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Stats Analysis

Stats - Lasith Malinga joins McGrath, Murali and Akram

England, meanwhile, don't have history on their side against their next three opponents at this World Cup

Shiva Jayaraman
21-Jun-2019
Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of James Vince with his teammates, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019

Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of James Vince with his teammates  •  Getty Images

1 Number of wins Sri Lanka had managed in their last 12 ODIs against the teams in this World Cup. That win, too, had come against Afghanistan earlier in this World Cup, after they were bowled out for just 201. Their previous win against any of the top teams was against England, in Colombo, in October last year. England's earlier loss in the tournament had come against Pakistan, another team who had not been fancied to beat them, having lost 11 straight ODIs before that match.
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1999 The last time England beat Sri Lanka in a World Cup match, at Lord's. Since then their record against Sri Lanka has been 0-4. Until the 1999 World Cup, England had won six of the seven meetings between the teams at the World Cup.
1 Other England losses in ODIs while chasing targets of 275 or less since the 2015 World Cup. That solitary defeat came against Bangladesh, in Dhaka, when they were chasing 239 and were bowled out for 204. This was only their second loss in 24 such matches since the last World Cup.
0 Other England losses while chasing targets of 275 or less at home in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup. This was their first such loss in 13 such matches.
51 Wickets in the World Cup for Lasith Malinga, who played a stellar role in Sri Lanka's win with a haul of 4 for 43. He became just the fourth bowler to take 50 or more wickets in the World Cup. Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan and Wasim Akram are the others to achieve this distinction. Click here for a list of the top wicket-takers at the World Cup.
0 Number of World Cup matches England have won against their next three opponents - Australia, New Zealand and India - in the last 27 years. Their last such win came against Australia at the SCG in the 1992 World Cup. Since then, they have played these teams on 10 occasions and lost three times against Australia, four times against New Zealand, and twice against India. One other match against India in the 2011 World Cup ended in a tie. Their last win against India in the World Cup was in 1992, and against New Zealand in 1983.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo @shiva_cricinfo