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Jul 06, 2019, 01.33 PM (IST)
Jul 06, 2019, 10.33 PM
India beat Sri Lanka!!!
India openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma smashed centuries as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their final league stage match on Saturday in Leeds.
Rahul (111) and Rohit (103) helped India to build a strong foundation while chasing.
Hardik Pandya took a single, scored the winning run to end the 265-run chase in 43.3 overs.
In the first innings, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews scored his first century of this year's Cricket World Cup to help Sri Lanka overcome a top-order collapse and post a competitive total of 264 for seven.
Sri Lanka were reeling at 55-4 in the 12th over before Mathews (113) and Lahiru Thirimanne (53) added 124 runs to steady the innings.
Mathews' third one-day international century included 10 fours and two sixes.
Jasprit Bumrah struck two early blows and returned to dismiss Mathews in his 3-37 for India who have qualified for the semi-finals.
Jul 06, 2019, 10.30 PM
Malinga's final over!!!
The final over of his illustrious career.
His bowling figure is 10-1-82-1 and he gave 10 runs in the over.
Jul 06, 2019, 10.24 PM
Isuru Udana's 9th over.
He gave 9 runs in this over.
Jul 06, 2019, 10.23 PM
41.6 | Wicket!
Rishabh Pant out after scoring 4 runs off 4 balls.
Isuru Udana to Pant, lbw.
The original decision was not out but Sri Lanka went upstairs and and three red on the screen means, Pant has to walk back.
Next batsman is Hardik Pandya.
Jul 06, 2019, 10.21 PM
Malinga's 9th over.
10 runs from this over and he took a wicket also.
Jul 06, 2019, 10.20 PM
40.6 | Wicket!
KL Rahul out.
He scored 111 off 118 balls.
Malinga to Rahul, caught behind by the wicket-keeper.
India lock horns with Sri Lanka is a dead rubber but will look to solve middle order woes ahead of their semi-final clash of Cricket World Cup 2019.
Although, India's Dinesh Karthik has insisted that the team won't take it easy in their last World Cup group match.
Virat Kohli's side have won six of their eight group games after beating Bangladesh in their previous outing to seal a semi-final berth.
India's middle order has faced flak for going slow in the final half of the innings in recent matches and Virat will look to find the solution ahead of the crucial match.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have failed to replicate their 1996 World Cup triumph in the current tournament, with the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara leaving them short of top-class talent.
Sri Lanka, who are already out of the race to reach the semi-finals, take on India in their final group game at Headingley on Saturday.
And Karunaratne said exposing Sri Lankan talent to international tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Australia's Big Bash is the best way to broaden their limited-overs experience.
Jul 06, 2019, 01.37 PM
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