Workforce India hammered Sri Lanka by a mammoth 302 runs in match quantity 33 of the 2023 World Cup on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. With the triumph, the Males in Blue additionally turned the primary staff to verify their place within the semi-finals of the ICC event.
Despatched into bat by Sri Lanka after shedding the toss, Workforce India obtained off to a disappointing begin as Dilshan Madushanka knocked over Rohit Sharma for 4. Nevertheless, Shubman Gill (92 off 92) and Virat Kohli (88 off 94) added 189 runs for the second wicket to place India in a commanding place.
Each the set batters had been dismissed in fast succession, after which India additionally misplaced KL Rahul (21) and Suryakumar Yadav (12). Nevertheless, Shreyas Iyer slammed an excellent 82 off 56 balls, putting three fours and 6 sixes. In direction of the top, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja additionally chipped in with a cameo of 35 in 24 balls.
Chasing an enormous goal of 358, Sri Lanka had been bundled out for an embarrassing 55 in 19.4 overs. Jasprit Bumrah trapped opener Pathum Nissanka leg earlier than with the primary ball of the chase.
Mohammed Shami (5/18) and Mohammed Siraj (3/16) then ran by the remainder of the batting order. The margin of victory, 302 runs, marks India’s greatest win in a males’s ODI World Cup sport and can be the second-biggest victory margin by runs within the historical past of the ICC event.
India will subsequent tackle South Africa within the 2023 World Cup
Having gained seven out of seven matches, the Males in Blue will subsequent face South Africa within the 2023 World Cup on the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, November 5.
The Proteas are positioned second within the factors desk, having gained six of their seven matches. Their solely loss has come towards the Netherlands in Dharamsala, a shortened sport by which they didn’t chase a goal of 246 in 43 overs.
South Africa are on a four-match successful spree, having defeated England, Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand. Of their final match, they hammered the Kiwis by 190 runs in Pune. Batting first, they put up 357/4 as Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen hit lots of.
Keshav Maharaj (4/46) and Marco Jansen (3/31) then starred with the ball as New Zealand had been bowled out for 167 in 35.3 overs.