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Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI 1982 Article

Read the article of Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI 1982 - England tour of Sri Lanka 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between England and Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo in 14th February 1982.


An brilliant career-best unbeaten 86 from Sidath Wettimuny and Debutant Arjuna Ranatunga's debut 42 before Ashantha de Silva holds nerve as Sri Lanka registered their historic first ODI win against England by a thrilling 3-runs, despite a century stand between openers Graham Gooch - Geoff Cook and square the two-match series with 1-1 in a historic game of the second ODI.

Match Stats :
  • This is the Sri Lanka's first ODI win against England in the 2nd ODI meeting between these sides.
  • This is the Sri Lanka's first-ever ODI win at their home venue.
  • 109 : Graham Gooch and Geoff Cook set up the record first-wicket partnership for England against Sri Lanka in One-day international, previously held by the 55-run stand between these same pair in this series' opening ODI and the England's sixth highest opening stand in ODIs.

Chasing a 216 victory target, England needed six off the final over and they had three wickets in hand.

Five dramatic deliveries after they were all out for 212 and the whole of Sri Lankan celebrates their historic first-ever One-day international victory since being elected a full ICC member last summer.

Sri Lanka scored 215-7 in 45 overs with top scorer by Sidath Wettimuny cracked a career-best unbeaten 86 off 109-balls.

Debutant Arjuna Ranatunga - who scored 42 off 53-balls on his debut ODI match - including a boundary and Roy Dias scored 26 off 36-balls included 4-fours.

England best bowler by Ian Botham, John Lever both took 2-wickets and one for Derek Underwood.

England scored 212 for all-out in 44.5 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch struck 74 off 85-balls including 9-fours & a six.

Keith Fletcher cracked a 38 off 48-balls including three boundaries, Geoff Cook scored 32 off consuming 81-balls included a boundary and Mike Gatting hit 18 off 13-balls including one-six & a four.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ashantha de Mel, Ajit de Silva both took 2-wickets and one for Bandula Warnapua - Somachandra De Silva.

Sidath Wettimuny named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best unbeaten 86-runs knocked off facing 109-balls including eight boundaries.