India achieved an unbeaten 7/7 record, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the 2023 World Cup semifinals by defeating Sri Lanka with an impressive 302-run victory at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

In the India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on November 8, Sri Lanka’s captain, Kusal Mendis, elected to field first after winning the toss. Despite an early dismissal of Rohit Sharma by Dilshan Madushanka, who later secured a five-wicket haul, India managed to post a formidable total of 357/8. This was achieved through impressive half-centuries by Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer.

Kohli and Gill’s partnership of 189 runs showcased their prowess but fell short of centuries, thanks to Madushanka’s breakthrough. Sri Lanka fought back by dismissing KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. Nonetheless, Iyer’s aggressive 82 off 56 balls pushed India past the 300-run mark. Some powerful late hits by Ravindra Jadeja ensured India’s total crossed the 350-run milestone.

In response, India’s fast bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah made a brilliant start, with Bumrah taking a wicket on the first ball. Mohammed Siraj, who had previously taken 6 wickets in the Asia Cup 2023 finals, followed suit, grabbing two wickets in the same over to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 3-4. The in-form Mohammed Shami then secured five wickets, and Sri Lanka’s innings came to an end in just 19.4 overs with only 55 runs.

Last Updated on November 2, 2023

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