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India vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Leeds Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 6, 2019, 10:44 PM IST

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SL vs IND Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 44 ODI, Headingley, Leeds, 06 July, 2019

Sri Lanka

264/7

(50.0) RR 5.28

v/s
India

265/3

(43.3) RR 6.09

India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:30 (IST)

    INDIA WIN: India complete their leagues with a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Lankans. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma tons take India home comfortably. 

  • 22:22 (IST)

    OUT: And Udana has a wicket here. He bangs one in short and Pant misses it completely. The result is that he is LBW for 4. India are still in the driver's seat as it's 253/3 in 42 overs. 

  • 22:15 (IST)

    OUT: Malinga starts a fresh over and Rahul muscles past covers for a four. The next ball he hits the ball past midwicket for a four. Rahul is looking for to finish this match quickly. Another over comes to an end. Out of nowhere Malinga has a wicket here. A short one, and Rahul manages to glove it. Rahul goes for 111. India are 244/2. 

  • 22:04 (IST)

    First World Cup century for Rahul. What a moment for the 27-year-old! Raises his arms, kisses the badge on his helmet and the relief on his face is so evident. All that he has been through this year, from the suspension to being in and out of the side, this is an indeed special century. Gets the ton with a dab down to third man for a single. Soaks in the applause and back to grind now. Just the third time both openers of a team have scored a century in the same innings.

  • 21:30 (IST)

    GONE! Oh, he is livid with himself. A nothing length delivery outside off stump from Rajitha, Rohit checks his shot but cannot find the elevation. Ends up hitting it straight to mid-on where Mathews completes a simple chance. But what a knock this has been. The ground stands in applause as he walks off for a stupendous 103.

  • 21:24 (IST)

    The tension is palpable. The crowd waiting in anticipation, 'Rohit, Rohit' chants engulf the stadium. Starts the over with a single down to deep square leg. He is taking it slowly. Well, why wouldn't he? Such chances on such a big stage don't come often. Three dot balls on the trot for him. And he gets it with a pull wide of deep midwicket. Goodness me! What a man, what a performer. Fifth century of the World Cup. No batsman in the history of this prestigious tournament has ever scored five tons in a single edition. He has brought his A game and boy is he firing on all cylinders. And to think of it, he still has a possible two more games to go. Phew!

  • 21:07 (IST)

    Rohit certainly looking set for century no. 5 at the World Cup. What a phenomenal achievement will that be if he gets there. Short and wide from Udana, he stays leg side of the ball and crashes it past the diving backward point for a four. He then goes for an inside out drive, gets a thick outside edge but as they say fortune favours the brave. The ball eludes the leaping 'keeper as Rohit moves to 89. India 160/0 after 26 overs.

  • 21:02 (IST)

    FOUR: Malinga comes back into the attack now. Can he get a wicket for the Lankans, remains to be seen. He keeps the length short and Rahul pulls him for an easy four. 11 runs come from the over as India are 152/0 after 25 overs. 

  • 20:51 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR RAHUL: And Rahul drives de Silva through the covers for a four and gets to his fifty. A great innings from Rahul, one that will give him immense confidence. He follows it up with a towering six. He doesn't stop there and gets another four. India move to 137/0 after 23 overs. 

  • 20:40 (IST)

    FOUR: Thisara Perera comes for another over. And he pulls Perera for another four. This is exceptional batting by the Hitman. He ends the over with a single and moves to 66. India are 109/0. 

  • 20:25 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR ROHIT: Dhanajaya de Silva comes into the attack and he is greeted with a six by Rohit.He brings it up in 48 balls. What an excellent knock this has been as he hits another straight six. India are 97/0 after 17 overs. 

22:36 (IST)
Words of praise coming from Sehwag
22:30 (IST)

INDIA WIN: India complete their leagues with a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Lankans. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma tons take India home comfortably. 

22:22 (IST)

OUT: And Udana has a wicket here. He bangs one in short and Pant misses it completely. The result is that he is LBW for 4. India are still in the driver's seat as it's 253/3 in 42 overs. 

22:21 (IST)
Good for India for Rahul getting some runs under his belt
22:15 (IST)

OUT: Malinga starts a fresh over and Rahul muscles past covers for a four. The next ball he hits the ball past midwicket for a four. Rahul is looking for to finish this match quickly. Another over comes to an end. Out of nowhere Malinga has a wicket here. A short one, and Rahul manages to glove it. Rahul goes for 111. India are 244/2. 

22:10 (IST)

Still not taking any major risks these two, Happy with the singles. They want to be till the end and rightly so. Just the four runs off the Udana over - 40th of the innings. India 234/1 after 40 overs. Need a further 31 runs for a win.

22:07 (IST)

The century done, now both batsmen open up. Kohli gets one in his arc from Malinga and he thumps it straight over mid-on for a four. Three more singles and India move ever so close to their target. Just 35 more needed in 66 balls. 

22:04 (IST)

First World Cup century for Rahul. What a moment for the 27-year-old! Raises his arms, kisses the badge on his helmet and the relief on his face is so evident. All that he has been through this year, from the suspension to being in and out of the side, this is an indeed special century. Gets the ton with a dab down to third man for a single. Soaks in the applause and back to grind now. Just the third time both openers of a team have scored a century in the same innings.

21:58 (IST)

Doing it in singles and doubles the two and understandably so. Rahul is desperate to get that elusive hundred and is taking it cautiously. India don't need to worry about any net run rates and any such things. Ones and twos the way to go. India need a further 44 runs to win off 78 balls.

21:50 (IST)

Dhananjaya de Silva comes back into the attack. He has been expensive today, let's see how he goes in his second spell. Better comeback from the off-spinner Just the four runs of the over and India are 211/1 after 35 overs

21:47 (IST)

Dong it in singles and doing it with ease so far. Rahul has entered into the 90s and Kohli has started off well too. All going to plan and India need just 58 runs to win

21:43 (IST)

Rahul chugging along nicely as he gets closer to a century of his own. He has had enough starts in the tournament and will be good for him if he manages to convert this one into a three-figure score. Rajitha drops it short and Rahul has all the time in the world to rock back and pummel it wide of deep square leg fo a four. The boundary also brings up India's 200 up. They are 203/1 after 33 overs.

21:38 (IST)

Now that's a stat!

21:37 (IST)

Good over for Sri Lanka, well they got a wicket. Kohli though is up and running. A pitched up delivery with oodles of width and Kohli gets off the mark with a delightful cover drive. What a way to get going. India 194/1 after 31 overs.

21:30 (IST)

GONE! Oh, he is livid with himself. A nothing length delivery outside off stump from Rajitha, Rohit checks his shot but cannot find the elevation. Ends up hitting it straight to mid-on where Mathews completes a simple chance. But what a knock this has been. The ground stands in applause as he walks off for a stupendous 103.

21:26 (IST)

The accolades flow in!

21:24 (IST)

The tension is palpable. The crowd waiting in anticipation, 'Rohit, Rohit' chants engulf the stadium. Starts the over with a single down to deep square leg. He is taking it slowly. Well, why wouldn't he? Such chances on such a big stage don't come often. Three dot balls on the trot for him. And he gets it with a pull wide of deep midwicket. Goodness me! What a man, what a performer. Fifth century of the World Cup. No batsman in the history of this prestigious tournament has ever scored five tons in a single edition. He has brought his A game and boy is he firing on all cylinders. And to think of it, he still has a possible two more games to go. Phew!

21:17 (IST)

Doing it with ease these two. Three singles off the Udana over and India completely bossing the chase. Rohit is on 97. Will he go for it the next over? India 177/0 after 28 overs. 

21:14 (IST)

Rahul opening up as well now. Malinga delivers the slower ball but that is picked up well by the opener who deposits it up and over the mid-on fielder for a four. Rohit then gets into the act. To be honest that was a ball to be put away and Rohit does it with ease. Low full toss outside off, he drills it through covers. Moves to 95. India collect 14 off the over. 

21:07 (IST)

Rohit certainly looking set for century no. 5 at the World Cup. What a phenomenal achievement will that be if he gets there. Short and wide from Udana, he stays leg side of the ball and crashes it past the diving backward point for a four. He then goes for an inside out drive, gets a thick outside edge but as they say fortune favours the brave. The ball eludes the leaping 'keeper as Rohit moves to 89. India 160/0 after 26 overs.

21:02 (IST)

FOUR: Malinga comes back into the attack now. Can he get a wicket for the Lankans, remains to be seen. He keeps the length short and Rahul pulls him for an easy four. 11 runs come from the over as India are 152/0 after 25 overs. 

20:51 (IST)

FIFTY FOR RAHUL: And Rahul drives de Silva through the covers for a four and gets to his fifty. A great innings from Rahul, one that will give him immense confidence. He follows it up with a towering six. He doesn't stop there and gets another four. India move to 137/0 after 23 overs. 

20:47 (IST)

Perera has been bowling a lot of slower deliveries, and that is not helping him at the moment, The batsmen are comfortably reading his deliveries. Sri Lanka need to come up with better tactics. Another over comes to an end as India move to 120/0 after 22 overs. 

20:43 (IST)
India looking to wrap the match early
20:40 (IST)

FOUR: Thisara Perera comes for another over. And he pulls Perera for another four. This is exceptional batting by the Hitman. He ends the over with a single and moves to 66. India are 109/0. 

20:36 (IST)

De Silva continues. The run-rate has come down a little in the last few overs, but India are still in total command. Just four runs come from the over as India reach their 100. It's 103/0 in 19 overs. 

20:31 (IST)
Exceptional stats for Rohit
20:25 (IST)

FIFTY FOR ROHIT: Dhanajaya de Silva comes into the attack and he is greeted with a six by Rohit.He brings it up in 48 balls. What an excellent knock this has been as he hits another straight six. India are 97/0 after 17 overs. 

20:22 (IST)

Perera continues. Sri Lanka need to find a way to break this partnership. At least the bowlers have managed to stop the boundaries for now. Another good over comes to an end. India add two runs to the total as India reach 83/0 after 16 overs. 

20:18 (IST)

Isuru Udana comes for yet another over. It's a good over considering only two runs come off it. India are gradually moving towards the win. It's 81/0 after 15 overs. 

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India vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Leeds Highlights: As it Happened

India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL), ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Leeds Latest Updates:INDIA WIN: India complete their leagues with a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Lankans. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma tons take India home comfortably.

India vs Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2019 on July 6th (Saturday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Headingley, Leeds and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (IND vs SL).

The game between in-form India and the out-of-form Sri Lanka at the Headingley Cricket Ground on Saturday might be a dead rubber of sorts on paper, but a lot is at stake if one digs in deep.

While India can keep chances of finishing the group stages of the 2019 World Cup as the top placed team alive, for Lanka it will be all about bowing out with a win against one of the tournament favourites.

Having struggled right through the tournament, this will be Lanka's ultimate chance to redeem themselves when they take on Virat Kohli's men at Headingley. More than the lack of ability, it has been a case of lack of consistency as the Lankan players have shown individual brilliance in phases.

While Kusal Perera leads the batting chart with 255 runs from six innings, he is followed by Dimuth Karunaratne as the captain has 212 runs to his name. Only three other batsmen have scored in triple figures and that speaks volumes of their failure to adapt.

In the bowling department, Lasith Malinga leads the show with 12 wickets from six games. While three of the players are still stuck with five wickets from six games.

For India, it will again be about cementing the fourth batsmen's slot as they inch closer to the business end. While Rishabh Pant has been given the position with the bat, the others also need to pitch in and support his endeavour.

But the team for now is happy to see him bat at no.4. And if Pant can repose the faith shown in him by the selectors and team management by scoring some runs, that will be the icing on the cake.

The bowling attack too, could wear a tricky look as there were talks of roping in Ravindra Jadeja in place of Dinesh Karthik for the last message. The rest of the bowlers pick themselves.

In fact, such has been the nature of the wickets that captains winnings the toss have not hesitated before deciding to bat first. All in all, it will be a tough battle between two teams from the sub continent.

Squads: England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett

India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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