ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Sri Lanka vs India - Match 44

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

Date & Time: 06 July 2019

India 265/3

RR: 6.09 | India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul c Kusal Perera (W) & b Lasith Malinga c Kusal Perera (W) & b Lasith Malinga 111118111
Rohit Sharma c Angelo Mathews & b Kasun Rajitha c Angelo Mathews & b Kasun Rajitha 10394142
Virat Kohli not out not out 344130
Rishabh Pant lbw Isuru Udana lbw Isuru Udana 4410
Hardik Pandya not out not out 7410
MS Dhoni
Dinesh Karthik
Ravindra Jadeja
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kuldeep Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 265 (3 Wkts, 43.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
189-1 (Rohit Sharma,30.1), 244-2 (KL Rahul,41), 253-3 (Rishabh Pant,42),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Lasith Malinga10 1 82 1 8.20
Kasun Rajitha8 0 47 1 5.88
Isuru Udana9.3 0 50 1 5.38
Thisara Perera10 0 34 0 3.40
Dhananjaya de Silva6 0 51 0 8.50

So that is it from this game! India, as expected, come out on top! They will now have a close eye on the Australia game against South Africa as the result of that match would decide who tops the table. You can follow that game by switching tabs. Goodbye and take care!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to play good cricket but never thought they would perform the way they did throughout. Further adds this is what hard work gets you and he is very proud of his team and he enjoys playing with his side. On being asked whether they know what their XI is, he says, everything is set, they don't want to be one dimensional and they will pick the team according to the wicket. States it is just about turning up for the semis and putting in another good performance. Tells the opposition does not matter to them, if they don't play well, anyone can beat them, if they play well they can beat anyone. Also says they just want to play a good game and hope the result goes their way. Praises Hardik Pandya and says he has been good because he thinks like a batter and hence, he has been bowling well.

Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, says they recovered well after being 55/4 through Mathews and Thirimanne and 264 was a good score. Admits they kept losing wickets and they did not get a good start with the bat but did well to get where they were. States it was a good wicket to bat and Rohit and Rahul did very well. Mentions they will go back and discuss what needs to be done. States that they will be looking out for some new talents and be competitive in the next World Cup. Ends by saying Sri Lanka cricket will miss Malinga as he has done a lot for them. Further adds everyone goes and they need to find their replacement.

MAN OF THE MATCH, Rohit Sharma, says he is just trying to go out there and do his job. Mentions he is not thinking about the milestones. States he wants to keep his head clear and get the team over the finishing line. Reckons the shot selection is very important once you are in, he needs to assess the pitch and then see what shot can be played on the wicket. Further adds it has worked for him and he has learnt to be disciplined. Mentions he was not thinking about a ton in this game, he forgets about what has happened and looks to start every day as a fresh day. Appreciates Malinga and says he has been a champion bowler and a match-winner. Adds that he has shown it over the years what he is capable of and has delivered time and again. Ends by saying he is not thinking about who he is facing in the semis as they want to celebrate today's victory and whoever they face, they want to play well against them.

Earlier in the day, India blew away the top order of Sri Lanka. However, Angelo Mathews' ton took them to what seemed a good score but Sharma and Rahul's hundreds saw India cruise to victory.

The Sri Lanka bowling was not disciplined. They were too wide or too straight. Only Perera bowled with some control but defending such totals you need to be very accurate and right on the money from the word go.

How easy was that! India have chased this total down without breaking a sweat. They have made a strong statement heading into the semis. Chasing what was first thought to be a tricky score, India got off to a flier. Their openers came out all guns blazing and sealed the deal with a 189-run stand. Both the openers scored tons. They though fell soon after getting to their hundred. Pant did not contribute a lot, Pandya and Kohli though ensured there weren't any more wickets to fall and took India over the line.

43.3
1
I Udana to H Pandya, A single off the outside edge! Fuller and around off, Pandya looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge, down to third man for one. INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 7 WICKETS!
43.2
1
I Udana to V Kohli, A single now as Kohli guides it to point. SCORES LEVEL!
43.1
0
I Udana to V Kohli, Shorter on off, this is guided to point.
42.6
4
L Malinga to H Pandya, FOUR! A full toss and it has been put away! 2 needed now. A full toss on middle, Pandya flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. End of Malinga for tonight and in World Cups. Not a great day for him but his career has been one to look at. His figures are 10-1-82-1.
42.5
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, A single! A biggie away now India! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
42.4
1
L Malinga to H Pandya, A brilliant yorker on middle, Pandya jams it out towards deep square leg for one.
42.3
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
42.3
0
L Malinga to V Kohli, WIDE! Down the leg side, Kohli looks to flick but misses. Wided.
42.2
1
L Malinga to H Pandya, Fuller in length and on middle, this is hit down towards mid on for one.
42.1
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Shorter and on the body, Kohli pulls it down to fine leg for one.

Hardik Pandya is the new man in.

41.6
0
I Udana to R Pant, OUT! It is not going over and Ball Tracker shows three reds. Pant has to take the long walk back. Udana gets a wicket, good use of the review. It won't make a difference to the game though. A slower one on middle, Pant swings across the line by going down on one knee but misses to get hit on the box. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka review. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call has to be overturned.

Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Sri Lanka review. Looks high.

41.5
0
I Udana to R Pant, Shorter and outside off, Pant looks to pull but it goes off the toe end towards mid off.
41.4
4
I Udana to R Pant, FOUR! Gets off the mark with a boundary! This has been bludgeoned! Fuller and on off, Pant smashes it down the ground and the ball races away to the fence. 250 up.
41.3
0
I Udana to R Pant, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
41.2
1
I Udana to V Kohli, Fuller and outside off, Kohli looks to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for one.
41.1
4
I Udana to V Kohli, FOUR! Runs needed under 20 now! Fuller and around off, Kohli leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball races away to the fence.

Rishabh Pant is the new man in.

40.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, OUT! Rahul does not stay till the end! Malinga gets a wicket. This is short and on the body of Rahul. It keeps coming in with the angle. Rahul looks to evade it by falling onto the ground. Before he does so though, it kisses the glove and goes to the keeper who takes it by diving forward. End of a brilliant innings from him. He has done his job.
40.5
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Shorter and on the body, Kohli pulls it down to fine leg for one.
40.4
0
L Malinga to V Kohli, Good length and on off, this is hit to covers.
40.3
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Very full now and on the pads, this is whipped through square leg for one.
40.2
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Bounces just before the ropes! Rahul now seems like he wants to end it quickly. 8 from the first two balls. Another length ball around middle, Rahul powers it wide of long on for another boundary.
40.1
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Runs needed below 30 now! Rahul makes room and Malinga serves it on a length. Rahul smashes it over covers for a boundary.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game. Don't think it will last till then though.

39.6
0
I Udana to V Kohli, Another dot as Kohli guides it to point.
39.5
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
39.4
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, Slower one and on off, Rahul defends it.
39.3
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.
39.2
1
I Udana to V Kohli, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
39.1
2
I Udana to V Kohli, Shorter and around off, Kohli hits it towards wide mid off for two.
38.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, A slower one on off, Rahul strokes it to covers. A dot to end.
38.5
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Full and on the pads, Kohli works it through square leg for one.
38.4
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. They pick up a single.
38.3
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
38.2
4
L Malinga to V Kohli, FOUR! Dismissed! Kohli wants to end it soon! Fuller and on middle, Kohli smashes it over mid on and bags a boundary.
38.1
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, 100 for Kl Rahul. First in World Cups and what a time for him to get into form. This will be a confidence booster for him and very good signs for India heading into the semi finals. He gets there by guiding it down to third man for one.

Lasith Malinga is back on!

37.6
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Straight to the fielder! Kohli comes down the track and drives it solidly but to the cover fielder.
37.5
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Fuller and on off, Kohli strokes it to covers.
37.4
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
37.3
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Moves onto 99! Back of a length ball on off, Rahul guides it towards point and takes a quick run.