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India vs Sri Lanka World Cup: India showcased their prowess against Sri Lanka in a remarkable match filled with record-breaking performances. From batting feats to bowling milestones, the game had it all. Let’s dive into the remarkable moments that unfolded during this high-stakes match.
Batsmen Shine for India
India lost the early wicket of Rohit Sharma, but the duo of Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli responded emphatically, notching up 92 and 88 runs, respectively. Their partnership contributed a staggering 189 runs to India’s total. Later, Shreyas Iyer stepped up, adding 82 runs, enabling India to cross the 350-run mark.
On the Sri Lankan side, Dilshan Madushanka put up an outstanding performance, claiming a five-wicket haul.
Sri Lanka’s Early Collapse
Sri Lanka’s innings began on a nightmarish note, finding themselves at 3/4, 14/6, 22/7, and 29/8, eventually being dismissed. Jasprit Bumrah initiated the collapse with his very first ball, with Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami joining the party. Remarkably, Mohammed Shami, in only his third match, secured another five-wicket haul, while Mohammed Siraj’s impressive record against Sri Lanka continued.
India’s Semifinal Qualification and Sri Lanka’s Exit
India’s triumph secured their place in the World Cup semifinals, marking their fourth successive qualification from 2011 to 2023. In contrast, Sri Lanka joined Bangladesh in being eliminated from the 2023 World Cup.
Record Breaking India vs Sri Lanka World Cup
The match was not short of record-breaking moments:
- According to ESPNcricinfo, India’s total of 357/8 is now their fourth-highest team total in ODI World Cups. This game marked their second-highest score against Sri Lanka. Additionally, it became the fifth-highest team total in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and India’s first score of 300-plus at this venue.
- On the flip side, Sri Lanka posted their third-lowest score in ODI history, with their lowest being 43/10 against South Africa in 2012. Their dismal performance also included being bowled out for 50 against India in the Asia Cup final in September, and now, their 55/10 in this match stands as their third-lowest total.
- India’s 302-run victory was the second-largest margin of victory in ODI World Cups, with Australia’s 309-run win against the Netherlands in the same tournament holding the record. This victory also became India’s second-largest win in ODIs, with their highest being a 317-run win against Sri Lanka.
- Mohammed Shami’s remarkable performance made him the most successful bowler for India in World Cups, surpassing Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan in terms of wickets taken, amassing a total of 45 ODI World Cup wickets.
- Shami also claimed the joint-most number of five-wicket hauls in ODI World Cups, sharing the record with Australia’s Mitchell Starc. Notably, several other bowlers have recorded two five-wicket hauls in ODI World Cups.
- Shami’s performance in this match marked his second streak of three consecutive 4-plus wicket hauls in ODI history, with the first streak occurring during the 2019 World Cup. Only Pakistan’s Waqar Younis has achieved this feat more often, doing so three times.
- Furthermore, Shami recorded the best figures by a pacer at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and his performance also ranked as the second-best figures by a bowler in ODIs at this venue, with Murali Kartik’s six-wicket haul remaining the best.
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