Sunday, July 7, 2019

CWC19 : India beat Sri Lanka easily and tops the Points Table

Cricket World Cup 2019 Ind vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma is in amazing form and it also continued in the match against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma and K L Rahul kept no mercy on Sri Lankan bowlers and competed their own hundreds in the last league match of India. India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in very easy way that Sri Lanka was no near in competition to win. If this scenario continues then it is sure that India have World Cup 2019 just before 15 August 2019, Independence Day.

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Rohit Sharma's yet another brilliant tone against Sri Lanka
This was India's last league match and India wanted to be finish at top of the points table so that it has to face New Zealand in semi final as New Zealand is less dangerous comparing to England and Australia.

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first as most of the teams doing the same during this world cup as English pitches getting very slow and chasing the small target is becoming a big task for the teams batting second.

Sri Lanka came to bat first but things not went well for them. Indian pace bowlers specially Jasprit Bumrah gave no chance to score against him. Dimuth Karunaratne was the first to get back to pavilion by Bumrah in the fourth over. He managed to gets only 10 runs in his account.

Sri Lanka was trying to get out from the early breakthrough given by Bumrah then Bumrah again strike to get captain Kusal Parera on the score of 40. Kusal made 18 runs and became the second wicket of Jassi.

Things gone worst for Sri Lanka when Ravindra Jadeja struck on Sri Lanka. Jadeja took the wicket of Kusal Mendis, scored just 3 runs, on the score of 53. The score of Sri Lanka was just 55 while Hardik Pandya got the wicket of Avishka Fernando. Fernanado made 20 quick runs.

Sri Lanka lost 4 important wickets on the score of 55 runs and everything is happening worse for them. At one point it was looking that Sri Lanka will hardly cross the score of 100 runs but at this time experienced Angelo Mathews came to rescue Sri Lankan team doing partnership with Lahiru Thirimane.

Thirimane and Mathews added important 124 runs for fifth wicket partnership. Both of them batted really well with some great cricketing shots to entertain. Mathews made his century while Thirimanne made half century against India to reach the respective total for the team.

Thirimanne made 53 runs in 68 balls with the help of 4 fours. Kuldeep yadav took the wicket of Thirimanne and gave India fifth wicket. The partnership was very special for both of them as Sri Lanka were really struggling to make runs.

Angelo Mathews batted really well and made very crucial inning of 113 runs. Mathews hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his amazing inning for Sri Lanka and got bowled by Bumrah as he became the third wicket of Jassi Bumrah.

Sri Lanka made 264 runs in decided 50 overs with the lost of 7 wickets. Bumrah was the best bowler and most successful bowler during the Indian bowling. Rest of the bowlers Bhuvneshvar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav got 1 wicket each in their account.

Now it's time to show some classic batting from Indian team from Rohit Sharma and K L Rahul. Both the Indian openers are in amazing batting form and they proved it by their batting. Specially Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma, what a tremendous batsman he is. Rohit and Rahul gave opening partnership of 189 runs giving Sri Lanka no chance to come back in the game.

Both the openers played amazingly specially Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma played some amazing strokes to complete his 5th century in this world cup. Rohit completed his century in just 90 balls and made 103 runs from 94 balls. Rohit hit 14 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.

Rohit Sharma became the highest century hitting batsman in world cup keeping Kumar Sangakkara behind. Sangakkara was on top by hitting 4 centuries in 2015 world cup and now the record is hold by Rohit Sharma.

Lokesh Rahul also batted well and completed his century. Rahul made 111 runs in 118 balls with the help of 11 fours and 1 six. Captain Kohli made 34 runs and remain not out. Rishabh Pant made 4 runs in this nothing to do game for him. India made 235 runs in just 43.3 overs and won the match very easily. Sri Lanka were not in the game for a single moment. India is now on the top of the points table and will face to New Zealand on 9 July in Semi Finals. Rohit Sharma was selected man of the match.


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