ICC Cricket World Cup-2019: Rohit-Rahul’s Century, India win against Sri Lanka. The four teams of the semis have been set right before. So today (Saturday) the first round match is just about the rules. Yet it has additional importance. That is, the top team of the points table will determine the basis of the different matches in India and Australia.
On the way, India has done its job properly. Virat Kohli has won his last match by boasting Sri Lanka. In reply to Sri Lanka’s 264 runs, Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul scored an unbeaten 7-wicket win over India, with the remaining 39 balls.
The win resulted in India’s 15 points from 9 win-losses and 1 run-win match. Australia have played 14 games in eight matches against South Africa. If the Australians fail to win the last match, India will play by number one semifinal.
India’s Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul made a huge 189-run stand in reply to 265 runs. Rohit, who took his fifth century in the World Cup, was out for 103 runs. In addition to the highest score in this year’s edition, Hitman, who is also the world record holder of the highest number of ODIs in a single format, also has one of the highest runs in this year.
After recovering from Rohit, his opener Lokesh Rahul picked up his century in the right direction. But Rahul did not give the last skew. He scored 111 runs. There was not enough time for Rishav Pantar, he scored 4 runs.
But captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 34 and Harmeet Pandey finished the match with unbeaten 7 runs. Lasith Malinga, who took 10 wickets in his last match of the World Cup, took 1 for 82 runs.
Earlier, the failure of the top order was tantamount to Sri Lanka. But Angelo Mathews, who scored a superb century in the face of danger, bowled Indian bowlers, Sri lanka scored 264 runs for 7 wickets in Leeds after scoring their runs in this Century.
Sri Lankan did not get relief from the start when they won the toss. Captain Dimooth Karunaratne (10) was caught by Kusal Perera in the opening pair of 17 runs in the opening pair.
After that, Kusal Perera (18), Kusal Mendis (3) and Avishka Fernando (20) showed the failure. Sri Lanka, after losing 4 wickets for 55 runs in a bigger crisis.
Mathews, after being dismissed in the 49th over of the innings after a 74-run sixth wicket stand. But the right-hander has taken a great century before he has a century. His 113-ball innings against 128 balls was 10 boundaries and 2 in the six.
At the end of the match, the need for batting batting was not able to meet the needs of Dhananjay De Silva, Thesara Perera. Perera returned with two runs to run out Dhananjay remained unbeaten on 29 runs from 36 balls.