India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 Highlights: Rohit, Rahul smash tons as India cruise to 7-wicket win

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India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma has become the first batsman to score 5 centuries in a World Cup.

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World Cup 2019, India vs Sri Lanka Highlights: Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul produced brilliant centuries to pummel Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the last match of their league stage of World Cup 2019. KL Rahul (111 off 118 balls) and Rohit Sharma (103 off 94 balls) established yet another 100-run opening partnership while chasing a modest target of 265 set by Sri Lanka at Headingley.

Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score 5 centuries in a World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara held the record for four centuries prior to the Indian vice-captain. He also surpassed Shakib Al Hasan to become the leading run scorer in ICC World Cup 2019. Indian team management will be hoping that both openers continue their form into the semi-final also.

Earlier, Riding high on Angelo Mathews’ fighting century Sri Lanka set a target of 265 for India after captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bat first at Headingley. Mathews scored his first century (113 off 128 balls) of the tournament and made sure Sri Lanka reach a fighting total against India. For India, Jasprit Bumrah (3/37 in 10 overs) was the pick of the bowlers, while Ravindra Jadeja (1/40 in 10 overs) and Hardik Pandya (1/50 in 10 overs) gave good support.

Lasith Malinga had a forgettable outing in the final World Cup match of his career but his contribution to Sri Lankan cricket will never be forgotten.

India Playing XI:  Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, B Kumar, K Yadav, J Bumrah.

Sri Lanka Playing XI:  Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, WIA Fernando, BKG Mendis, Angelo Mathews, L Thirimanne, D de Silva, NTLC Perera, I Udana, L Malinga, K Rajitha.

 

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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Headingley, Leeds 16 July 2019

Sri Lanka 264/7 (50.0)

vs

India 265/3 (43.3)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 44 ) India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

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22:29 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya help India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. 

22:27 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Malinga ends with 83 runs and a wicket

Malinga ends his spell 83 runs in his final world cup match with a wicket of KL Rahul.

22:22 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Rishabh Pant OUT!

Rishabh Pant dismissed for 4. Hardik Pandya walks out to bat as India look to end the match. 

22:19 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Ian Gould umpiring in his final match!

Ian Gould is umprirng in his final match. He will retire after this game.

22:17 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Rishabh Pant walks out to bat!

Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant should be able to take India across the finish line against Sri Lanka. Kohli has been in good form once again as India gear up for the semifinal.

22:15 (IST)06 Jul 2019
KL Rahul dismissed for 111!

Lasith Malinga takes his first wicket of the match as Rahul goes back to the pavilion after scoring a wonderful century for India. 

22:09 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Ravichandran Ashwin praises Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
22:07 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Suresh Raina heaps praises for the Indian openers!
22:02 (IST)06 Jul 2019
KL Rahul smashes his first century in World Cup

KL Rahul has batted beautifully to get his first century at a crucial stage in the tournament. Rahul has been outstanding in the match as he played with patience and made sure he did not play any rash shots throughout his innings. Virat Kohli and his team will be proud of Rahul and will hope he can bat like this in the semifinal as well. 

21:55 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India vs Sri Lanka Live: KL Rahul enters the nervous nineties

Indian opening batsman KL Rahul has batted really well once again and deserves to score a hundred today. Rahul should make sure he takes the team home today which will help his confidence just before the important semi-final. 

21:45 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Indian fans will be hoping South Africa beats Australia today

Indian fans will be backing South Africa to beat Australia as that will help India reach the top of the points table. The first semi-final will take place on 9th July at Manchester. India has won both the matches that they have played at Old Trafford. 

21:40 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Virat Kohli walks out to bat after Rohit Sharma's dismissal

Indian captain Virat Kohli has walked out to bat as India look to win this game.

21:21 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Rohit Sharma smashes his fifth hundred in the World Cup

Rohit Sharma becomes the first batsman to score 5 hundreds in a World Cup.  This man has been at his best and Indian team will be loving this from the Hit-man. Fans all across the country will be hoping Sharma can score big in the semifinals as well. 

21:13 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! Rohit Sharma nears his hundred

Timed to perfection through covers as Rohit Sharma moves towards his fifth hundred. 

21:11 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! Slower ball smashed over long on

KL Rahul smashed the slower ball for a boundary over the long on as he moves into the seventies. 

21:10 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Meanwhile in Australia vs South Africa

South African captain Faf Du Plessis scored his first century of the tournament before being dismissed by Behrendorff.

21:06 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! Rohit hits consecutive boundaries

Rohit is at his best as he moves closer to his 5th hundred in the World Cup for India. 

21:05 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Sri Lankan bowlers have struggled once again

On a track that was supposed to be slow in the second half of the innings, Sri Lankan bowlers have failed to exploit the surface. The captaincy from Karunaratne has also been questionable as Sri Lanka has not used spinners on this track. 

20:52 (IST)06 Jul 2019
KL Rahul reaches another fifty

Back to back fifties for KL Rahul as India look to be in total control at the moment. Can Rahul score a hundred today?

20:51 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Can India top the points table?

India are batting really well and it looks like they have a chance to win this match.  In the other match where South Africa is facing Australia, the Proteas are in a commanding position with skipper Faf scoring his first hundred of the World Cup. If Australia is defeated by South Africa then India will face New Zealand in the semi-final on 9th July. 

20:44 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Rohit Sharma becomes second Indian batsman to score 600 runs in World Cup

The Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma is now the only player behind Sachin Tendulkar to score 600 plus runs in a World Cup for India. Sharma has been in top form throughout the World Cup and has managed to perform for India regularly. 

20:38 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Rohit Sharma crosses Shakib Al Hasan to become leading run scorer!

Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma surpassed Shakib Al Hasan to become the leading run scorer in ICC World Cup 2019.  Sharma has the chance to score his fifth century of the tournament and with that, he can also become the only batsman in the world to have 5 centuries in a single World Cup. 

20:35 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India reaches 100!

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have batted well once again providing the team with a solid start which has set up the platform for the run chase. 

20:28 (IST)06 Jul 2019
KL Rahul has played well with Sharma

KL Rahul has batted well with Rohit Sharma as he moves closer to his half-century. Rahul should look to bat through the innings as it will give him and the Indian team a lot of confidence going into the semi-final of the World Cup. 

20:24 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Fifty up for Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma smashes fifty with a SIX over mid off. He has been in fine form during this World Cup and has smashed two back to back sixes to derail the Sri Lankan bowling attack. 

20:17 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Will Rohit Sharma score another hundred?

Rohit Sharma has been batting beautifully once again and is getting good support from the other end.  He has been batting well and Sri Lankan bowlers are looking clueless against the Indian batsmen. 

20:06 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Meanwhile in Australia vs South Africa
20:02 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! Rohit puts it through the covers

Rohit Sharma is batting beautifully at the moment. He timed the ball to perfection for another boundary as India look in total control at the moment. 

20:00 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Will Dhoni bat up the order?

MS Dhoni can be promoted up the order as he can bat with the top order and can take his time to get his eye in. This will be good for the team as well as Dhoni as it will give him confidence going into the semi-final of the World Cup. It will interesting to see who India faces in the semi-final. 

19:46 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Fifty up for India

India has reached the fifty mark as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have batted really well. Both are looking confident and India will hope that they can carry on like this till the very end. 

19:42 (IST)06 Jul 2019
How will Sri Lanka stop Rohit and Rahul?

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will have to be dismissed early if Sri Lanka wants to put pressure on India. It will be interesting to see if  Karunaratne gives the ball to spinner as the only time Rohit Sharma got out for a duck was against Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. Teams have not tried that since India's game against Afghanistan. 

19:36 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! Back to back boundaries

Rohit Sharma has hit two consecutive boundaries of Lasith Malinga as India are off to a solid start. 

19:35 (IST)06 Jul 2019
Lasith Malinga can trouble India!

Lasith Malinga will be the key for Sri Lanka as they will need quick wickets if they want to put pressure on the Indian team. Rahul and Rohit have been dealing in boundaries at the moment which is not something Sri Lanka will want. 

19:23 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! Rahul gets another boundary

KL Rahul smashes another boundary. These are good signs for the Indian team. 

19:22 (IST)06 Jul 2019
KL Rahul smashes FOUR!

KL Rahul smashes his first boundary of the match as India look to put pressure on the Sri Lankan bowlers.

19:20 (IST)06 Jul 2019
FOUR! First boundary for India

Rohit Sharma smashes the first boundary of the match for India. 

19:17 (IST)06 Jul 2019
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma open the innings!

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will have to bat really well if India wants to win this match.  On the other hand, Malinga will be the key for Sri Lanka. 

18:42 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India needs 265 to win against Sri Lanka

A good final over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India restrict Sri Lanka for 265. It looked like Sri Lanka would have reached the 280 run mark if Angelo Mathews had batted till the last ball of the Sri Lankan innings. 

18:39 (IST)06 Jul 2019
OUT! Stunning catch from Hardik

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his first wicket of the match as Hardik Pandya takes a blinder to help India get rid off Thisara Perera. 

18:38 (IST)06 Jul 2019
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Wides not helping here

Indian team management will have to rethink their strategy before the semi-final. Kumar has been in top form but today has not been the best day for him.

After winning seven games out of eight, India will be looking to get one more win before their semifinal match. Captain Virat Kohli along with the Indian team will not take this game lightly as Sri Lanka has the ability to break India's momentum going into the semifinals of the World Cup. The fast bowlers will be crucial in the match once again for India.
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