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England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 21: Seekkuge Prasanna of Sri Lanka hits the ball for four runs during the Royal London One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on June 21, 2016 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

The 5-match ODI series between England and Sri Lanka started off with a thrilling tie in which Liam Plunkett struck a six on the final ball of the game to level the scores. Sri Lanka posted 286/9 in their 50 overs after been put to bat. They were boosted by quickfire fifty from Seekkuge Prasanna and a steady knock from captain Angelo Mathews. England collapsed to 81/6 in their chase before Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes rescued the team scoring 90s. Towards the end, Liam Plunkett hit a couple of boundaries to avoid a defeat for his side. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

2 – Seekkuge Prasanna became the 2nd player to score fifties in less than 25 balls in consecutive ODI innings. He scored 23-ball fifty vs Ireland and 24-ball fifty in this game. During 2015 CWC, Brendon McCullum scored 18-ball fifty vs England and 21-ball fifty vs Australia in consecutive innings.

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2 – For the first time two England players scored 90s in the same ODI game. Buttler got out on 93 while Woakes was unbeaten on 95.

3 – Only the 2nd time in his International career, Joe Root got out in single digits in 3 consecutive innings. He scored 2, 4, 3 in his last 3 innings. In 2015, he scored 4, 6, 0 in consecutive innings vs Pakistan.

6 – Liam Plunkett became only the 3rd player to hit six on the final ball of the match to Tie the game. Overall, he is only the 4th player to hit a boundary on final ball to tie an ODI.

16.84 – Percentage of runs Chris Woakes scored in boundaries in this game. These are the fewest for any player who has scored 60+ with a strike rate of 100 in an ODI innings.

80 – Innings taken by Chris Woakes to score his maiden List A fifty. His highest score in his previous 79 innings in this format was 49*.

93 – Runs scored by Jos Buttler in this game. He became the 2nd England wicket keeper to be dismissed in 90s in ODIs on two different occasions. Alex Stewart was the other.

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94.91 – Percentage of runs Seekkuge Prasanna scored in boundaries. These are the most by a Sri Lanka in a 50+ innings in ODIs and joint 4th most overall.

95* – Runs scored by Chris Woakes in this game. This is the highest individual score for a batsman coming in at No.8 or lower in ODIs. Previous highest was Andre Russell’s 92* while batting at No.9 vs India in 2011.

99 – Balls faced by Jos Buttler in this game, the most he has faced in an ODI innings. He faced 84 balls vs West Indies in 2014 where he fell in 90s as he got out on 99.

138 – Partnership stand between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes for the 7th wicket is now the 2nd highest stand for the 7th wicket in ODIs. Highest is 177 between Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid vs New Zealand in 2015.

138 – Partnership stand between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes for the 7th wicket. This is now the highest the 7th wicket stand in ODI after losing 6 wickets inside 100 runs. Previous highest was 126* stand between Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Chandana vs India in 2005.

204 – Runs scored by England after losing their 6 wickets. Only on two occasions more runs have been recorded. Africa XI scored 206 vs Asia XI in 2007 while England also scored 206 vs New Zealand in 2015.

210.71 – Seekkuge Prasanna’s batting strike rate in this match is the 6th best strike rate for a Sri Lankan player with 50+ in an ODI. This is also the 3rd best strike rate vs England and the 2nd highest in ODIs in England.

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286 – Runs scored by both the teams in this game. Tie with only 3 higher totals than 286 have been recorded so far in ODIs.

335 – Lowest total in a completed 50 overs innings in List A cricket at Trent Bridge since 2015 is 335. In this game, both the teams scored below 300.

1998 – England’s top 3 batsmen got out scoring less than 5 runs in this game. This is only the 2nd such instance in ODIs for England.

2009 – Last time 4 out of top 5 England batsmen got out in single digits was in 2009 vs South Africa at Johannesburg.

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