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Sixteen times and what have you got!

January 19, 2013

Nimal Sanderatne writes Sri Lankan bowlers dismiss ODI teams less than 100 runs in 16 times …. the alteration of title being a play on that song by Burl Ives !

lasi-and-nuSri Lanka has featured in 25 occasions out of 98 times that a national team was dismissed less than 100 runs in a One Day International. In its 42 year history of One Day Internationals, starting from the match between England and Australia, played at Melbourne on January 5, 1971, there were 3321 ODIs played, including the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia played in Brisbane on Friday. Out of the 25 occasions that Sri Lanka has come into the frame, Sri Lanka has dismissed her opponents for less than 100 runs 16 (sixteen) times. Sri Lankan bowlers are responsible for the three lowest ever totals recorded in ODI cricket as they have dismissed Zimbabwe (35), Canada (36) and Zimbabwe (38) below 40 runs.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka too has been dismissed for less than 100 runs on nine occasions.

I list here the 25 occasions that Sri Lanka has been involved in innings featuring totals of less than 100 runs in ODI cricket.

Sri Lanka dismissing the opponent less than 100 runs

Runs

Team

Overs

Venue Date

35

Zimbabwe

18.0

Harare 25/4/2004

36

Canada

18.4

Paarl 19/2/2003

38

Zimbabwe

15.4

SSC 12/08/2001

54

India

26.3

Sharjah 29/10/2000

67

Zimbabwe

31.0

Harare 22/11/2008

73

New   Zealand

26.3

Auckland 01/06/2007

74

Australia

26.4

Brisbane 18/1/2013

75

Pakistan

22.5

Lahore 24/1/2009

76

Bangladesh

30.1

SSC 08/05/2002

77

Ireland

27.4

St.   George’s 18/4/2007

78

Bermuda

24.4

Port of   Spain 15/3/2007

78

India

24.1

Kanpur 24/12/1986

80

West   Indies

30.4

Mumbai 14/10/2006

80

Zimbabwe

28.2

Dhaka 01/12/2009

86

Netherlands

29.3

RPS 16/9/2002

88

England

46.1

Dambulla 18/11/2003

Sri Lanka being dismissed for less than 100 runs

Runs

Team

Overs

Venue Date

43

by   South Africa

20.1

Paarl 01/11/2012

55

by West   Indies

28.3

Sharjah 12/03/1986

78

by   Pakistan

16.5

Sharjah 17/4/2002

86

by West   Indies

37.2

Manchester 06/07/1975

91

by   Australia

35.5

Adelaide 28/1/1985

96

by   India

41.0

Sharjah 04/08/1984

98

by   India

39.0

Sharjah 11/09/1998

98

by   South Africa

34.0

RPS 09/02/1993

99

by   England

33.3

Perth 29/1/1999
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