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Cup of facts: Sri Lanka

cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2007 16:27 IST
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Sri Lanka have played 517 one-day games, won 233, lost 261 and tied 3, while 20 have been abandoned.

In World Cups, they have played 46 matches, won 17, lost 27, tied 1 and 1 was abandoned.

They won the 1996 World Cup, beating Australia by 7 wickets in the final at Lahore.

Were the first team to win the Cup batting second, and the first host nation to become champions (joint hosts with India and Pakistan).

Their worst performance was in 1987, when they lost all six of their matches.

They hold the record for the highest total in a World Cup innings — 398 for 5 against Kenya in 1996 at Kandy.

Were semifinalists in the previous edition in South Africa, losing to Australia by 48 runs.