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india vs sri lanka world cupIndia Dominates Sri Lanka with a Resounding 302-Run Victory in the 2023 Cricket World Cup

India become first team to qualify for 2023 World Cup semi-finals with unbeaten 7/7 record.

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In a stunning display of cricket prowess, the Indian cricket team left spectators in awe as they demolished Sri Lanka with a 302-run victory at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai during the 2023 World Cup. This remarkable win secured India’s seventh consecutive victory in the tournament and also marked their qualification for the semifinals.

 

A Batting Masterclass

India’s batting lineup showcased their class, with half-centuries from Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer, propelling the team to a formidable total of 357/8 after being invited to bat first. The early dismissal of Rohit Sharma by Dilshan Madushanka was quickly overshadowed by Kohli and Gill’s partnership, which amassed an impressive 189 runs. Madushanka, who ultimately claimed a five-wicket haul, put an end to their dominant stand, denying both batsmen their centuries. Sri Lanka found hope with the wickets of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav, but Iyer’s explosive 82 off 56 balls ensured India’s score crossed the 300-mark. Ravindra Jadeja’s late onslaught, contributing 35 off 24 balls, pushed the total beyond 350.

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Bowlers on Fire

India’s bowlers carried the momentum forward, with Jasprit Bumrah delivering a perfect start, striking in the very first ball. Mohammed Siraj, who had previously shone with a 6/21 performance in the Asia Cup 2023 finals, added to Sri Lanka’s woes with two quick wickets in the same over, reducing them to 3-4. The prolific Mohammed Shami completed a five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka’s innings came to a close in just 19.4 overs.India in Semi-Finals | Lanka Dahan

 

Records and Milestones

Virat Kohli achieved a significant milestone, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs scored in a single year in the ODI format. While he reached the 1000-run mark in ODIs against Sri Lanka, he fell short of matching Sachin’s record of 49 ODI centuries.

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Strong Start for India

India’s journey in the match began with Sri Lanka winning the toss and opting to field at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. Rohit Sharma, who hails from Mumbai, was happy with this decision, and he and Shubman Gill opened the batting for India. Unfortunately, Rohit’s early dismissal brought Virat Kohli to the crease in the very first over.

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India’s Unbeaten Streak

Rohit Sharma’s India remained the only unbeaten side in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, securing seven consecutive wins and becoming the first team to qualify for the semifinals.

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Sri Lanka’s Rollercoaster Ride

Sri Lanka had experienced a rollercoaster ride in the tournament, starting with successive defeats to South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia. However, they bounced back with strong wins in their next two matches, including a victory over reigning world champions England. Unfortunately, a defeat to Afghanistan in their last match dealt a blow to their World Cup hopes.

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Sri Lanka, currently in 7th place on the ICC World Cup Points Table with 4 points, will be eager to return to winning ways to stay alive in the tournament.

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Conclusion

India’s comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka in the 2023 World Cup showcased their cricketing prowess and solidified their position as one of the top contenders for the tournament. With strong performances from both batsmen and bowlers, India’s journey in the World Cup continues to captivate cricket fans worldwide, and their unbeaten streak sends a strong message to their opponents.

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