1979 and 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.

In 2011 cricket world cup Quarter Final, Sri lanka handed over England cricket team one of its worst ever defeats in the cricket world cup. Batting first, England only managed to score 229 for 6. In response to this total, Sri lanka scored 231 with 63 balls to spare. They scored the target with out the loss of even one wicket. England was handed over a defeat by the margin of 10 wickets. It was a huge defeat for England. Sri lanka proved too good for England in this match although England had a formidable squad in the tournament. Sri lanka marched in to the semi finals.

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