ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka Vs India, Match 44: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
6Jul

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka Vs India, Match 44: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 7 WICKETS! 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. They sealed the deal with a 189-run stand. Both the openers scored a ton. They though fell soon after getting to their hundred. Pant too did not contribute a lot. Pandya and Kohli though ensured there weren't any more wickets to fall and took India over the line.

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 very accurate and right on the money from the word go.

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

India (Playing XI) - KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja (In for Mohammed Shami), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav (In for Yuzvendra Chahal), Jasprit Bumrah.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera (In for Jeffrey Vandersay), Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha.

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