India’s dominant performance against Sri Lanka secured their spot in the semi-finals of the 2023 World Cup. They achieved a resounding victory by a staggering margin of 302 runs, showcasing their cricketing prowess. This win marked their seventh consecutive triumph in the tournament, firmly establishing them as the only undefeated team at the World Cup. Rohit Sharma’s leadership and the team’s exceptional skills have been key to their remarkable journey in the competition.
India batted first and put up an impressive total of 357 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Shubhman Gill’s exceptional performance led the charge with a high score of 92 runs, while Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer contributed significantly with 88 and 82 runs, respectively. However, Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka proved to be a formidable force, taking five crucial wickets.
Sri Lanka’s response was disappointing, as they could only manage to score 55 runs. Kasun Rajita top-scored for the team with 14 runs, but five Sri Lankan batsmen were dismissed without adding any runs to the board. India’s bowling attack was dominant, with Mohammed Shami taking five wickets, while Mohammed Siraj contributed with three wickets. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with one wicket each, securing India’s convincing victory.
Mohammed Shami’s exceptional bowling performance earned him the title of Player of the Match. His precision, pace, and ability to consistently break through the opposition’s defenses made him a standout performer in the game.
India 1st innings 357-8( 50)
Shubman Gill 92(92)
Virat Kohli 88(94)
Dilshan Madushanka 5-80
Dushmantha chameera 1-71
Srilanka 2nd inning 55-10 (19.4)
Kasun Rajitha 17(17)
Maheesh Theekshana 12(23)
Mohammed Shami 5-18
M Siraj 3-16