It was an exciting finish to the 1st ODI played between Sri Lanka and England. It was quite justifiable that the match ended in a tie as both the teams looked equally good. While the fans witnessed an epic battle between the bat and ball, there were a few records which got tumbled as well.
Here are 5 records from the game which you might not know.
Chris Woakes 95 is the highest score by a number 8 in ODIs: England number 8 bat hit 95 (not out) on Tuesday against Sri Lanka to register the highest score by number 8 batsman in ODIs. The previous best was held by Andre Russell who had hit 92 (not out) against India at Antigua in 2011.
4th highest total in an ODI ending in a tie: This is the 4th highest total scored by teams which ended in a tie. The highest one being the 340 runs total in the England- New Zealand game in 2008. India’s tied game with England in 2011 ODI world cup in Bangalore comes at second place when both the teams scored 338 runs each. While India – New Zealand game in Auckland saw the third highest total of 314 runs ending in a tie.
3rd time that an ODI is tied with a last-ball six: When Liam Plunkett hit Nuwan Pradeep off the last of the match for a six, he became only the 3rd player in history do so. Earlier than him, this feat had been achieved by Pakistan’s Asif Mujtaba and Ireland’s Micheal Rippon.
Mathews’ 73 is his highest score against England in ODIs: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews hit a gritty fifty in the first ODI against England in a losing cause. His 73 which came off 109 balls became his highest score against the England team in ODIs.
Second highest 7th-wicket partnership for England: Jos Butler and Chris Woakes added 138 runs for the 7th wicket on Tuesday. This is the second highest stand for 7th wicket for England. The highest partnership is that of 177 runs and Jos Buttler again was involved in that stand with Adil Rashid.