WC 2015: Australia have beaten Sri Lanka 6 out of 9 times in WC cricket

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Sydney, March 8: Former World Cup champions Australia and Sri Lanka took on each other at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday.

World Cup Special; Match Report: Aus vs SL

The two teams have played each other eight times in the World Cup with Australia winning five of them. Sri Lanka's only victory over Australia came in the final of the 1996 edition. In the group stage match in the same edition, the Lankans got two full points against Australia after the latter refused to play on their soil owing to security reasons.

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Here is a look at the brief results of the World Cup matches played between Australia and Sri Lanka so far:

  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at Adelaide in 1992 [SL 189/9 in 50 overs, Aus 190/3 in 44 overs]
  • Australia forfeited the match to Sri Lanka at Colombo in 1996
  • Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets at Lahore in 1996 [Aus 241/7 in 40 overs, SL 245/3 in 46.2 overs]

  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by 96 runs at Centurion in 2003 [Aus 319/5 in 50 overs, SL 223 in 47.4 overs]
  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by 48 runs in D/L method at Port Elizabeth in 2003 [Aus 212/7 in 50 overs, SL 123/7 in 38.1 overs]
  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at St George's in 2007 [SL 226 in 49.4 overs, Aus 232/3 in 42.4 overs]
  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs in D/L method at Barbados in 2007 [Aus 281/4 in 38 overs, SL 215/8 in 36 overs]
  • Match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Colombo abandoned due to rain in 2011
  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs at Sydney in 2015 [Aus 376/9 in 50 overs, SL 312 in 46.2 overs]

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