Sri Lanka who fielded a very inexperienced side today due to suspension of three cricketers has been beltered by a world class team like England. Though in the second innings Sri Lankan bowlers were making life difficult for England batsman but Joe Root’s brilliant knock helped England cross through the line convincingly. Earlier, brilliant spell by Chris Woakes (4/18) had put Sri Lanka on the backfoot and other than Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga none of the other players made a significant contribution.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from this game
5: Chris Woakes bowled 5 maiden overs against Sri Lanka today.
Most maiden overs bowled by an England bowler in a 50-over ODI game:
James Anderson – 6 vs Pak, 2003
Derek Pringle – 5 vs Pak, 1992
Chris Woakes – 5 vs SL, 2021
Note: Before days ODI matches had 60 and 55 overs per team (only 50 over matches have been taken in consideration)
200: With 3 debutants in the game for Sri Lanka now 200 players have represented Sri Lanka in ODIs with Praveen Jayawickrama being the 200th ODI cap for the Sri Lankan team.
6000: Joe Root completed 6000 runs in his ODI career
Fastest to 6000 runs in ODIs (innings-wise):
Hashim Amla – 123 innings
Virat Kohli – 136 innings
Kane Williamson – 139 innings
Joe Root – 141 innings
Viv Richards – 141 innings
37: Post WC 2015, 37 players have made their ODI debut for Sri Lanka and that remains to be the highest for any team.
Most players to debut for a team in ODIs post 2015 WC:
Sri Lanka – 37
West Indies – 36
Pakistan – 31
427: Sri Lanka has lost 427 matches now in ODI cricket overall and that is joint-most losses in ODI history.
50: Joe Root smashed his 50th fifty-plus score in ODIs today.
Most fifty-plus scores for Eng in ODIs:
Eoin Morgan – 54
Joe Root – 50
Ian Bell – 39