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History - England vs Sri Lanka

England in Sri Lanka, 1981/82
Only Test at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 17-21, 1982 - (SL 218 and 175; Eng 223 and 171/3), England won by 7 wickets
Series Result - England 1-0 (1)
Sri Lanka in England, 1984
Only Test at Lord's - Aug 23-28, 1984 - (SL 491/7d and 294/7d; Eng 370), Match drawn
Series Result - Drawn 0-0 (1)
Sri Lanka in England, 1988
Only Test at Lord's - Aug 25-30, 1988 - (SL 194 and 331; Eng 429 and 100/3), England won by 7 wickets
Series Result - England 1-0 (1)
Sri Lanka in England, 1991
Only Test at Lord's - Aug 22-27, 1991 - (Eng 282 and 364/3d; SL 224 and 285), England won by 137 runs
Series Result - England 1-0 (1)
England in Sri Lanka, 1992/93
Only Test at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 13-18, 1993 - (Eng 380 and 228; SL 469 and 142/5), Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Series Result - Sri Lanka 1-0 (1)
Sri Lanka in England, 1998
Only Test at The Oval - Aug 27-31, 1998 - (Eng 445 and 181; SL 591 and 37/0), Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Series Result - Sri Lanka 1-0 (1)
England in Sri Lanka, 2000/01
1st Test at Galle - Feb 22-26, 2001 - (SL 470/5d; Eng 253 and 189 (f/o)), Sri Lanka won by an innings and 28 runs
2nd Test at Kandy - Mar 7-11, 2001 - (SL 297 and 250; Eng 387 and 161/7), England won by 3 wickets
3rd Test at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 15-17, 2001 - (SL 241 and 81; Eng 249 and 74/6), England won by 4 wickets
Series Result - England 2-1 (3)
Sri Lanka in England, 2002
1st Test at Lord's - May 16-20, 2002 - (SL 555/8d and 42/1; Eng 275 and 529/5d (f/o)), Match drawn
2nd Test at Birmingham - May 30-Jun 2, 2002 - (SL 162 and 272; Eng 545), England won by an innings and 111 runs
3rd Test at Manchester - Jun 13-17, 2002 - (Eng 512 and 50/0; SL 253 and 308 (f/o)), England won by 10 wickets
Series Result - England 2-0 (3)
England in Sri Lanka, 2003/04
1st Test at Galle - Dec 2-6, 2003 - (SL 331 and 226; Eng 235 and 210/9), Match drawn
2nd Test at Kandy - Dec 10-14, 2003 - (SL 382 and 279/7d; Eng 294 and 285/7), Match drawn
3rd Test at Colombo (SSC) - Dec 18-21, 2003 - (Eng 265 and 148; SL 628/8d), Sri Lanka won by an innings and 215 runs
Series Result - Sri Lanka 1-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in England, 2006
1st Test at Lord's - May 11-15, 2006 - (Eng 551/6d; SL 192 and 537/9 (f/o)), Match drawn
2nd Test at Birmingham - May 25-28, 2006 - (SL 141 and 231; Eng 295 and 81/4), England won by 6 wickets
3rd Test at Nottingham - Jun 2-5, 2006 - (SL 231 and 322; Eng 229 and 190), Sri Lanka won by 134 runs
Series Result - Drawn 1-1 (3)
England in Sri Lanka, 2007/08
1st Test at Kandy - Dec 1-5, 2007 - (SL 188 and 442/8d; Eng 281 and 261), Sri Lanka won by 88 runs
2nd Test at Colombo (SSC) - Dec 9-13, 2007 - (Eng 351 and 250/3; SL 548/9d), Match drawn
3rd Test at Galle - Dec 18-22, 2007 - (SL 499/8d; Eng 81 and 251/6 (f/o)), Match drawn
Series Result - Sri Lanka 1-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in England, 2011
1st Test at Cardiff - May 26-30, 2011 - (SL 400 and 82; Eng 496/5d), England won by an innings and 14 runs
2nd Test at Lord's - Jun 3-7, 2011 - (Eng 486 and 335/7d; SL 479 and 127/3), Match drawn
3rd Test at Southampton - Jun 16-20, 2011 - (SL 184 and 334/5; Eng 377/8d), Match drawn
Series Result - England 1-0 (3)
England in Sri Lanka, 2011/12
1st Test at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012 - (SL 318 and 214; Eng 193 and 264), Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
2nd Test at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012 - (SL 275 and 278; Eng 460 and 97/2), England won by 8 wickets
Series Result - Drawn 1-1 (2)
Sri Lanka in England, 2014
1st Investec Test at Lord's - Jun 12-16, 2014 - (Eng 575/9d and 267/8d; SL 453 and 201/9), Match drawn
2nd Investec Test at Leeds - Jun 20-24, 2014 - (SL 257 and 457; Eng 365 and 249), Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
Series Result - Sri Lanka 1-0 (2)
Sri Lanka in England, 2016
1st Investec Test at Leeds - May 19-23, 2016 - (Eng 298; SL 91 and 119 (f/o)), England won by an innings and 88 runs
2nd Investec Test at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31, 2016 - (Eng 498/9d and 80/1); SL 101 and 475 (f/o)), England won by 9 wickets
3rd Investec Test at Lord's - Jun 9-13, 2016 (Eng 416 and 233/7d; SL 288 and 78/1), Match drawn
Series Result - England 2-0 (3)
England in Sri Lanka, 2018/19
1st Test at Galle - Nov 06-9; England won by 211 runs (Eng 342 and 322/6d; SL 203 and 250)
2nd Test at Pallekele - Nov 14-18; England won by 57 runs (Eng 290 and 346; SL 336 and 243)
3rd Test at Colombo (SSC) - Nov 23-26; England won by 42 runs (Eng 336 and 230; SL 240 and 284)
Series Result - England 3-0 (3)

England v Sri Lanka Test head to head (since 1982)

S# Season Venue Total England Sri Lanka Drawn
1. 1981/82 Sri Lanka 1 1 - -
2. 1984 England 1 - - 1
3. 1988 England 1 1 - -
4. 1991 England 1 1 - -
5. 1992/93 Sri Lanka 1 - 1 -
6. 1998 England 1 - 1 -
7. 2000/01 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 -
8. 2002 England 3 2 - 1
9. 2003/04 Sri Lanka 3 - 1 2
10. 2006 England 3 1 1 1
11. 2007/08 Sri Lanka 3 - 1 2
12. 2011 England 3 1 - 2
13. 2011/12 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 -
14. 2014 England 2 - 1 1
15. 2016 England 3 2 - 1
16. 2018/19 Sri Lanka 3 3 - -
  Total 34 15 8 11

Sri Lanka v England One day International head to head

Total: 74
Sri Lanka won: 35
England won: 36
NR: 2
Tied: 1
First game: 1st ODI; England won by 5 runs at SSC, Colombo on 13 February 1982
Last game: 5th ODI; Sri Lanka won by 219 runs at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 23 October 2018

England vs Sri Lanka Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) head to head:

Total: 9
England won: 5
Sri Lanka won: 4
First match: Only T20I; Sri Lanka won by 2 runs at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on 15 June 2006
Last match: Only T20; England won by 30 runs R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 27 October 2018

Last Update: Nov 26, 2018
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