ICC Champions Trophy: England vs Sri Lanka: Statistical Highlights
London: Statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy Group A match between England and Sri Lanka here.
# Joe Root (68 off 55 balls) posted his first fifty in the ICC Champions Trophy -- his fourth in ODIs.
# Root`s strike rate of 123.63 is the third highest by an England batsman in the ICC Champions Trophy (minimum 50)
# Nuwan Kulasekara (58 not out off 38 balls) posted his highest score in the ICC Champions Trophy -- his second fifty.
# Kulasekara has recorded a fifty each vs England, Australia and New Zealand in ODIs.
# Kulasekara, for the first time, recorded a fifty in a winning cause in ODIs.
# Kumar Sangakkara`s unbeaten 134 off 135 balls is the second highest score by a wicketkeeper in the ICC Champions Trophy. Zimbabwe`s Andy Flower`s had registered an unbeaten 145 off 164 balls vs India at Colombo, RPS on September 14, 2002. Apart from Flower and Sangakkara, no other wicketkeeper has posted a century in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Sangakkara has established a record for the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan batsman in the ICC Champions Trophy, bettering the 132 off 146 balls by Avishka Gunawardene vs West Indies at Nairobi on October 4, 2000.
# Sangakkara became the first Sri Lankan player to record a century vs England in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Sangakkara`s match-winning knock is the second highest in a successful chase in the ICC Champions Trophy behind an unbeaten 136 by Australia`s Shane Watson vs England at Centurion on October 2, 2009.
# Sangakkara`s innings is his 15th century in ODIs -- his first against England. With 663 runs at an average of 41.43 in 20 matches, he is the leading run-getter for Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Sangakkara recorded his first century in ODIs in England. His unbeaten innings is the highest individual innings by any batsman against England at The Oval.
# Sangakkara got his 21st Man of the Match award in ODIs -- his second vs England.
# Sri Lanka (297 for three) posted their highest total against England in the ICC Champions Trophy. It is the highest successful chase in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# The only team to register two losing totals of 300-plus in the second innings is South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy -- 305 vs India at Cardiff on June 6, 2013 and 301 for nine vs England at Centurion on September 27, 2009.
# England (293/7) posted their highest total vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Sri Lanka`s splendid seven-wicket victory is their first in three games vs England in the ICC Champions Trophy - their 25th in 51 ODIs vs England -- success rate 49.01.
# The Oval ODI is England`s 600th -- their 18th in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Jonathan Trott (76 off 87 balls) recorded his 21st fifty in ODIs -- his first in the ICC Champions Trophy and the third vs Sri Lanka.
# Sangakkara and Jayawardene were associated in a 85-run partnership -- Sri Lanka`s highest third-wicket stand against England in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# The 110-run unbroken fourth-wicket stand between Sangakkara and Kulasekara is Sri Lanka`s highest for any wicket against England in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Three half-centuries have been registered in England`s innings and for the first time, any team has recorded four such instances in the ICC Champions Trophy. Also three fifties in an innings have been recorded vs Sri Lanka for the first time in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Shaminda Eranga (10-0-80-2) produced his worst bowling performance in ODIs.
# Alastair Cook (59 off 85 balls) recorded his first fifty in the ICC Champions Trophy. His strike rate of 69.41 is his second slowest in an innings of fifty-plus behind the 65.04 during his knock of 80 off 123 balls against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on October 10, 2007.
# Cook, as England captain, has recorded four centuries and 14 fifties in 46 innings. His third fifty vs Sri Lanka is his 17th in ODIs.
# Bell`s tally of 602 (ave.50.16) in thirteen matches, including a hundred and four fifties, is the highest in ODIs this year.
# Cook and Trott were involved in a second-wicket partnership of 83 -- England`s highest second-wicket stand vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Ravi Bopara (33 not out off 13 balls) registered a strike rate of 253.84 -- the second highest in the ICC Champions Trophy behind Shahid Afridi`s 305.55 during his unbeaten knock of 55 off 18 balls vs Netherlands at Colombo, SSC on September 21, 2002.(minimum 25 runs).
# Bopara, in the course of his innings, completed his 2000 runs in ODIs, totalling 2006 (ave.31.84) in 86 ODIs to become the 22nd batsman to accomplish the feat for England.
# Root and Trott put on 87 for the third wicket -- England`s highest vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy. The said partnership is their second highest for any wicket vs Sri Lanka behind the 94 for the fifth wicket between Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff at Southampton on September 17, 2004.
# Rangana Herath (2/46) recorded his best bowling figures vs England in ODIs apart from producing his best in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# The unbroken 39-run partnership between Bopara and Broad is England`s highest eighth-wicket stand against Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Sangakkara and Dilshan shared a second-wicket stand of 92 - Sri Lanka`s highest against England in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Dilshan (44 off 56 balls) registered his highest score in England in ODIs.