Sri Lankans chasing its 1st Cricket World Cup win v Pakistan

Sri Lankans chasing its 1st Cricket World Cup win v Pakistan
Sixth-ranked Pakistan and ninth-ranked Sri Lanka each have one win and one (heavy) defeat so far in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. (Reuters)
Updated 07 June 2019

Sri Lankans chasing its 1st Cricket World Cup win v Pakistan

Sri Lankans chasing its 1st Cricket World Cup win v Pakistan
  • Pakistan has a record winning streak against Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cups
  • After heavily losing to West Indies, Pakistan beat pre-tournament favorite England in last match

LONDON: Sri Lanka gets a chance Friday to do something it has never done before at any Cricket World Cup: Beat Pakistan.
The teams meet at the County Cricket Ground in Bristol in the only game on Day 9 of the tournament.
Pakistan has won all seven completed World Cup games against Sri Lanka, and has a 90-58 ODI win-loss overall record against the Sri Lankans with one tie.
Sixth-ranked Pakistan and ninth-ranked Sri Lanka each have one win and one (heavy) defeat so far in the 2019 edition of the World Cup, and both are likely to face a common threat on Friday — potentially heavy rain and thunderstorms in southwestern England.
Sri Lanka, the 1996 champion, beat Afghanistan in a rain-hit game to rebound after a 10-wicket thrashing by New Zealand. Kusal Perera is set to open again for Sri Lanka after hitting 78 against Afghanistan.
Pakistan, the 1992 champion, ended a run of 11 straight losses in one-day internationals with a 14-run win over top-ranked England at Trent Bridge on Monday. The win over pre-tournament favorite England was a dramatic turnaround from Pakistan’s heavy opening loss to West Indies.