As it happened | INDvSL: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Rohit Sharma. Photograph: AFP

WION Web Team New Delhi, India 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

43rd Over

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

42nd Over

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

41st Over

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. 

Next batsman is Rishabh Pant. 


Jul 06, 2019, 10.12 PM

40th Over

Isuru Udana's 8th over.

4 runs from this over.

The score is 234/1.


Jul 06, 2019, 10.11 PM

39th Over

Lasith Malinga comes back into attack. 

It's his 8th over. 

8 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 10.10 PM

Ton up KL Rahul!

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It's his first century in a World Cup match...


Jul 06, 2019, 10.08 PM

38th Over

Perera's final over and his bowling figure for the match is 10-0-34-0. 

He gave just 1 run in his last over of the match. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.59 PM

37th Over

Dhananjaya's 6th over.

7 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.59 PM

36th Over

Thisara Perera's penultimate over. 

A good over, 3 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.58 PM

35th Over

Dhananjaya de Silva comes back into the attack. 

And 4 runs added to India's score. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.56 PM

34th Over

Thisara Perera's 8th over.

4 singles from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.55 PM

33rd Over

Kasun Rajitha's 8th over.

7 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.54 PM

32nd Over

Thisara Perera come back into the attack.

2 singles from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.53 PM

31st Over

Kasun Rajitha's 7th over.

5 runs from this over and he took a crucial wicket also. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.52 PM

30.1 | Wicket!

Rohit Sharma out.

He departed after scoring 103 runs. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rohit, caught out by Angelo Mathews. 

Next batsman is Virat Kohli. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.31 PM

30th Over

Isuru Udana's 6th over.

6 runs added to India's score. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.30 PM

29th Over

Kasun Rajitha's 6th over.

Total 6 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.23 PM

Rohit hits century!!!

Rohit Sharma hit a century, his 5th consecutive century of this World Cup.

He became the second batsman in World Cup history to hit 3 consecutive centuries. 

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Brilliant innings...


Jul 06, 2019, 09.21 PM

28th Over

A good over by Isuru Udana...

Just 3 singles from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.20 PM

27th Over

Lasith Malinga's 7th over.

An expensive over for Sri Lanka. 

14 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.19 PM

26th Over

Isuru Udana's 5th over.

8 runs from this over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 09.07 PM

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KL Rahul's performance as an opener is magnificent. He looks comfortable. 

After 25 overs

The score is 152/0. 


Jul 06, 2019, 08.42 PM

After 20 overs

The score is 109/0.

India scored 28 runs in the previous 5 overs.

Also crossed 100-run mark. 


Jul 06, 2019, 08.30 PM

Fifty up for Rohit!

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has completed half-century. 

He raised his bat celebrated his fifty. His family is present at the stadium and they are happy too. 

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It's his 6th fifty of the tournament. 


Jul 06, 2019, 08.25 PM

After 15 overs

The team is looking good at this point of time. 

Ahead of the semis, it's a confidence booster for the entire team. 


Jul 06, 2019, 08.08 PM

After 10 overs

Chasing 265 to win, India are 59/0. 

The "Men in Blue" are off to a rapid start. 

Both the batsmen are rotating strike and hitting big shots whenever they are getting opportunity. 


Jul 06, 2019, 07.53 PM

After 5 overs

The score is 39/0.

The openers have given a stable start to the team. 


Jul 06, 2019, 07.16 PM

India's Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma are at the crease to start the run chase. 

Lasith Malinga launched the bowling attack. 


Jul 06, 2019, 06.42 PM

Innings Break: 

Sri Lanka posted 264/7, a fighting total against India. 

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. 

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, 06.41 PM

49.2 | Wicket!

Thisara Perera out after scoring 2 runs. 

Bhuvi to Perera, caught out by Hardik Pandya. 

Brilliant catch at the long-off by Pandya. 

Next batsman is Isuru Udana. 


Jul 06, 2019, 06.33 PM

48.2 | Wicket!

Angelo Mathews departed after scoring 113 runs. 

Bumrah struck again to dismiss him.

Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, caught out by Rohit Sharma. 

Next batsman is Thisara Perera. 


Jul 06, 2019, 06.16 PM

After 45 overs

Sri Lanka are 233/5.

5 more overs to go...


Jul 06, 2019, 06.13 PM

Angelo Mathews hits century!

It's his 3rd ODI century. 

For a fact, all of them came against India. 

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Brilliant batting effort by this experienced batsman. 


Jul 06, 2019, 06.01 PM

After 40 overs

The score is 200/5.

200 runs up for the team, credit goes to Angelo Mathews, who remained resilient on one end and score crucial runs. 


Jul 06, 2019, 05.46 PM

37.5 | Wicket!

Lahiru Thirimanne out.

He scored 53 runs.

Kuldeep Yadav to Thirimanne, caught out by Jadeja. 

Next batsman is Dhananjaya de Silva. 


Jul 06, 2019, 05.44 PM

After 35 overs

The score is 159/4. 

In previous 5 overs, Sri Lanka scored 32 runs. 

The current run rate is 4.79. 

The projected score from here is 239. 


Jul 06, 2019, 05.27 PM

Fifty up for Mathews!

Angelo Mathews reaches the half-century mark for the second time at this World Cup.

This is a much needed innings by the Sri Lankan veteran to put up a big score after losing early wickets in the match.


Jul 06, 2019, 05.09 PM

After 30 overs

In the previous 5 overs, Sri Lanka score 25 runs without losing any wicket. 

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The score is 127/4. 


Jul 06, 2019, 04.54 PM

After 25 overs

The score is 102/4.

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The tournament has come to end and fans are enjoying whatever time has left. 


Jul 06, 2019, 04.36 PM

After 20 overs

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The score is 83/4. 


Jul 06, 2019, 04.29 PM

After 15 overs

The score is 62/4.

The batsmen need to build a partnership at this moment to push the run rate.  


Jul 06, 2019, 04.01 PM

11.4 | Wicket!

Avishka Fernando out...

Hardik Pandua to Fernando, caught behind.

What a brilliant catch by the wicket-keeper MS Dhoni here.

He scored 20 runs off 21 balls. 

Next batsman is Lahiru Thirimanne. 


Jul 06, 2019, 03.59 PM

10.4 | Wicket!

Kusal Mendis out scoring 3 runs off 13 balls. 

Ravindra Jadeja got the wicket. 

Jadeja to Mendis, stumped.

Next batsman is Angelo Mathews. 


Jul 06, 2019, 03.57 PM

After 10 overs

The score is 52/2. 

Here comes the end first Powerplay, which has been dominated by India bowling unit as they have managed to take wickets and did not give much runs. 

Sri Lanka scored 24 runs and lost wicket also in the previous five overs. 


Jul 06, 2019, 03.40 PM

7.1 | Wicket!

Kusal Perera out!

Jasprit Bumrah struck again. 

Perera scores 18 runs off 14 balls. 

Bumrah to Perera, caught behind. 

Next batsman is Kusal Mendis. 


Jul 06, 2019, 03.34 PM

After 5 overs

The score is 28/1.

Sri Lanka score runs but lost a crucial wicket. 

Bumrah's bowling has been magnificent as he has bowled two overs and both were maiden. He took the wicket as well. 


Jul 06, 2019, 03.19 PM

3.4 | Wicket!

Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne departed early.

Jasprit Bumrah got the breakthrough.

Bumrah to Karunaratne, caught behind by the wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. 

He scored 10 runs off 17 balls. 

Next batsman is Avishka Fernando. 


Jul 06, 2019, 03.01 PM

Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are at the crease to open the innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over. 


Jul 06, 2019, 02.57 PM

Done with the national anthems and the live action will start at 3:00pm IST. 


Jul 06, 2019, 02.33 PM

Toss:

Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat first in their last league stage match against India. 

For India, Yuzevendra Chahal has been rested and Kuldeep Yadav has replaced him. Ravindra Jadeja is named in today's playing XI at the place of Mohammed Shami. 

On the other hand, Thisara Perera has replaced Jeffrey Vandersay. 

Playing XI: 

India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah 

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga


Jul 06, 2019, 01.54 PM

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The toss will happen at 2:30pm IST. 


Jul 06, 2019, 01.52 PM

Conditions: 

The pitch is expected to favour the batsmen in today's clash as for most of the day, it will be warm and sunny. 

The batsmen will be benefited but the pitch is expected to slow down in the second innings. 


Jul 06, 2019, 01.47 PM

Head-to-head:

India and Sri Lanka have played a total of 158 one-day matches, India won 90 and Sri Lanka have won 56. 


Jul 06, 2019, 01.44 PM

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Ranjitha

India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav


Jul 06, 2019, 01.44 PM

Preview:

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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