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Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017 – Head to head stats in ODI cricket

Sri Lanka have come close to Pakistan in the bilateral fixtures while the green team won everything in the ICC events.

Akila Dananjaya Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

After a historic win in the Test series, Sri Lanka will now look forward to the 5-match ODI series against Pakistan eyeing their maiden ODI series win in the UAE as well against the home team. Pakistan v Sri Lanka is one of the most frequent battle in the ODI format with the Pakistani side holding a clear upper hand over the Island nation. However, in the last few years, Sri Lanka have come close to Pakistan in the bilateral fixtures while the green team won everything in the ICC events.

Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs – Results summary:

Both the teams faced off in 18 ODI bilateral series’ with Sri Lanka winning only six but three of those came in the last six series were won alternatively by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the Lankans are yet to taste a series win in the UAE as they lost in all the six they have played against Pakistan. After ending the streak in Test series, Sri Lanka will want to repeat that in the ODI series as well.

Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs – Bilateral series summary:

Only two 350+ scores have been recorded in Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODIs with Pakistan’s 371 way back in 1997 being the highest when Shahid Afridi scored the then fastest ODI century in just 37 balls while Sri Lanka’s highest of 368 was scored during their home series in 2015. Pakistan’s total of 75 in 2009 is the lowest in Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs with Sri Lanka’s lowest being 78 in 2002.

Highest totals in Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs:

Lowest totals in Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs:

Individual records:

The Sri Lankan stalwarts Sanath Jayasuriya and Muttiah Muralitharan bag the top spots in the individual lists with 2517 runs and 96 wickets respectively. Inzamam-ul-Haq with 2265 runs and Wasim Akram’s 92 wickets top the list for Pakistan in ODIs against Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya is also the 4th leading wicket-taker in the rivalry as the left-handed all-rounder picked up 71 ODI wickets against Pakistan.

Leading run-getters in Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs:

Leading wicket-takers in Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs:

(Stats as on October 12, 2017)

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