England v Sri Lanka / Records / One-Day Internationals / Smallest victories (including ties)

By runs
Winner Margin Target Ground Match Date Scorecard
Sri Lanka 2 runs 236 North Sound 4 Apr 2007 ODI # 2563
Sri Lanka 3 runs 216 Colombo (SSC) 14 Feb 1982 ODI # 146
England 5 runs 212 Colombo (SSC) 13 Feb 1982 ODI # 145
Sri Lanka 7 runs 301 Lord's 31 May 2014 ODI # 3495
Sri Lanka 11 runs 182 Sydney 3 Feb 1999 ODI # 1400
England 16 runs 269 Manchester 9 Jul 2011 ODI # 3170
England 19 runs 280 Adelaide 17 Jan 2003 ODI # 1937
Sri Lanka 20 runs 258 Lord's 17 Jun 2006 ODI # 2384
Sri Lanka 23 runs 230 Manchester 7 Jul 2002 ODI # 1853
Sri Lanka 31 runs 285 Sydney 13 Jan 2003 ODI # 1934
Sri Lanka 32 runs 203 Colombo (RPS) 10 Mar 1993 ODI # 815
Sri Lanka 33 runs 319 Manchester 28 Jun 2006 ODI # 2388
England 36 runs 248 Lord's 16 Aug 1998 ODI # 1346
England 43 runs 293 Brisbane 17 Dec 2002 ODI # 1922
England 44 runs 294 Nottingham 27 Jun 2002 ODI # 1847
Sri Lanka 46 runs 320 The Oval 20 Jun 2006 ODI # 2385
England 47 runs 334 Taunton 11 Jun 1983 ODI # 201
England 49 runs 145 Southampton 17 Sep 2004 ODI # 2177
England 65 runs 235 Dambulla 4 Oct 2007 ODI # 2624
Sri Lanka 66 runs 227 Colombo (RPS) 25 Mar 2001 ODI # 1695
Sri Lanka 69 runs 310 Leeds 1 Jul 2011 ODI # 3167
England 81 runs 226 The Oval 22 May 2014 ODI # 3492
England 95 runs 259 Perth 20 Dec 2002 ODI # 1924
England 106 runs 281 Ballarat 9 Mar 1992 ODI # 736
Sri Lanka 107 runs 212 Colombo (RPS) 13 Oct 2007 ODI # 2630
England 108 runs 267 Peshawar 17 Oct 1987 ODI # 460
England 110 runs 232 The Oval 28 Jun 2011 ODI # 3165
Sri Lanka 119 runs 270 Dambulla 1 Oct 2007 ODI # 2622
England 128 runs 228 Perth 29 Jan 1999 ODI # 1396
Sri Lanka 157 runs 257 Chester-le-Street 25 May 2014 ODI # 3493
By wickets
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Ground Match Date Scorecard
Sri Lanka 1 wicket 2 303 49.4 Adelaide 23 Jan 1999 ODI # 1391
England 2 wickets 7 164 46.5 Dambulla 7 Oct 2007 ODI # 2626
England 3 wickets 4 241 31.2 Leeds 2 Jul 2002 ODI # 1850
England 4 wickets 3 208 49.3 Brisbane 11 Jan 1999 ODI # 1380
England 5 wickets 14 243 52.4 The Oval 4 Sep 1988 ODI # 521
England 5 wickets 8 194 48.4 Delhi 15 Oct 1989 ODI # 571
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 56 236 40.4 Faisalabad 9 Mar 1996 ODI # 1077
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 17 257 47.1 Lord's 20 Aug 1998 ODI # 1348
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 55 144 40.5 Dambulla 23 Mar 2001 ODI # 1694
England 5 wickets 19 212 46.5 Colombo (RPS) 10 Oct 2007 ODI # 2628
England 6 wickets 30 213 45.0 Johannesburg 25 Sep 2009 ODI # 2896
Sri Lanka 6 wickets 10 247 48.2 Lord's 3 Jul 2011 ODI # 3168
Sri Lanka 6 wickets 10 220 48.2 Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
England 7 wickets 28 187 45.2 Melbourne 19 Jan 1999 ODI # 1388
Sri Lanka 7 wickets 17 294 47.1 The Oval 13 Jun 2013 ODI # 3370
England 8 wickets 52 219 41.2 Pune 30 Oct 1987 ODI # 472
Sri Lanka 8 wickets 88 181 35.2 Moratuwa 20 Mar 1993 ODI # 818
England 8 wickets 19 205 46.5 Lord's 14 May 1999 ODI # 1443
Sri Lanka 8 wickets 46 262 42.2 Chester-le-Street 24 Jun 2006 ODI # 2386
Sri Lanka 8 wickets 75 322 37.3 Leeds 1 Jul 2006 ODI # 2389
England 9 wickets 215 137 24.1 Leeds 20 Jun 1983 ODI # 217
Sri Lanka 10 wickets 97 166 33.5 Colombo (SSC) 27 Mar 2001 ODI # 1697
Sri Lanka 10 wickets 217 89 13.5 Dambulla 18 Nov 2003 ODI # 2063
Sri Lanka 10 wickets 63 230 39.3 Colombo (RPS) 26 Mar 2011 ODI # 3145
England 10 wickets 145 171 23.5 Nottingham 6 Jul 2011 ODI # 3169
England 10 wickets 227 68 12.1 Manchester 28 May 2014 ODI # 3494
By balls remaining in the second innings
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Max Ground Match Date Scorecard
Sri Lanka 1 wicket 2 303 49.4 50.0 Adelaide 23 Jan 1999 ODI # 1391
England 4 wickets 3 208 49.3 50.0 Brisbane 11 Jan 1999 ODI # 1380
England 3 wickets 4 241 31.2 32.0 Leeds 2 Jul 2002 ODI # 1850
England 2 wickets 7 164 46.5 48.0 Dambulla 7 Oct 2007 ODI # 2626
England 5 wickets 8 194 48.4 50.0 Delhi 15 Oct 1989 ODI # 571
Sri Lanka 6 wickets 10 247 48.2 50.0 Lord's 3 Jul 2011 ODI # 3168
Sri Lanka 6 wickets 10 220 48.2 50.0 Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
England 5 wickets 14 243 52.4 55.0 The Oval 4 Sep 1988 ODI # 521
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 17 257 47.1 50.0 Lord's 20 Aug 1998 ODI # 1348
Sri Lanka 7 wickets 17 294 47.1 50.0 The Oval 13 Jun 2013 ODI # 3370
England 8 wickets 19 205 46.5 50.0 Lord's 14 May 1999 ODI # 1443
England 5 wickets 19 212 46.5 50.0 Colombo (RPS) 10 Oct 2007 ODI # 2628
England 7 wickets 28 187 45.2 50.0 Melbourne 19 Jan 1999 ODI # 1388
England 6 wickets 30 213 45.0 50.0 Johannesburg 25 Sep 2009 ODI # 2896
Sri Lanka 8 wickets 46 262 42.2 50.0 Chester-le-Street 24 Jun 2006 ODI # 2386
England 8 wickets 52 219 41.2 50.0 Pune 30 Oct 1987 ODI # 472
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 55 144 40.5 50.0 Dambulla 23 Mar 2001 ODI # 1694
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 56 236 40.4 50.0 Faisalabad 9 Mar 1996 ODI # 1077
Sri Lanka 10 wickets 63 230 39.3 50.0 Colombo (RPS) 26 Mar 2011 ODI # 3145
Sri Lanka 8 wickets 75 322 37.3 50.0 Leeds 1 Jul 2006 ODI # 2389
Sri Lanka 8 wickets 88 181 35.2 50.0 Moratuwa 20 Mar 1993 ODI # 818
Sri Lanka 10 wickets 97 166 33.5 50.0 Colombo (SSC) 27 Mar 2001 ODI # 1697
England 10 wickets 145 171 23.5 48.0 Nottingham 6 Jul 2011 ODI # 3169
England 9 wickets 215 137 24.1 60.0 Leeds 20 Jun 1983 ODI # 217
Sri Lanka 10 wickets 217 89 13.5 50.0 Dambulla 18 Nov 2003 ODI # 2063
England 10 wickets 227 68 12.1 50.0 Manchester 28 May 2014 ODI # 3494
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, 5th ODI, Jun 3, 2014 [ODI # 3496]
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, 4th ODI, May 31, 2014 [ODI # 3495]
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, 3rd ODI, May 28, 2014 [ODI # 3494]
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