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CT 2017, Match 12: Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Statistical Preview

Ahead of the game, we look at some of the key numbers and records related to the game.

Angelo Matthews of Sri Lanka
Angelo Matthews of Sri Lanka celebrates as Sri Lanka beat India. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be facing off in an interesting Group B contest in the Champions Trophy 2017, which will be deciding the 4th semi-finalist. The team winning this game will be playing England in the semis unless they win by a record margin and pip India on net run rate. Both the teams are coming off from inspiring wins over the top seeded sides in their group and will look on to give their best but Sri Lanka will be playing against the fact that they have never defeated Pakistan in an ICC ODI event.

Ahead of the game, we look at some of the key numbers and records related to the game.

3 – Number of times the Pakistani unit and the Lankans have faced each other in the Champions Trophy; Pakistan won twice and Sri Lanka won once while chasing.

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3 – Number of times Pakistan and Sri Lanka faced off in ODIs on England soil; all the three were won by Pakistan. The last meeting between the two in England was way back in 1983.

10 – Number of times Pakistan and Sri Lanka have faced each other in ICC ODI events; Pakistan won 9 games while Sri Lanka won just 1.

Host Matches Pakistan Won Sri Lanka Won Tied N/R
Overall 147 84 58 1 4
Pakistan 28 12 16 0 0
Sri Lanka 41 18 20 0 3
Neutral 78 50 26 1 1

 

21.81 – Mohammad Amir’s bowling average against Sri Lanka in ODIs; his best against any side he played more than once. Amir has taken 11 wickets against them in 6 games so far and his last appearance v/s them was way back in 2010.

84 – Number of times Pakistan has defeated Sri Lanka in ODIs; the 2nd most number of wins for any team against a single opposition in this format. Australia has won 90 ODIs against New Zealand.

98 – Number of sixes Shoaib Malik has hit in ODI cricket so far. He needs to hit 2 more sixes to become the 5th Pakistani player to hit 100 sixes in ODI cricket.

250 – Pakistan-Sri Lanka game will be Shoaib Malik’s 250th ODI game if he features in the XI. Only 9 Pakistan players have made 250 ODI appearances so far.

434 – Runs scored by Azhar Ali against Sri Lanka in ODIs; the most by him against any team in this format. He averages 48.22 vs Sri Lanka and has scored 3 fifties.

878 – Runs scored by Angelo Mathews against the Green Army in ODIs; the 2nd most runs for Mathews against any side in this format. He scored those runs in 28 innings at an average of 43.9 and has scored 9 fifties against them.

1238 – Runs scored by Mohammad Hafeez against Sri Lanka in ODIs; the only player in the either squads to have scored over 1000 ODI runs in the Sri Lanka-Pakistan games.

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