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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 44 Match Result India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Highlights

  •  22:36 (IST)Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for his knock of 103
  •  22:30 (IST)India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. India finish their league stage campaign on a winning note. And if Australia lose today, Virat Kohli and Co can finish on top of points table. After 44 overs,India 265/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 34 , Hardik Pandya 7)
  •  22:21 (IST)REVIEW AND OUT! Pant lbw b Udana 4(4)Excellent review It looked like a harmless review but has produced a wicket. Pant missed the ball trying to play a pull. Umpire gave it not out but it’s three reds on ball-tracking. India lose another wicket. 
  •  22:14 (IST)OUT! Rahul c Kusal Perera b Malinga 111(118) Malinga had his revenge. Rahul’s fabolous knock has come to an end. A short delivery that cramped Rahul for space. He wanted to duck the ball but ended up gloving it to the keeper. 
  •  22:02 (IST)HUNDRED!First World Cup hundred for KL Rahul. He gets to the landmark in 109 balls. Well played, Rahul! He takes off his helmet and kisses the tricolour to celebrate 
  •  21:29 (IST)OUT! Rohit c Mathews b Rajitha 103(94) Sri Lanka finally manage to take a wicket. More like Rohit has given away his wicket. He was looking to play a flashy drive but ended up chipping the shot to midoff fielder. He leaves the pitch with a standing ovation.
  •  21:22 (IST)HUNDRED! ROHIT CREATES HISTORY!He is the first man to score five tons in a single World Cup. Rohit gets to the landmark with a pull shot four. 
  •  20:52 (IST)FIFTY!Rohit played the punch over covers off back-foot to get to to his half-century with a four. His 3rd fifty in this World Cup.
  •  20:24 (IST)FIFTY!Rohit reaches to the landmark with a six. Dhananjaya de Silva’s first ball is dispatched over long off. 
  •  18:43 (IST)After 50 overs,Sri Lanka 264/7 ( Dhananjaya de Silva 29 , Isuru Udana 1)

    Bhuvneshwar will bowl the final over of the innings. His first delivery is right in the blockhole but misses his mark for a couple of deliveries bowling consecutive wides, Perera is caught brilliantly by a diving Hardik Pandya which is turns to be Bhuvi’s first wicket of the day. He ends with seven runs off his final over, finishing with abysmal figures of 10-0-73-1.Sri Lanka post a fighting total, especially recovering from a horrible start that they had in the first 15 overs. India will have to bat well on a sluggish surface to chase it down and enter the knockouts on the back of a win. Do join us for the chase in about 30 mins time from now.
  •  18:40 (IST)OUT!Miscue from Thisara Perera. Of course, it was the slower ball, that was pitched wide outside off stump, Perera aims for a big hit down the ground, never got close to the ball, just let his hands fetch for it. Skews the ball high in the air towards long off, where Hardik Pandya has to run in a few yards and then put in the dive to complete a superb catch.

    Perera c Hardik Pandya b Bhuvneshwar 2(3)
  •  18:34 (IST)OUT!Bumrah has his third! Mathews departs! Full delivery just outside off stump and Mathews times it really well but doesn’t get the elevation that he needed. Hits it straight to the cover fielder as the Lankans lose their sixth wicket. Fabulous knock either ways from Mathews, he walks off too a standing ovation.

    Mathews c Rohit b Bumrah 113(128)
  •  18:12 (IST)HUNDRED! What an innings, this has been from Angelo Mathews!Grafted his way initially and then when he got an opportunity to build on his start, he switched gears to now finally go into overdrive. A predictable slower short ball outside off from Pandya and he connects an upper cut over short third.
  •  17:45 (IST)OUT! Breakthrough!Thirimanne skips down the pitch to a flighted delivery from Kuldeep, he wants to create room and slam over extra-cover, but doesn’t account for the dip that he ends up skewing it off the outside edge to backward point. Much needed wicket for Kuldeep and India.

    Thirimanne c Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav 53(68) 
  •  17:36 (IST)FIFTY!Kuldeep Yadav slides it onto Thirimanne’s pads and he is able to just about get some bat to run it down to fine leg fence for a boundary to raise his half-century. Gritty innings from him too, providing good company to Mathews.
  •  17:23 (IST)FIFTY!Angelo Mathews hops back and works it off his ribs towards fine leg for a single to bring up his half-century. It has come off 76 balls, but it has been a vital knock, especially after the situation in which he came out to bat. Plucky innings from the senior pro.
  •  16:02 (IST)OUT!More trouble for Lanka. Slower bouncer, banged into the pitch by Hardik Pandya and Avishka Fernando was looking to ramp it over the keeper and slip cordon. He is early in the shot, deceived by the lack of pace. He could only gloves it to MS Dhoni, who has been involved in all four dismissals so far, takes a good low diving catch as the ball was almost dying on him

     Avishka Fernando c Dhoni b Hardik Pandya 20(21)
  •  15:55 (IST)OUT!It takes just four deliveries for Ravindra Jadeja to pick his first wicket in the tournament. Typical left-arm spinner’s dismissal, entices Kusal Mendis to come down the pitch with a loopy off-break, once he took the bait, the ball land and turns past his bat with MS Dhoni doing the rest.

    Kusal Mendis st Dhoni b Jadeja 3(13)
  •  15:41 (IST)OUT! Kusal Perera walks!This was bowled on middle stump, just about back of a length, the ball holds its line, instead of going with the angle and the arm, Perera is cut in halves and gets an inside edge to MS Dhoni. India appeal, umpire doesn’t raise his finger but Perera knows he has nicked it and he is on his bike. Bumrah on fire!

    Kusal Perera c Dhoni b Bumrah 18(14)
  •  15:19 (IST)OUT!Bumrah slants one across Karunaratne and it is a fairly wide delivery outside off stump, Karunaratne was looking cut off the back foot, with his previous shot stopped by Jadeja on point, this time he was perhaps looking to delay a shot just a little, but that spilt-second delay turns out to be fatal. He snicks it, almost off the bottom of the bat, to MS Dhoni. Early wicket for India.
     Karunaratne c Dhoni b Bumrah 10(17)
  •  14:33 (IST)Toss:Virat calls heads, but it is a tail. Sri Lanka win the toss and captain Dimuth Karunaratne elects to bat.

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