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India v Sri Lanka: The Stats

Before the second semi-final between India and Sri Lanka, here are a few stats

India v Sri Lanka: The Stats - Cricket News
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are placed at 3rd and 4th spot respectively in the ODI batting rankings.
India and Sri Lanka have met 139 times in ODI cricket with India winning 75 matches and Sri Lanka 52 with one tie and 11 no-results.

Their only ICC Champions Trophy meetings were in the twice-played 2002 final, when both matches ended in no-results and the trophy was shared.

The only previous major semi-final meeting between the sides was in ICC Cricket World Cup 1996 at Kolkata, when Sri Lanka was awarded the game after a crowd riot.  

Lie of the Land  
India has played two ODIs at Cardiff with one win and one defeat. 

Sri Lanka has played one game at the venue, losing it.

10 day ODIs have been played at the ground. Two been won batting first and six batting second with one tie and one no-result.

In those 10 matches, four captains won the toss and chose to bat and six chose to bowl. The average first innings score is 225.  

Recent ODI form  
India has won seven and lost three of its 10 ODI matches in 2013. 

It beat South Africa at Cardiff by 26 runs, the West Indies at The Oval by eight wickets and Pakistan at Edgbaston by eight wickets (D/L) to finish top of Group B. Sri Lanka has played 11 ODIs in 2013, winning five and losing four with two no-results. 

It lost to New Zealand at Cardiff by one wicket, beat England at The Oval by seven wickets and beat Australia by 20 runs at the same venue to finish second in Group A.  

Upcoming milestones  
Nuwan Kulasekara needs 13 runs to reach 1000 in ODI cricket.

If Sri Lanka wins, it will be the 13th ICC Champions Trophy victory for Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara, breaking their tie for the most with Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting.  

Reliance ICC Rankings News  
No matter what the result, India will stay on top and Sri Lanka in fifth in the Reliance ICC One-Day International Rankings.

Virat Kohli is India’s highest-ranked batsman in third place. In his last 20 matches he averages 64.31 with five centuries. 

MS Dhoni is one place behind him, with Suresh Raina in 14th.

Ravindra Jadeja became the first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the ICC Champions Trophy, against the West Indies. His last seven matches have brought him 168 runs and 18 wickets at 10.72 to move him to 4th in the world’s bowling and all-rounders tables.

R Ashwin is also in the top 15 bowlers, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is at a career-best 52nd after five inexpensive wickets in the tournament so far.

Kumar Sangakkara’s match-winning century against England has taken him to sixth place in the batting rankings with Tillakaratne Dilshan just one place behind him.

Mahela Jayawardena boasts of 15 ODI centuries but has failed to convert any of his last 13 fifties into a three-figure score.

Nuwan Kulasekara’s 3-42 against Australia has taken him back into the world’s top ten bowlers, with Lasith Malinga just behind him in 11th place thanks to 20 wickets at 18.00 in his last ten matches.

Rangana Herath has taken five wickets so far and is at a career-best 24th place.  

Captain Angelo Mathews and Dilshan are both in the top six all-rounders.

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