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Australia v Sri Lanka: The Stats

A look at some of the stats before the match between Australia and Sri Lanka

Australia v Sri Lanka: The Stats - Cricket News
Mahela Jayawardena needs 62 runs to join the 11,000-run club.
Australia and Sri Lanka have met 89 times in ODI cricket with Australia winning 55 matches and Sri Lanka 30 with four no-results.

They have met just once in the ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka winning by seven wickets at Colombo in 2002, thanks to three wickets from Muttiah Muralitharan and 51 from Marvan Atapattu.

Australia won the tournament in 2006 and 2009. Sri Lanka was joint-winner in 2002.

Lie of the Land
Australia has played 12 ODIs at The Oval with eight wins and four defeats. Sri Lanka has played seven games at the venue with three wins and four defeats.

Seven day ODIs have been played at the ground. Four have been won batting first and three batting second.

In those seven matches, two captains won the toss and chose to bat and five chose to bowl.

The average first innings score is 255.

Recent ODI form
Australia has played 12 ODIs in 2013, winning seven and losing three with two no-results. It had a no-result with New Zealand at Edgbaston in its second match, having lost to England by 48 runs at Edgbaston first time out.

Sri Lanka has played ten ODIs in 2013, winning four and losing four with two no-results. It beat England by seven wickets at The Oval last time out, having lost to New Zealand by one wicket at Cardiff in its first match.

Upcoming milestones
Mahela Jayawardena needs 62 runs to reach 11,000 in ODI cricket.

Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara will be playing their 21st ICC Champions Trophy matches, breaking Sanath Jayasuriya’s record.

Reliance ICC Rankings News
Australia needs to win in order to stay second in the Reliance ICC One-Day International Championship. Lose and it will fall to third if England beat New Zealand. No matter what the result, New Zealand will stay seventh.

Shane Watson has struggled with the bat so far, but is still Australia’s top-ranked batsman in 12th place, with Michael Clarke just behind him.

George Bailey has made a strong start to his ODI career, averaging 46 with a strike rate of 81.75 and is at a career-best 16th.

Clint McKay has only played 44 matches, but already boasts 78 wickets, good enough to be ranked sixth in the world.

Watson and Xavier Doherty are on the edge of the world’s top 30 and Mitchell Starc boasts 37 wickets in 19 ODIs – and a batting average of 40.66!

Kumar Sangakkara’s match-winning century against England has taken him to fifth place in the batting rankings with a career-best 784 points. Tillakaratne Dilshan is also in the world's top ten batsmen.

Mahela Jayawardena boasts 15 ODI centuries but has failed to convert any of his last 12 fifties into a three-figure score.

Lasith Malinga uniquely has taken three ODI hat-tricks. He is currently ranked 9th thanks to 19 wickets at 15.78 in his last nine matches, including 4-34 against New Zealand in his first match of the tournament.

Captain Angelo Mathews’s proficiency with both disciplines has seen him break into the world’s top five all-rounders, with Dilshan just one place behind him.

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