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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sri Lanka Sets International Record With 398 Runs

KANDY, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka scored the highest total in one-day international cricket on its way to victory over Kenya by 144 runs in the World Cup Group A match Wednesday.


All three home teams for the tournament -- India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka -- won their matches on the day.


Sri Lanka, put in to bat, piled up 398 for five in their 50 overs and Kenya, shock winner over West Indies last week, replied with a spirited 254 for seven, Steve Tikolo hitting 96.


The Sri Lankan total beat the previous limited overs international best of 363 for seven in 55 overs by England against Pakistan at Nottingham in 1992. It also passed the previous World Cup record of 360 for four, set by West Indies against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 1987.


Aravinda de Silva led the run spree, striking five sixes and 14 fours for 145 off 115 balls to become the first Sri Lankan to score a World Cup century.


In Lahore, Pakistan, Aamir Sohail, Saeed Anwar and Salim Malik scored sparkling half-centuries as Pakistan piled up 281 for five in 50 overs in a 5-wicket win over New Zealand in Group B.


Put in to bat by New Zealand skipper Lee Germon, Pakistan started fast with 70 in 91 balls by Sohail and Anwar on an easy-paced Gaddafi Stadium pitch.


And in Kanpur, India, an aggressive 106 by Vinod Kambli rescued India after Zimbabwe snatched three early wickets in their final Group A match.


Kambli and the recalled Navjot Sidhu, who hit 80, added 142 for the fourth wicket as India made 247 for five in its 50 overs and scored a 40-run win.


Heath Streak had given Zimbabwe the perfect start by bowling prolific scorer Sachin Tendulkar for three after India had been sent in to bat.