History stacked in favour of India


STATS CORNER – The final of 10th World Cup will be played between two co-hosts, India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Saturday. This final day/night match will be the 129th between the two teams in limited overs cricket and eighth in the World Cup.
India have a good record against Sri Lanka in previous matches. They have won 67 and lost 50 in 128 previous encounters between the two sides. As many as 11 matches did not produce any result. India also have good record against the Islanders at home. They have won 28, lost 11 and abandoned three in 42 matches played against Sri Lanka in India.
The record is even in matches played at Wankhede Stadium, the venue of the final. Both team have won one match each in two matches. Sri Lanka have won two, lost four and abandoned one in seven previous matches played against India at in World Cup. The Islanders also have a good record against India in ‘day/night matches’. They have won 29, lost 20 and abandoned five in 51 matches played under lights.
In the last 10 matches, India have won four while Sri Lanka achieved victories in six encounters.
Highest innings totals: India 414-7 in 50 overs at Rajkot 15-12-2009, Sri Lanka: 411-8 in 50 overs at Rajkot 15-12-2009
Lowest innings totals: India 54 in 26.3 overs at Sharjah 29-10-2000, Sri Lanka 96 in 41 overs at Sharjah 08-04-1984
Highest match aggregate: 825 runs for 15 wickets in 100 overs at Rajkot 15-12-2009
Lowest match aggregate: 193 runs for 11 wickets in 62.4 overs at Sharjah 08-04-1984
Highest individual scores: India 183 Saurav Gaunguly at Taunton 26-05-1999, 183* Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Jaipur 31-10-2005, Sri Lanka 189 Sanath Jayasuriya at Sharjah 29-10-2000
Best bowling performances: India 6-59 Ashish Nehra at Colombo (R.P) 09-08-2005, Sri Lanka 7-30 Muralitharan at Sharjah 29-10-2000
Highest margins of victory: India 10 wickets at Sharjah 08-04-1984, 183 runs at Johannesburg 10-03-2003. Sri Lanka 245 runs at Sharjah 29-10-2000, 9 wickets at Colombo (RP) 28-06-1996
Narrowest margins of victory: India One run at Colombo (RP) 25-07-1993, two wickets at Colombo (SSC) 25-08-1985, two wickets at Adelaide 19-02-2008, Sri Lanka 2 runs at Colombo (RP) 17-08-1997, 3 wickets at Sharjah 25-04-1990, 3 wickets at Dambulla 30-07-2005, 3 wickets at Nagpur 18-12-2009, (RP)- R. Premadasa Stadium (SSC)-Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.