IND vs SL Match 44 : Rohit, KL Rahul power India to emphatic 7-wicket win

By Shyam
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Sports Desk – The match No. 44 of the Cricket World Cup 2019 was played between India and Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds. Team India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their ninth game to finish the league stage with 15 points. On the other hand, South Africa beat champions Australia by 10 runs in the final group stages match. A loss to South Africa in Manchester means Australia finish second on the points table behind India.

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Thus, India will face New Zealand in the first semifinal at Old Trafford, Manchester (July 9) whereas Australia will lock horns with England in the second semifinal at Edgbaston, Birmingham (July 11).

Toss : Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat

Sri Lanka Innings : Batting first, Sri Lanka started off slowly. Lanka posted a 264 for 7 in 50 overs.

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Team India Innings: In Reply, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul led India to a memorable win. Both Rohit and Rahul slammed respective centuries as the Virat Kohli-led side won the game with 6.3 overs to spare. While Rohit scored a brilliant 103 off 94 balls, Rahul notched up 111 runs off 118 balls en-route to his first World Cup hundred.

Playing XI
Team India : Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench: Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami

Sri Lanka : Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga

Bench: Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.