World Cup 2023: Team India into the Semi-Finals, becomes the first team of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 to achieve this milestone: India has played outstanding cricket against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Team India won their seventh match of ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 and became the first to qualify for the semi-finals.
The Indian player has played collective cricket in this match hence defeated Sri Lanka by a huge 302 runs. After Winning the match, India retained their top spot in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table.
Sri Lanka has played poor cricket with both bat and ball hence lost the crucial match against India. Now, their chance of getting into the semi-finals is very low. Dilshan Madushanka was the only player in this match,who performed well as he took five wickets haul for his team.
The victory against Sri Lanka was historic as India has officially qualified for the semi-finals and we can expect they will remain in first position throughout the tournament. In the latest ICC Men’s ODI World Cup Points Table, India with 14 points present at first position and have a net run rate of +2.102.
Indian bowlers shattered Sri Lankan in the World Cup 2023 (55/10 in 19.4 overs):
The Match between India and Sri Lanka was played at Wankhede Stadium and Sri Lanka won the toss, they decided to bowl first. While batting first, Team India lost the crucial wicket of skipper Rohit Sharma in the very first over of the match but after that, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill made a 189 runs partnership, which helped India to gain momentum in the match.
Virat Kohli scored 88 runs in 94 balls with 11 fours whereas Shubman Gill scored 92 runs in 92 balls with 11 fours and two sixes. In the end, Shreyas Iyer played a stormy inning of 82 runs and led Indian Team to a massive total of 357 runs in 50 overs.
From the Sri Lankan bowling department, Dilshan Madushanka got five wickets whereas Dushmantha Chameera took one wicket only. The poor fielding and leaking of runs put Sri Lanka on back-foot since the start of the match.
Sri Lanka came to bat in the second inning to chase the target of 358 runs but they got all out in just 55 runs as five players were out at duck.
The Indian bowlers’ dominating performance led Team India to win the match in just 19.4 overs. Mohd. Shami took second fifer in this tournament whereas Mohd. Siraj took three wickets. Siraj performance in this match was crucial for Team India as it will boost his confidence in the important matches like semi-finals.
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