Today, India and Sri Lanka faced each other in Headingley, Leeds. ODI 44 of 48 is finalized now and it was a lucky day for team India. They have won the match by 7 wickets. India was a strong competition and they showed a true sportsmen spirit. Now, they are going to participate in the semifinals and reportedly, the first semifinal will be played between India and England. Few events can change the equation but still, at this moment, this is perceived to be true.
In today’s match, Sri Lankan captain won the toss and picked batting first. Karunaratne and Perera came on the pitch. Perera and Karunaratne were in a hurry so they went back to the pavilion after making 2 and 10 run each only. Jasprit Bumrah got 3 wickets in this match. Bumrah made a record of having 100 ODI wickets to his name.
Avishka Fernando felt lucky and scored 20 runs. Ravindra Jadeja got his first wicket in the first over because Kusal Mendis was out on 3 runs. Hardik Pandy got 1 wicket. After losing the fourth wicket, Sri Lanka was in deep trouble because Indian bowlers were sending their batsmen back terrifically.
Angelo Mathews was the only player who brought his team back in the match and made 113 runs and it was his first century in this entire tournament. He completed his 39th ODI fifty.
Umpire Ian Gould got retirement after the clash between Sri Lanka and India today and completed his 140th ODI. Thirimanne scored his half-century and made a total of 53 runs. Kuldeep Yadav got Thirimanne wicket. The entire Sri Lankan team was able to make 264/7 in the 50th over.
From the Indian side, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started the game and gave a very good start. KL Rahul made 111 runs after scored his third half-century. Rohit Sharma became the second Indian batsman to score 600 in a single World Cup edition. Rohit got out for 103 runs and scored his 5th century in the world cup. Lasith Malinga got 1 wicket today and collected his 56th World Cup wicket in his final match in the tournament.
Rishabh Pant made 4 runs and Isuru Udana sent him back and got 1 wicket. In the 43.3 overs, India made 265/3. India is now sitting on the first position on the points table with 7 wins, 1 loss, and 15 points. They are going to play in the semifinals but on the other hand, world Cup journey ends for Sri Lankan team and they are out of semifinals race after playing this last match.
Now, the second match is still going on between Australia and South Africa.
Regardless, what the results are but both teams showed good performance and now, the world is waiting for the semifinals round. We have to see who will win this world cup trophy because the countdown has started and we are just 2 matches away. Till then stay with us for receiving more thrilling news and results of this ongoing world cup.