India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, World Cup 2019: Centurions Rohit, Rahul power India to 7-wicket win
India vs Sri Lanka Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets after centuries from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma took them over the line with 39 ball to spare. Earlier, Sri Lanka ended their innings at 264/7 in 50 overs. Angelo Mathews slammed his third ODI century to propel them to this score after a poor start that saw them lose four wickets. Jasprit Bumrah was once again the top bowler for India as he finished with figures of 3/37. This after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in their last match of the tournament.
Hardik Pandya takes a single and with that India have beaten Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Centurions Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were the heroes for India as their stunning partnership never gave Sri Lanka a chance. Not to forget Jasprit Bumrah’s three wicket haul which helped India restrict them to 265.22:20 hrs IST
Rishabh Pant is adjudged LBW after he is hit in front of the wicket by Isuru Udana. He was given not out at first but then Sri Lanka players opted to use the DRS and it showed the ball hitting the stumps. India are three down now and Hardik Pandya comes out to bat and end the chase.22:14 hrs IST
KL Rahul’s excellent innings finally comes to an end as he is dismissed by Lasith Malinga for 111. India have lost their second wicket in the chase but they are on the verge of big win. Virat Kohli is joined by Rishabh Pant in the middle now.22:07 hrs IST
31 runs needed
10 overs left in the innings and India need 31 runs to win the match and head into the semis on a winning note. The partnership between Kohli and Rahul is worth 45 off 59 deliveries and they are doing it in style.22:00 hrs IST
Century for Rahul
KL Rahul takes a single and with that he brings up his 2nd ODI century. This is also his maiden World Cup ton. India on course of a massive victory. This is only the 3rd time two openers have scored centuries in World Cup.Sri Lankan openers scored centuries against England and Zimbabwe at Colombo and Pallekele respectively. 40th time in ODIs that two openers have scored centuries in an inning.21:54 hrs IST
Rahul seven runs away
KL Rahul needs just 7 runs now to go past the three-figure mark and this will be his second ODI century. But more importantly, he will finally convert a start into a big one. As for India, they will head into the semis on the back of seven wins, one defeat and one washed out match.21:49 hrs IST
India cross 200
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli has taken India’s score past the 200-run mark and they are edging closer to the winning margin. KL Rahul is also approaching his first World Cup century. And it will be a big boost for his confidence ahead of the semi-finals.21:42 hrs IST
Rahul closing in on ton
KL Rahul smashes a short delivery from Kasun Rajitha for a boundary. He is now getting closer to his first World Cup hundred. He has now moved to 88*.21:35 hrs IST
Virat Kohli comes on to the crease and straight away hits a perfect cover drive to make his intentions clear. Rohit and Rahul provided the early onslaught while Kohli, it seems, that will end the chase in typical Kohli fashion. India on course of an emphatic victory.21:28 hrs IST
Rohit Sharma falls!
After becoming the first cricketer to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup, Rohit Sharma has finally perished for 103. He gives away an easy catch to Angelo Mathews off the bowling of Kasun Rahitha. India lose their first wicket but its a bit too late for Sri Lanka.21:23 hrs IST
Century for Rohit
Rohit Sharma brings up his century with a boundary towards mid wicket and this is the India opener’s sixth World Cup ton and fifth of this tournament alone. Rohit has been in sensational form in the tournament and he has been leading India’s charge with the balde.21:17 hrs IST
Records on offer for Rohit
He will become the first cricketer to score five centuries in a single edition of the world cup. Also, he will join Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most centuries scored in World Cups. Both of them will have 6 each if Rohit goes past the three-figure mark today.21:10 hrs IST
Atrocious over from Malinga
Lasith Malinga concedes couple of boundaries and gives away couple of wides in the over. In total, he gave away 14 from his over. Rohit Sharma moves into his 90s and he is on his way towards slamming a historic century.21:04 hrs IST
Edge and four
Rohit Sharma finally edges a delivery but unfortunately for Sri Lanka, the ball evades the out-strectched hands of the keeper. The ball runs away for a boundary as Isuru Udana concedes 8 runs off the over. Rohit is now edging closer to a milestone century.20:58 hrs IST
150 up for India
The onslaught from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul has resulted in India crossing the 150-run mark in just the 25th over of the innings. They have taken 150 deliveries to get past that score. Sri Lankan players seem to be going through the motion as there is no urgency in their play.20:52 hrs IST
Fifty up for Rahul
KL Rahul also continues his good form in the tournament and he brings up his half-century off 67 deliveries. This is Rahul’s third fifty of the tournament and fifth overall in ODIs. India are firmly in command of the chase with Rohit and Rahul leading their charge.20:44 hrs IST
Rohit enters 70s
There is no stopping Rohit Sharma at the moment as he continues to deal in boundaries. He pulls Dhananjaya de Silva for a boundary towards the cow corner. 10th boundary off the innings for Rohit Sharma.20:38 hrs IST
Century partnership between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul:
· 10th century partnership for the opening wicket for IND in World Cup.
· 4th this year
· 10th century stand vs SL in WC
· 3rd century stand between the pair in ODIs.20:32 hrs IST
Hundred up for India
India have gone past the 100-run mark in the 19th over of the innings and this the third century stand between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the tournament. While Rohit has played the role of the aggressor, Rahul has just sat back and let the India vice-captain play his shots.20:26 hrs IST
Fifty for Rohit
Rohit Sharma hits Dhananjaya de Silva down the ground for a huge six and with that he completes his well deserved half-century. This is Rohit’s 43rd ODI fifty, 11th fifty+ score vs SL in ODIs and 9th fifty+ score in World Cups. He then hit another six by coming down the ground to make it 14 from the over.20: 20 hrs IST
Tidy from Perera
Thisara Perera is also keeping things simple and not giving any room to the batsmen to free their arms. He concedes two runs from his latest over as his figure reads 10/0 in 3 overs.20:14 hrs IST
Udana on the money
Isuru Udana has bowled three overs and he has conceded just 14 runs so far. The new ball has wore off a bit and the slow pitch is making it difficult to score runs now. The Udana has also taken off the pace and that hasn’t helped the batsmen in scoring runs a brisk pace.20:08 hrs IST
Good over from Perera
Thisara Perera comes into the attack and bowls a six-run over and kept a check on the flow of boundaries. Sri Lanka have been guilty of giving away too many boundaries in the first 10 over and that has provided India the required momentum in the chase.20:02 hrs IST
Shot of the innings
Isuru Udana bowls full and a bit wide and Rohit Sharma got on to the front foot and slammed the ball through the covers for a boundary. This Rohit’s seventh boundary of the innings Sri Lanka still searching for their first wicket of the day.19:56 hrs IST
Fifty partnership between Rohit and KL Rahul:
· 3rd fifty+ partnership for the opening wicket by an IND pair vs SL in WC.
· 4th fifty+ partnership for the opening wicket for IND this World Cup.
o Whenever IND have formed a fifty partnership for the first wicket this WC, they have converted it to a century stand.
· 4th fifty+ partnership between the pair in ODIs.19:50 hrs IST
50 up for India
India have powered past the 50-run mark in just the seventh over as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have taken the Sri Lanka bowlers apart in the chase. They need to break this partnership if they are to stop them in their target of overhauling the Lankan score.19:44 hrs IST
No stopping Rohit
Rohit Sharma seems to have forgotten that he has can take singles and doubles as he continues to hit boundaries all around the wicket. Kasun Rajitha now faces the brunt of Rohit’s prowess as he goes for couple of boundaries in the over. 9 runs came from that Rajitha over as India near 50.19:38 hrs IST
Four and four
Bad bowling from Lasith Malinga and he continues to leak runs. A full toss and Rohit Sharma opens the face of the bat for a boundary. The he bowled on to the pads of Rohit and the right hander flicked it for a boundary towards mid wicket. Malinga has now given 26 runs in three overs.19:32 hrs IST
Good over from Rajitha
Finally a good over from the Sri Lankans as Kasun Rajitha concedes just one single from his second over of the day. Sri Lanka need to break this partnership early so that they can create some pressure on the batsmen.19:27 hrs IST
Flurry of boundaries
Rahul and Rohit are dealing in boundaries at the moment as India score three boundaries in the over from Lasith Malinga. Rahul hit couple of them on the off side while Rohit flicked the last ball towards mid wicket for a stunning shot. 13 runs came from that over from Malinga.19:22 hrs IST
Four and four
Rohit Sharma shows his class and cuts Kasun Rajitha for the first boundary of the innings. KL Rahul too gets into the act and punches the ball off the backfoot for a boundary past the point fielder. Rajitha gives away 12 runs off the second over of the innings.19:16 hrs IST
Good start for Malinga
Lasith Malinga bowls a good first over for Sri Lanka as he concedes just 2 singles off it. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will look to build the innings first before taking the attack to the bowlers. Kasun Rajitha will now bowl the second over.19:10 hrs IST
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma out to begin India’s chase. Lasith Malinga starts the attack with the new ball. CHASE IS ON!18:45 hrs IST
7 runs a wicket came from the last over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Sri Lanka end their innings at 264/7 in 50 overs. Angelo Mathews was the star of the day as he slammed his third ODI century to propel them to this score after a poor start that saw them lose four wickets. Jasprit Bumrah was once again the top bowler for India as he finished with good figures of 3/37.18:40 hrs IST
Pandya takes a stunner
Thisara Perera hits a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery high in the air and Hardik Pandya takes a stunning catch at mid-off. He was fielding at long-off and he came running in and dove full length to complete the catch. Sri Lanka are seven down now.18:36 hrs IST
Jasprit Bumrah picks his third wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Angelo Mathews for 113. The right hander hits the ball into the hands of Rohit Sharma in the covers. With that, Bumrah finishes with figures of 3/37 in 10 overs. Another excellent effort from the number 1 ODI bowler in the world.18:32 hrs IST
While Bumrah has been bowling really well one on end, Bhuvnheswar Kumar has gone for runs today. In 9 overs, he has given double the amount of runs as Bumrah. His figures read 66/0 in 9 overs. Two overs left in the innings now.18:26 hrs IST
Bumrah continues to show the other Indian bowlers how its done as he bowls another sensational over. The 47th over of the innings goes for just four singles as his 9 overs have cost India just 33 runs.18:21 hrs IST
Good over from Pandya
Dhananjaya de Silva hit Hardik Pandya for a boundary towards square of the wicket but despite that, he gave away just seven runs in the over. Sri Lanka batsmen are trying to hit everything out of the park as there is just four over left in the innings.18:15 hrs IST
Fifty partnership between Mathews and de Silva:
· 6th fifty partnership for the 6th wicket against India in World Cup.
· 2nd by a SL pair. Last was between Jayawardene and Kulasekara at Mumbai in 2011.
· This will be the first time that 5th and 6th wicket partnerships have scored more than 50 runs against IND in a WC inning.
· 14th time in ODIs that 5th and 6th wicket p’ships have scored 50 or more vs IND. 2nd time for SL in ODIs vs IND.18:08 hrs IST
Century for Mathews
Angelo Mathews hits Hardik Pandya for couple of boundaries in the over and with that he has completed his well deserved century. This is his third ODI century and it has come at very good time. 12 runs came from that over of Hardik Pandya.18:01 hrs IST
Poor from Dhoni
Wicket-keeper MS Dhoni let the ball go in between his legs as Sri Lanka get four byes. Seven runs came from that Hardik Pandya over as Sri Lanka keep the scoreboard ticking. Angelo Mathews meanwhile has moved into his 90s.17:55 hrs IST
Good over from Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah stems the flow of runs and gives away just five runs off his over. Sri Lanka have scored few boundaries in the last few overs and Bumrah returned into the attack to keep a check on that. 9 overs to go as Sri Lanka will look to score in the excess of 200.17:50 hrs IST
Six and Four
Angelo Mathews is turning on the style now as he hits Ravindra Jadeja for a six and four in the over. The six was rather fortunate as a leading edge went over the long-on fielder’s head. But the boundary was good as he cut the ball past the point fielder. Jadeja completes 10 overs and finishes with 1/40.17:45 hrs IST
In trying to hit Kuldeep Yadav over the in field, Lahiru Thirimanne is caught out at point by Ravindra Jadeja. Sri Lanka lose half their side now as the southpaw departs for 53. First wicket of the innings for Kuldeep Yadav.17:40 hrs IST
Fifty for Thirimanne
Lahiru Thairimanne guides a Kuldeep Yadav delivery for a boundary towards fine leg. With that, he brings up his half-century off 63 deliveries. Sri Lanka are moving along nicely at the moment as boundaries have started to flow now.17:35 hrs IST
Mathews and Thirimanne both hit one boundary each off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s seventh over of the innings as he concedes 10 runs off it. With that, the two batsmen have brought up their 100-run stand off 139 deliveries. After a slow start, Sri Lanka have hit back strongly in the match.17:30 hrs IST
Tidy over from Kuldeep
Kuldeep Yadav may not have picked a wicket today but he hasn’t been taken formany runs. He has now given 37 runs off 7 overs and has been tidy more often than not. But India need wickets as these two could start to take the attack to the bowlers in the latter stages of the innings.17:24 hrs IST
Fifty for Mathews
Angelo Mathews has brought up his half-century for Sri Lanka off 76 deliveries. This is his 39th ODI fifty and 11th fifty+ score against India. After the loss of four top order batsmen, it was necessary that Mathews stayed in the middle for most parts of the innings.17:19 hrs IST
Second boundary for Thirimanne
Short and wide from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Lahiru Thirimanne hits his second boundary towards the cover region. The two batsmen have now added 85 runs off 122 deliveries.17:13 hrs IST
Third boundary for Mathews
Hardik Pandya bowled short and Angelo Mathews hit the ball towards square leg for a boundary. No chance for the deep square fielder as the ball went quickly to the ropes. Seven runs came from that over from Pandya.17:08 hrs IST
India still searching for wickets
Pandya and Bumrah are breaking their back but they haven’t been able to provide breakthrough for India. Thirmanne and Mathews continue to deal in singles and doubles as Sri Lanka scoreboard keeps on moving.17:01 hrs IST
Fifty partnership between Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne.
· 6th fifty+ partnership for the 5th wicket by a SL pair vs IND in World Cup.
· 6th fifty+ partnership between the pair in ODIs.
The last time they scored a fifty+ partnership was in 2017 vs India at Colombo (RPS).
They scored 122 in that innings for the 4th wicket.
14th fifty+ partnership for the 5th wicket against IND in World Cup16:56 hrs IST
Bumrah returns into the attack
In search for wickets, Virat Kohli finally brings back Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. He gives away two runs off his first over of the second spell. Mathews and Thirimanne have been vigilant outside the off-stump and Bumrah will look to target the wickets in the coming overs.16:50 hrs IST
Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews have put together 50-run stand now and they are leading the charge for Sri Lanka. Hardik Pandya was introduced into the attack as India look to break this partnership but he gives away 7 runs off his first over of the second spell.16:45 hrs IST
Jadeja on point
Ravindra Jadeja has has now bowled 8 overs and has given just 21 runs and picked one wicket. Interestingly, he hasn’t conceded even a single boundary yet. Sri Lanka’s run rate is at four and India skipper Virat Kohli will be happy with that.16:40 hrs IST
Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne have batted really well so far and they have put together 41 runs off 68 deliveries. Just two boundaries in the partnership as they have relied on singles and doubles. It has been hard work for the batsmen today but these two are doing it easily at the moment.16:35 hrs IST
Angelo Mathews hits first boundary for Sri Lanka after 72 balls (12 overs). Their last boundary was in the 8th over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Jadej and Kuldeep have been bowling well in tandem and they have exploited the slowness of the pitch really well.16:30 hrs IST
Finally a boundary
Kuldeep Yadav bowls short and wide and Angelo Mathews goes on the backfoot and cuts the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. First boundary in ages as Sri Lanka seem to be getting back on track after early setbacks.16:25 hrs IST
Good over from Kuldeep
Boundaries have completely dried up since Indian spinners were introduced into the attack. Kuldeep concedes 6 runs off the over but there wasn’t any boundary in it. India bowlers are completely on top of their opponents.16:20 hrs IST
MS Dhoni joins DL Murray (WI) and AT Carey (AUS) to have 4 dismissals in an innings against Sri Lanka in World Cup. He also has the most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper vs Sri Lanka in WC.16:15 hrs IST
Kuldeep starts well
Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack and keeps things tight and gives away just three runs in the over. Sri Lanka need a partnership at this point just to steady their ship. Thirimanne and Mathews will have to face the Indian spinners cautiously and then move on from there.16:10 hrs IST
By stumping Kusal Mendis, MS Dhoni now has the joint most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper against Sri Lanka in World Cups. · He also had 3 dismissals at Port of Spain in the 2007 World Cup.
This is Kusal Mendis’ 3rd consecutive single digit score against IND in ODIs.
· 1 at Pallekele in 2017
· 1 at Colombo (RPS) in 2017
· 3, Today.16:05 hrs IST
Jadeja keeps things tight
Ravindra Jadeja has bowled really well so far as in two overs he has given away just five runs and also picked up a wicket. He is exploiting the slowness of the wicket and is constantly making the batsmen come on their font foot to defend the deliveries.16:00 hrs IST
Pandya strikes now!
Sri Lankan batsmen are falling like nine pins at the moment as Avishka Fernando becomes the fourth batsmen to head back into the hut now. The right-hander was trying to play the upper cut but the slow ball from Pandya touched his glouves and Dhoni completed an easy catch.15:56 hrs IST
Jadeja strikes in first over!
Kusal Mendis comes dancing down the track to hit a Ravindra Jadeja delivery but ended up missing the line of the away spinning delivery. Dhoni took milliseconds to remove the bails as Mendis lost his wicket for just three runs. Sri Lanka have lost their third wicket now.15:51 hrs IST
Good start from Pandya
Hardik Pandya replaces Jasprit Bumrah in the attack and bowls a good over to start the proceedings. Just singles conceded by Pandya in his first over. India continue to pile on the pressure on Sri Lankan batsmen.15:46 hrs IST
Excellent over from Bhuvi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally bowls a good over as he concedes just one runs off it. He finally seems to have found his rhythm as he is now swinging the ball away from the right-hander. With that one run in the over, Sri Lanka have crossed the 50-run mark in the 9th over.15:41 hrs IST
Four and four
Avishka Fernando shows his class as he hits Jasprit Bumrah for a couple of boundaries in the over. The first one he hit past the point fielder while the second was a pull shot and the ball raced away past the square leg fielder. 9 runs and wicket from that Bumrah over.15:35 hrs IST
Bumrah strikes again!
Jasprit Bumrah picks his second wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Kusal Perera for 18. The southpaw edges the ball into the hands of keeper Dhoni. Perera couldn’t read a the inswinging delivery and it took a thin inside edge. Sri Lanka have lost their second wicket of the innings.15:30 hrs IST
DRS saves Fernando
Jasprit Bumrah trapped Avishka Fernando in front of the wicket and he was adjudged LBW by the umpire. The batsmen went for the DRS and replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps and the decision was overturned. Fernando then hit a boundary off the next delivery as Sri Lanka score their first runs off Bumrah today.15:25 hrs IST
India should have had their second wicket of the innings when Bhuvneshwar Kumar made Kusal Perera hit the ball high in the air. Kuldeep Yadav, who was fielding at mid-on went for the catch and so did Hardik Pandya, who was fielding at mid-off. In the end neither of the players to take it as Perera survived for 7. He then hit couple of boundaries in the over, much to the frustration of Bhuvi.15:20 hrs IST
Jasprit Bumrah continues his good form in the tournament provides India with another early breakthrough. Karunaratne edges a wide delivery into the hands of keeper Dhoni as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket of the innings. This is Jasprit Bumrah’s 100th wicket in ODIs.15:15 hrs IST
Four and four
Bhvuneshwar Kumar is struggling at the moment as he concedes his third boundary in his first two overs. Karunaratne hit him for a boundary towards the covers and then hit the second one past the square leg fielder. He concedes 12 runs in the over as Sri Lanka are off to a good start.15:10 hrs IST
Jasprit Bumrah starts off on a positive note as he bowls a maiden over to mark the start of his innings. Karunaratne wasn’t given any room to free his arms and he was content with just defending the deliveries.15:04 hrs IST
First boundary of the innings
Dimuth Karunaratne leans into the shot and times the ball to perfection for a boundary towards cover region. Five runs from the first over from Bhuvi as Sri Lanka are off to a good start in the innings. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the second over now.14:57 hrs IST
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hands and he will be bowling the first over of the innings. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are opening innings for Sri Lanka. The match will begin in couple of minutes.14:50 hrs IST
National anthem time
The two sets of players are out in the middle for their respective national anthems. This is the second last time in the group stage that players are standing on the ground for national anthem. India will be looking to end their league stage campaign on high. While as for Sri Lanka, they will be playing for pride.14:41 hrs IST
India (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga14:36 hrs IST
India have made two changes to their side. Yuzvendra Chahal apparently has a niggle and he has been rested. Kuldeep Yadav replaces him. And Ravindra Jadeja finally gets a game in place of Mohammed Shami.
Sri Lanka have brought back Thisara Perera in place of Vandersay14:32 hrs IST
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne wins the toss and opts to bat first against India at Leeds.14:10 hrs IST
Who said what
Dinesh Karthik, India wicket-keeper batsman: We’re a team that actually has the ability to handle pressure very well. We’d back ourselves to chase and get the totals that we believe we can achieve.
Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka captain: We have to cross that gap and we have to play lots of cricket, give the chance to players to go and play IPL, BBL or English County League (T20). These are the things I’m expecting from the cricket board after this World Cup.14:00 hrs IST
Clouds but no rain
There is some cloud cover at Headingley at the moment but no rain. There is a chance of rain at around toss time but nothing to alarming. The weather is expected to clear out as the day progresses. (Here’s the hourly weather report of Leeds)13:50 hrs IST
Avishka Fernando vs Yuzvendra Chahal
Top-order batsman Avishka Fernando is coming into this match on the back of a brilliant century against Windies. He will be eager to put on a similar sort of performance against India and finish his maiden World Cup campaign on a high. Yuzvendra Chahal will be tasked to stop him early in the innings as the two are likely to face each other in the middle-overs.13:40 hrs IST
Kusal Perera vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Opener Kusal Perera too has been rather inconsistent and will eager for a final flourish against the much-fancied Indian bowling attack. The task of getting rid of Perera will be handed to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has done well against him in the past. Off 26 Bhuvi deliveries, Perera has scored just 12 runs and he has been dismissed once by the Indian seamer.13:30 hrs IST
Jasprit Bumrah vs Dimuth Karunaratne
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has been hot and cold in the tournament and his inconsistent performances have cost Sri Lanka at the top of the order. Things aren’t going to be easy for him against India as he will have to face the number ODI bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The two have never faced each other in any format yet and expect sparks to fly when they do come face-to-face.13:20 hrs IST
Rohit vs Malinga
Friends will become foes when the two teams will clash in Leeds. Rohit Sharma and Lasith Malinga have been teammates in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a long time now but the two star players will put the friendship aside and try to power their respective teams towards victory. Rohit has faced 162 deliveries from Malinga in ODIs and has scored 145 runs. Meanwhile, Malinga has gotten rid of Rohit two times in the 50-over format.13:06 hrs IST
MS Dhoni breaks his silence
Amid all the talks of his retirement and lack of intent, MS Dhoni has finally broken his silence and made huge revelations about his retirement plans and what the team management thinks about him. (Here’s the full story)12:55 hrs IST
Virat Kohli not too far behind
Virat Kohli is just 5 runs away from joining Sachin Tenulkar and Sourav Ganguly in an elite list. (Read the complete story here)12:35 hrs IST
Rohit has a chance to create history
Rohit Sharma has a chance to create history by breaking three towering World Cup records when India take on Sri Lanka in their last group stage match of ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday at Headingley, Leeds. (Click here to view the list of records)12:20 hrs IST
It is expected top be a bright and sunny day at Leeds, there are no chances of rain. It might get cloudy towards the second innings but that shouldn’t cause any problems12:00 hrs IST
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has come up with a solution to India’s middle-order woes. He has advised Virat Kohli to make one change in India’s Playing XI. (Read the full story here)11:45 hrs IST
What’s to play for?
Already assured of the second spot and a last-four spot, a win against Sri Lanka can take Virat Kohli’s men to the top of the points table provided Australia lose their final game against the already ousted South Africa.
So they might have a lot to play for as a pole position and a possible semi-final against a New Zealand team on a downward spiral will be more welcoming than facing a dangerous England which is on an upswing.11:30 hrs IST
Final group match of India
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 match at Leeds. This will India’s last match of the group stages and Sri Lanka’s last match of the tournament.
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