World Cup cricket records of India vs. Sri Lanka matches

World Cup 2011 final between India and Sri Lanka will start at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai today. Both the teams are aiming at winning the World Cup trophy for the second time. Previous records of India vs. Sri Lanka in World cup matches is in favour of Sri Lanka

So far India and Sri Lanka have clashed seven times in World Cup cricket tournament and Sri Lanka have won four times while India has defeated Sri Lankan cricket team for 2 times. One match ended without any result.

1st meet in World cup cricket: Sri Lankan team was included in the World Cup cricket squard for the first time in 1979. In that world cup match, Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs. The match was played at Old Trafford, Manchester. Sri Lanka scored 238 runs in 60 over while Indian team collapsed in 191 runs. Sri Lankan caption Duleep Mendis scored 64 runs in just 57 balls.

Sri Lanka scored 238 for 5 with Sunil Wettimuny 67, Duleep Mendis 64, Roy Dias 50. Indian bowler Mohinder Amarnath took 3 wickets for 40 runs.
India scored 191 in 54.1 overs with Dilip Vengsarkar 36, Sunil Gavaskar 26. Sri Lanka bowler Tony Opatha took 3 wickets for 31 runs.

2nd meet in World cup cricket: The match was abandoned due to rain in 1992 World Cup cricket which was scheduled at Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay

3rd meet in World cup cricket: This World Cup cricket match was played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi in 1996. In home ground, India was again beaten by Sri Lanka by six wickets.

India scored 273 runs in which Sachin Tendulkar contributed 137 runs. Sri Lanka crossed the score with 6 wickets in hand. The main architect of this huge win for Sri Lanka was Sanath Jayasuriya.

India scored 271 for 3 wickets from 50 overs with Sachin Tendulkar 137, Md Azharuddin 72, Sanjay Manjrekar 32.
Sri Lanka scored 272 for 4 wickets from 48.4 overs. S Jayasuriya scored 79 and Hasan Tillakaratne scored unbeaten 70. Anil Kumble took 2 wickets for 39 runs.

4rth meet in World cup cricket: This quarter final match of World Cup cricket 1996 was played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Sri Lanka won the match by default.

Kolkata crowd behaved rudely over poor situation of Indian team. Match referee Clive Llyod awarded the match to Sri Lanka. This day is a black day in West Bengal cricket history. After this incidence Eden Garden was banned for several years for hosting international cricket.

Sri Lanka scored 251 for 8 wickets with Arvinda de Silva 66, Roshan Mahanama 58, and Arjuna Ranatunga 35. Javagal Srinath took 3 wickets for 34 runs.
India scored 120 for 8 wickets from 34.1 overs before the match came to an premature end. Sachin Tendulkar scored 65 runs. Sanath Jayasuriya took 3 wickets for 12 runs.

5th meet in World cup cricket: This world Cup cricket match was played at County Ground, Taunton in 1999 and India the match by 157 runs.

A record 318-run partnership between Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in the second fetched the first victory of India against Sri Lanka in World Cup cricket.

Sourav Ganguly scored 183 and Rahul Dravid scored 145 runs.
India scored 373 for 6 wickets and Sri Lanka were all out at 216 in 42.3 overs. Arvinda de Silva scored 56 runs and Arjuna Ranatunga scored 42. Indian all rounder Robin Singh took 5 Sri Lankan wickets for 31 runs.

6th meet in World cup cricket: This World Cup cricket match was played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in 2003. The match ended with a huge 183 run victory of India. India scored 292 and Sri Lankan side were all out at 109 runs.

India scored 292 runs for 6 wickets with Sachin Tendulkar 97, Virender Sehwag 66 and Sourav Ganguly 48. Muthiah Muralitharan took 3 wickets for 46 runs.
Sri Lanka were all out at 109 in 23 overs. Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra both took 4 wickets each.

7th meet in World cup cricket: This World Cup cricket match was played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad in 2007 and Sri Lanka won the match by 69 run.

Sri Lanka scored 254 for 6 wickets with Upul Tharanga 64 and Chamara Silva 59.
In response India were all out at 185 in 43.3 overs. Rahul Dravid scored 60 runs.

Muthiah Muralitharan took 3 wickets for 41 runs.

ODI Records: Both the teams have played for 128 times against each other so far and India has 67 times and Sri Lanka 50 times. No result in 11 matches.


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