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Sri Lanka vs England, 2018: 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during yet another rain-affected ODI in Dambulla.

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England team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka continued their poor run as England took a 1-0 lead defeating the hosts by 31 runs (DLS method) in yet another rain-affected game hosted by Dambulla. Eoin Morgan’s 91-ball 92 and Joe Root’s 83-ball 71 played a major role in England’s total of 278/9.

Lasith Malinga’s 5-wicket haul was the key in restricting the No.1 ranked ODI team to a lower total. The home team was four down for 31 and further 74/5 in 16 overs in the chase. However, Thisara Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva added 66 for the 6th wicket in just 13 overs before rain brought an end to the game.

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All the major stats and numbers recorded during yet another rain-affected ODI in Dambulla:

1Eoin Morgan is the only player to be dismissed in the 90s in an ODI by Lasith Malinga who has claimed 311 wickets in this format. On the very next ball, Malinga cleaned up Moeen Ali for a nought, the 54th ODI wicket he took by dismissing a batsman on a duck.


3 – Only the 3rd time England have defeated Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in an ODI while batting first. England batted first in 11 ODI matches vs SL in SL and lost seven of them. England won the 1982 Colombo ODI by five runs and the 2007 Dambulla by 65 runs.


4 – Malinga became only the 4th Sri Lankan to claim 500 wickets in International cricket. Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Rangana Herath are the other three Lankan players with 500+ International wickets.


8 – Number of 5-wicket hauls in ODI cricket for Lasith Malinga. Only Waqar Younis (13), Muttiah Muralitharan (10), Brett Lee (9) and Shahid Afridi (9) have taken more five-fers in this format.

The Sri Lankan pacer has taken four and more wickets in an ODI inning on 18 occasions. Only Waqar (27), Muralitharan (25), Lee (23) and Wasim Akram (23) took 4+ wickets in an ODI on more occasions.


35y 46d – Malinga is the 4th oldest pace bowler to claim a four-wicket haul in ODI cricket. He is also the oldest pacer since Wasim Akram (36y 258d) in 2003. The Pakistan left-arm pacer took 5/28 in the 2003 CWC game against Namibia.


49 – Innings Jonny Bairstow needed to complete 2000 runs in ODI cricket. He is among the top nine players to complete 2000 ODI runs in the fewest number of innings.


309 – Joe Root got out for the first time in four ODI innings after scoring 309 runs. These are the most number of runs scored by an England player between two dismissals in the ODI format. Graeme Hick scored 301 ODI runs in 1999 between two dismissals.


1021 – Jonny Bairstow became only the 6th England batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He is also the 2nd England opener to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year after Chris Broad (1047 in 1987). Bairstow is also the first player to complete 1000 ODI runs in 2018.

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