In 1996 they met in the quarter Finals at Faisalabad where the Lankan’s were able to win the match by 5 wickets after chasing down 236 in just 40.4 overs. Sanath was the Man of the Match for his all round performance of 2 for 46 and 82 in just 44 deliveries.
The teams met at London in 1999 for the 1st Match of the World cup where England was able to win by 8 wickets after chasing down 205 in 46.5 overs. Alec Stewart was the man of the match for his 88 runs
In the 2007 World cup which was held in West Indies the two teams went against each other in a Super Eight match and the Lankan’s became victorious by just 2 runs in a thrilling encounter which saw them defending 235. Ravi Bopara was named as the man of the match for his gutsy 52 in a losing cause.
Another quarter finals clash was held between the two sides in the 2011 world cup. This one sided encounter was played at Colombo where the islanders were able to win by 10 wickets after chasing down 230 in just 39.3 overs. Dilshan was judged as the man of the match for his 108*
22nd match of the Cricket world cup 2015 was held between Sri Lanka and England at Wellington, this was another one sided encounter where the Lions won by 9 wickets after successfully chasing down 310 in 47.2 overs . Sangakkara was the man of the match for his 117 off 86 deliveries