IND vs. SL Highlights: IND Qualifies for Semis with 302-Run Win

IND vs. SL Highlights Cricket World Cup 2023: India destroyed Sri Lanka by 302 runs on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, putting on yet another brutal display. With this result, India became the first country to qualify for the semifinals as they won their seventh straight game.

India was asked to bat first, and three half-centuries from Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer guided the team to an impressive score of 357/8. Following Rohit Sharma’s cheap dismissal in the opening over by Dilshan Madushanka, who went on to claim five wickets, Kohli and Gill both scored half-centuries on their way to an incredible partnership of 189 runs.

After Madushanka interrupted the wicket-taking partnership and prevented both set batsmen from reaching their century, Sri Lanka recovered thanks to the wickets of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. Iyer, though, returned to brilliant form and hammered off a 56-ball 82 to guarantee that India reached 300 before two thunderous strokes from Ravindra Jadeja in the closing stages lifted the total beyond 350.

Then, with a strike on the opening ball, Jasprit Bumrah gave India the ideal start. Then Mohammed Siraj broke the celebration, taking two wickets in an over to reduce Sri Lanka to 3-4. Siraj had collected 6/21 in the Asia Cup 2023 finals. The outstanding Mohammed Shami finished with five wickets as the Lankan innings was done in 19.4 overs.

IND vs. SL Highlights: Key Highlights

IND vs. SL Highlights: Key Highlights

With 45 wickets, Mohammed Shami is now India’s leading wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup. Prior to Shami assuming the top rank, Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath, each with 44 wickets, were dominating the chart.

Shami’s performance in the One-Day Internationals was his fourth fifer, the most for India. With three fifers apiece, Javagal Srinath and Harbhajan Singh are tied for second place.

In ODI World Cups, Shami has taken three five-wicket hauls, sharing the record with Mitchell Starc.

In the history of the ODI format, Shami is only the second bowler to capture three straight four-wicket hauls. He performed the same in the World Cup of 2019. The only bowler to achieve it more than once is Waqar Younis, who has done it three times.

In ODIs in 2023, Kohli’s performance of 88 enabled him to surpass 1000 runs. In eight calendar years, he is the only hitter to score 1000 runs or more in one-day internationals. By scoring 1000 or more runs in ODIs in seven calendar years, Sachin Tendulkar held the previous record, which Kohli shattered.

During his knock of 82, which is the highest maximum in the World Cup 2023 thus far, Shreyas Iyer hammered a 106-meter six.

India bowled Sri Lanka out for 55, the lowest total in ODI World Cup history for a full member nation. When Bangladesh played the West Indies in 2011, their score was the lowest ever (58).

IND vs. SL Highlights: Key Highlights

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