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.