SL v ENG 2018 : First ODI - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Dambulla.

Captain Eoin Morgan played 92 runs match winning knock against Sri Lanka in Dambulla (photo - AAP)

England beat Sri Lanka by 31 runs (by DLS mathod) in the second ODI game at Dambulla and took a lead of 1-0 in the five-match ODI series. After being put into bat first, England had a poor start and lost Jason Roy for a duck in the first over but Joe Root (71) and Eoin Morgan (92) helped England to post a good total of 278/9 on the board. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga took 5 wickets for 44 runs.

In the chase Sri Lanka also had a terrible start and lost 4 wickets for just 31 runs. Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera and Dananjaya de Silva tried to bring back their team in the game and when they were looking good rain came down heavily and eventually match had to be called off. Sri Lanka suffered yet another loss in ODI cricket. 

All the major stats and facts from from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Dambulla :

1 - Jonny Bairstow is the first batsman to score 1000 runs in ODIs in 2018. He has scored 1021 runs at an average of 48.61 in 21 innings this year with 4 hundreds.

Most ODI runs in 2018 -

Jonny Bairstow - 1021

Joe Root - 896

Jason Roy - 804

Shikhar Dhawan - 785

8 -  Sri Lanka has lost eight of their last ten ODIs in Dambulla with two no results and their last ODI win at this venue came against Pakistan in August 2014.

8 - Number of five-wicket hauls Lasith Malinga has taken in ODI cricket - the fifth most in the world.

Most 5 wickets haul in ODI cricket -

Waqar Younis (Pakistan) - 13

Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) - 10

Brett Lee (Australia) - 9

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) - 9

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) - 8

Glenn McGrath (Australia) - 7

151 - Number of sixes Eoin Morgan has hit in ODIs for England - the first English batsman to hit 150 sixes in ODI cricket.

Most sixes for England in ODI cricket -

Eoin Morgan - 151

Jos Buttler - 93

Andrew Flintoff - 92

Kevin Pietersen - 76

2013 - Runs Jonny Bairstow has scored in ODIs so far - he became the 27th English player to achieve this feat and third fastest in terms of innings (49) after Kevin Pietersen (45) and Jonathan Trott (47). 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 14 Oct, 2018

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