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Youngest World Cup centurions for England and Sri Lanka

Stats highlights from Sri Lanka's incredibly effortless run-chase against England in Wellington

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Kumar Sangakkara slammed his fastest ODI century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara's last two innings - both hundreds - have had strike rates of more than 135, his best among his 23 centuries  •  Getty Images

2 Times a team has successfully chased a target of 300 or more in an ODI while losing less than two wickets. The only previous instance was by India against Australia in Jaipur in 2013, when they chased down 360 for the loss of one batsman.
212 The unbroken partnership between Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka's third-highest in World Cups. It's the second double-century stand for them in consecutive games: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sangakkara had added 210 against Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday.
139 Thirimanne's score, his highest in ODIs, and his fourth hundred in the format. In 10 innings against England, he averages 69.60, at a strike rate of almost 82. He has also become the youngest Sri Lankan - at 25 years and 174 days - to score a World Cup hundred.
136 Sangakkara's strike rate during his unbeaten 117 off 86 balls. It is his second-best among his 23 hundreds - the only time he made a faster 100-plus score was three days ago in Melbourne, when he scored an unbeaten 105 off 76 deliveries (strike rate 138.15).
7 Fifty-plus opening stands for Sri Lanka in 10 ODI innings in 2015. No other team has more than three 50-plus partnerships for the first wicket during this period.
91 James Anderson's bowling average in this World Cup so far. In four matches he has taken two wickets in 29 overs, conceding 6.27 runs per over.
8 Times Sri Lanka have scored 300 or more in a successful ODI chase. Only India (15) have done it more often. However, all eight of Sri Lanka's scores have come in away games (including neutral venues), while eight of India's 15 have been at home.
6-5 England's ODI record when defending a target of 300 or more in ODIs since 2010. Australia (three times), Ireland and Sri Lanka have all chased these targets down against England during this period.
4 ODI centuries for Joe Root at No. 4, all of which have come in the last year. No other England No. 4 has scored as many centuries - Allan Lamb is next with three. Overall, there have been only 13 ODI centuries at No. 4 for England.
98 The partnership between Root and James Taylor, England's highest for the fifth wicket in World Cups. The previous best for England was 89, between Mike Denness and Chris Old, in the first World Cup match ever played, in 1975 against India.
1 England batsman who's scored a World Cup century when less than 25 years old - Root. The previous youngest World Cup centurion for England was David Gower, who scored one at 26 years and 71 days, also against Sri Lanka, in 1983.
82.75 Root's average in ODIs in New Zealand - he has scored 331 runs in six innings. In Australia his average drops to 20.87 - 167 runs in eight innings.
90 Runs England scored in the last seven overs - they were 219 for 4 after 43, and finished on 309. It's their third highest in the last seven overs in ODIs since 2002. Their highest is 99, against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 2013.
15 The number of Sri Lankan bowlers who've taken 100 or more ODI wickets. Tillakaratne Dilshan became the latest to join this list. (The link only includes matches played for Sri Lanka.)

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