England will look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI match at Pallekele on Wednesday. First game was abandoned due to rain and in the second game England beat Sri Lanka by 31 runs and are leading by 1-0 in the five match series.
England have been unbeaten in bilateral ODI series for more than two years and they shouldn't have any problems against a depleted Sri Lankan side. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will have to secure a win at any cost to stay alive in this series. They have been poor in all the three departments of game for the last two years and things are not looking good for them at present.
All the major stats and facts as Sri Lanka take on England in the third ODI match in Pallekele :
1. Head to Head in ODIs -
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24 - Lasith Malinga has taken 24 wickets at an average of 25.04 in 14 ODIs he has played at Pallekele - the most by any bowler in the world.
59 - Joe Root needs 59 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka - he will be the first English batsman to score 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka.
74 - Upul Tharanga needs 74 more runs to become the eighth Sri Lankan player to achieve the 7000 ODI runs milestone.
159 - Joe Root's ODI batting average at Pallekele. He has scored 159 runs in 2 ODIs he has played at this venue with one hundred and fifty each.
4896 - Runs Joe Root has scored in ODIs so far and needs 104 more runs to become the 4th English player to achieve the milestone of 5000 ODI runs.