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2019 World Cup: Historical summary of all India vs Sri Lanka encounters in the ICC event

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
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830   //    09 Feb 2019, 17:39 IST

MS Dhoni & Kumar Sangakkara with the World Cup trophy ahead of the 2011 final
MS Dhoni & Kumar Sangakkara with the World Cup trophy ahead of the 2011 final

India's last group match in the 2019 World Cup will be against Sri Lanka. These two teams have met each other eight times in the tournament with Sri Lanka leading India 4-3 head to head and one match being abandoned due to rain.

Last time both these teams met each other in the World Cup was during the final of the 2011 edition in Mumbai. In that game, India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to lift their second World Cup trophy.

Let us now take a look at the key statistics from all meetings between India and Sri Lanka at the World Cup.

All Results

1979 - Sri Lanka won by 47 runs. Duleep Mendis was named the Player of the Match.

1992 - No result. The match was abandoned due to rain.

1996 - First Match: Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets. Sanath Jayasuriya was named the Player of the Match.

1996 - Second Match (Semi-Final): Sri Lanka was awarded the match due to crowd trouble. Aravinda de Silva was named the Player of the Match.

1999 - India won by 157 runs. Sourav Ganguly was named the Player of the Match.

2003 - India won by 183 runs. Javagal Srinath was named the Player of the Match.

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2007 - Sri Lanka won by 69 runs. Muttiah Muralitharan was named the Player of the Match.

2011 - Final: India won by 6 wickets. MS Dhoni was named the Player of the Match.

Batting performances

373/6 by India at the 1999 World Cup is the highest team total in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

109 all out by Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup is the lowest team total in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

319 runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar is the most by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

183 by Sourav Ganguly in the 1999 World Cup is the highest individual score by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

centuries have been scored in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup. These have been hit by Sachin Tendulkar (137 in 1996), Sourav Ganguly (183 in 1999), Rahul Dravid (145 in 1999) and Mahela Jayawardene (103 in 2011).

17 half-centuries have been made in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

2 half-centuries scored by Sachin Tendulkar & Aravinda de Silva each is the most number of half-centuries scored by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

Bowling performances

8 wickets taken by Javagal Srinath is the highest number of wickets taken by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

5/31 taken by Robin Singh in the 1999 World Cup is the best bowling performance by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup. It also remains the only instance of a player taking a five-wicket haul in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

Wicket-keeping performances

4 dismissals by MS Dhoni is the most by a wicket-keeper in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

3 dismissals by MS Dhoni in the 2007 World Cup is the most by a wicket-keeper in an innings in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

Fielding performances

4 catches taken by Aravinda de Silva & Mohammad Kaif each are the most by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

4 catches taken by Mohammad Kaif in the 2003 World Cup is the most by a player in India vs Sri Lanka matches at the World Cup.

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