Top 10 Matches Sri Lanka Lost by 1 or 2 Runs
Know about the top 10 matches that Sri Lanka has lost to other teams by a margin of 1 or 2 runs at the maximum. Know more about the stats.
The Sri Lankan team now holds the dubious distinction of having the most ODI losses of any group. There has been a total of 875 games played by the island nation, with 434 defeats. This little nation has a victory percentage of 47.84. After the retirement of Sri Lankan greats like Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, and Kumar Sangakkara, the side fell from grace in ODIs, despite having dominated the format from 1990 to 2011. All true heroes who can pull them out of this dire strait have yet to be found. Under Arjuna Ranatunga’s captaincy, Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996.
A team is said to have “won” a game when they score more runs than the other team by the end of the game, and the other team has no more innings to play. Generally speaking, a team is considered to have “won” a game when they score more runs than their opponent, whereas a team that scores fewer runs is deemed to have “lost” the game. However, there have been a few occasions where the Sri Lanka Cricket Team has lost heartbreakingly tight games.
This Article Discusses the Top Ten Matches the Sri Lankan Team Narrowly Lost:
Match 1: Sri Lanka vs India-Sri Lanka lost by 1 Run – Played on 25 July 1993 (ODI) At Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Match 2: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand- Sri Lanka lost by 2 Runs- Played on 18 April 1994 (ODI) at Sharjah.
Match 3: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe- Sri Lanka lost by 2 Runs- Played on 5 November 1994 (ODI) Harare.
Match 4: Sri Lanka vs India- Sri Lanka lost by 3 runs- Played on 15 December 2009 (ODI) at Rajkot Stadium.
Match 5: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh- Sri Lanka lost by a Run- Played on 10 March 2018 (T20) at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Match 6: Sri Lanka vs England- Sri Lanka lost by three runs- Played on 5 November 2022(T20) at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Match 7: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand – Sri Lanka lost by three runs- Played on 2 September 2009 (T20) at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Match 8: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan- Sri Lanka lost by 3 Runs- Played on 12 March 1982(ODI)) at National Stadium, Karachi.
Match 9: Sri Lanka vs India- Sri Lanka lost by 1 Run- Played on 11 January 1987(ODI) at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.
Match 10: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan- Sri Lanka lost by 1 Run- Played on 22 July 2015(ODI) at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Although ‘The Lions’ have displayed their potential in several fights, there are several more intriguing and stunning matches in which they have been defeated. The Sri Lankan cricket team has been a strong adversary for as long as anybody can remember, and they have continuously given fascinating contests for their passionate fans.