Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head to head stats and records ODI 2023

Ahead of the Asian derby in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, let’s have a look at Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head to head stats and records.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head to head stats and records ODI 2023
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Pakistan began their World Cup campaign with a victory against the Netherlands. It was an expected win for the men in green but there were some hiccups along the way. Sri Lanka on the other hand started their World Cup with a defeat against South Africa.

Batting first, sixties from Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel, and contributions from Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan saw Pakistan post 286 runs. In reply, the Netherlands were always behind the rate and kept losing wickets at regular intervals, despite fifties from Vikramjit Singh and Baas de Leede. Pakistan won by 81 runs eventually.

Pakistan vs Netherlands result: Highlights, scorecard and man of the match 

Sri Lanka was buried under the pile of runs posted by South Africa as Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram all picked up tons to help South Africa to 428/5, the highest ever in a World Cup game. In reply, Sri Lanka fought valiantly, as Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka scored firing half-centuries.

It wasn’t enough though as the Lankan Lions could only score 326 runs before being bowled out for 326 in 44.5 overs, losing the game by 102 runs. 

Before the clash between the two sides, here is a look at Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head to head records and top performers in this fixture. 

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats

The two Asian heavyweights have faced in 156 games, where Pakistan have won 92 games. Sri Lanka has claimed victory in 59 matches, with 4 matches ending without a result and 1 match ending as a tie.

Matches played156
Pakistan won92
Sri Lanka won59
No results4

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head to head player records and stats (ODI)

ODI Batting Records

Most Runs

Sanath Jayasuriya is the highest run-scorer in this fixture. The Matara hurricane scored 2517 runs against Pakistan in 79 innings.

Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)2517
Aravinda de Silva (SL)2319
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)2265
Saeed Anwar (PAK)2198
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)1903

Highest Individual scores

Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)140*
Tilakratne Dilshan (SL)137*
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)134*
Aravinda de Silva (SL)134
Danushka Gunathilaka (SL)133

Highest average (Minimum 10 innings)

Babar Azam (PAK)58.33
Javed Miandad (PAK)54.33
Azhar Ali (PAK)46.80
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)46.71
Imran Khan (PAK)45.42

Most Centuries

BatterNo.of centuries
Saeed Anwar (PAK)7
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)4
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)4
Marvan Atapattu (SL)3
Babar Azam (PAK)3

Most Sixes

BatterNo.of sixes
Shahid Afridi (PAK)63
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)53
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)39
Wasim Akram (PAK)29
Aravinda de Silva (SL)29

ODI Bowling records

Most wickets

Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka matches, with 96 wickets in 63 innings. He averaged 25.25 and had an economy rate of 4.13 against the Pakistanis in the ODIs.

Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)96
Wasim Akram (PAK)92
Waqar Younis (PAK)84
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)71
Shahid Afridi (PAK)67

Best bowling figures

Waqar Younis (PAK)6/26
Thisara Perera (SL)6/44
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)5/17
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)5/23
Azhar Mahmood (SL)5/28

Best bowling averages (Min 10 innings)

Abdul Qadir (PAK)16.60
Wasim Akram (PAK)20.96
Sajeewa de Silva (SL)22.47
Saeed Ajmal (PAK)23.44
Champaka Ramanayake (SL)24.17

ODI wicket-keeping records

Most dismissals (overall)

Wicket-keeperNo.of dismissals
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)62
Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL)54
Moin Khan (PAK)47
Rashid Latif (PAK)39
Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)35

Most dismissals (in a single match)

Wicket-keeperNo.of dismissals
Hashan Thilakarathne (SL)5
Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL)5
Rashid Latif (PAK)5
Zulqarnain (PAK)4
Moin Khan (PAK)4 (Twice)

ODI fielding records

Most catches (overall)

FielderNo.of catches
Roshan Mahanama (SL)32
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)31
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)30
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)24
Aravinda de Silva (SL)21

Most catches (in one innings)

FielderNo.of catches
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)4
Imran Khan (PAK)3
Roshan Mahanama (SL)3
Ijaz Ahmed (PAK)3
Ruwan Kalpage (SL)3

Individual ODI records

Most matches

PlayerNo.of matches
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)82
Aravinda de Silva (SL)75
Shahid Afridi (PAK)72
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)67
Arjuna Ranatunga (SL)67

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: What happened in the last meeting?

The last time these two sides met, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in a curtailed 42-over match in the Asia Cup. Batting first Pakistan scored 252/7 in 42 overs, courtesy of a wonderful 86 off 73 by Mohammad Rizwan. 

In reply, Sri Lanka won a last-ball thriller with Kusal Mendis scoring an 87-ball 91 and Charith Asalanka guiding the Lankan Lions home with an unbeaten 49 off 47 balls. 

Match date: 14th September 2023

Venue: RPS Colombo

Result: Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (DLS method)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka last match scorecard


Abdullah Shafiquec Pramod Madushan b Pathirana52 (69)
Fakhar Zamanb Pramod Madushan4 (11)
Babar Azam (c)st †Mendis b Wellalage29 (35)
Mohammad Rizwan †not out86 (73)
Mohammad Harisc & b Pathirana3 (9)
Mohammad Nawazb Theekshana12 (12)
Iftikhar Ahmedc Shanaka b Pathirana47 (40)
Shadab Khanc †Mendis b Pramod Madushan3 (3)
Shaheen Shah Afridinot out1 (1)
Extraslb 1, nb 1, w 13
42 Ov (RR: 6.00)

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissankac & b Shadab Khan29 (44)
Kusal Pererarun out (Shadab Khan)17 (8)
Kusal Mendis †c Mohammad Haris b Iftikhar Ahmed91 (87)
Sadeera Samarawickramast †Mohammad Rizwan b Iftikhar Ahmed48 (51)
Charith Asalankanot out49 (47)
Dasun Shanaka (c)c Mohammad Nawaz b Shaheen Shah Afridi2 (4)
Dhananjaya de Silvac Mohammad Wasim b Shaheen Shah Afridi5 (7)
Dunith Wellalagec †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi0 (1)
Pramod Madushanrun out (†Mohammad Rizwan/Zaman Khan)1 (3)
Matheesha Pathirananot out0 (0)
Extrasb 1, lb 4, w 5
42 Ov (RR: 6.00)

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