World Cup 2019 India Vs Sri Lanka LIVE | Team India Eye Top Spot In The Points Table While Sri Lanka Look To Sign Off On A Winning Note

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Team India will be locking horns against Sri Lanka in their last league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Leed's on Saturday. India will be eyeing to somehow get to the top spot by beating the 1996 winners while the Lankans will be looking to salvage pride as they are already out of contention for the semis. India can finish on the first position provided Australia lose to South Africa later in the day.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

Team India will be locking horns against Sri Lanka in their last league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Leed's on Saturday. India will be eyeing to somehow get to the top spot by beating the 1996 winners while the Lankans will be looking to salvage pride as they are already out of contention for the semis. India can finish on the first position provided Australia lose to South Africa later in the day.
Update at 22:38
3 months ago

India edge past Sri Lanka comfortably seven wickets. 

Update at 22:22
3 months ago

Rishabh Pant disappoints as India are on the brink of victory.

India are 253/3 after 42 overs.

Update at 22:15
3 months ago

KL Rahul walks back after a splendid ton. His 118-ball 111 puts India in the driver's seat.

India are 244/2 after 41 overs.

Update at 21:28
3 months ago

Rohit Sharma departs after a brilliant ton. 

He is dismissed for 103 (94)

India are 189/1.

Update at 21:23
3 months ago

Rohit Sharma brings up his third consecutive ton off 92 balls. 

Rohit Sharma 102(92) 

Update at 21:02
3 months ago

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul taking India closer to the target as they cross 150.

India are 152/0 after 25 overs.

Update at 20:55
3 months ago

KL Rahul joins the party with a fantastic fifty.

 

Update at 20:44
3 months ago

Rohit Sharma has now become the highest run-scorer of this quadrennial event.

 

Update at 20:33
3 months ago

India race to 100 as both openers are looking in solid form. 

At 18.1 overs, India are 100-0

Update at 20:23
3 months ago

Rohit Sharma brings up his half-century with a magnificent six. 

Update at 20:17
3 months ago

At 15 overs, India are 81-0

Update at 19:43
3 months ago

50 comes up for India as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul play attacking knocks, with run-rate at 7.3 runs per over.

At 6.4 overs, India are 50-0 

 

Update at 19:28
3 months ago

India are off to a brisk start. 

After 3 overs, India are 27/0.

Update 19:11
3 months ago

India begins their run-chase of 265 as openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul make their way to the middle. 

Update at 18:42
3 months ago

Sri Lanka finish at 264/7 in their 50 overs.

Update at 18:38
3 months ago

Hardik Pandya takes a spectacular catch to dismiss Thisara Perera

T Perera 2(3)  c Pandya  b Kumar

After 49.2 overs, SL are 260-7

Update at 18:32
3 months ago

Angelo Mathews is dismissed for 113 as Bumrah picks up his third wicket.

A. Mathews 113 (127)  c R Sharma  b Bumrah

 

Update at 18:28
3 months ago

Sri Lanka gets to 250 from 47.4 overs

Update at 18:16
3 months ago

At 45 overs, Sri Lanka are 233-5

Update at 18:09
3 months ago

Angelo Mathews brings up his century off 115 balls.

At 43.5 overs, Sri Lanka are  226-5

Update at 17:50
3 months ago

Sri Lanka will now hope to put a good total on board, as India's spinners have bowled out their quota.

At 40 overs, Sri Lanka are 200-5

Update at 17:42
3 months ago

Kuldeep Yadav breaks the dangerous partnership as he sends back a well-set Thirimanne.

Sri Lanka are 179/5 in the 38th over.

Update at 17:35
3 months ago

Lahiru Thirimanne playing a good supporting knock by registering a fine half-century.

Sri Lanka are 168/4 in the 36th over.

Update at 17:22
3 months ago

Angelo Mathews scores a good half-century to keep Sri Lanka in command.

After 33 overs, Sri Lanka are 144/4.

Update at 17:08
3 months ago

Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne putting Sri Lanka back in the contest. 

After 30 overs, Sri Lanka are 127/4.

Update at 16:30
3 months ago

Sri Lanka are struggling against India's spinners. 

After 20 overs, Sri Lanka are 83-2 

Update at 16:12
3 months ago

India put Sri Lanka on the back foot with some crucial wickets.

After 15 overs, Sri Lanka are 60/4.

Update 15:58
3 months ago

Sri Lanka in trouble as Avishka Fernando is dismissed by Pandya

A Fernando  20 (21)  c Dhoni   b Pandya

At 11.4 overs, SL are 55-4

Update 15:52
3 months ago

Kusal Mendis dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja, as Dhoni is lightning fast behind the stumps. 

Kusal Mendis 3(13)  st Dhoni  b Jadeja

After 10.4 overs, Sri Lanka are 53-3 

Update at 15:49
3 months ago

Sri Lanka are trying to stabilize their innings after losing 2 early wickets. 

At 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 52-2

Update at 15:44
3 months ago

50 runs up for Sri Lanka in 8.5 overs. 

Update at 15:37
3 months ago

Kusal Perera gets dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah, as Dhoni takes a quick catch behind the stumps.

Kusal Perera  18(14)   c Dhoni   b Bumrah

At 7.1, Sri Lanka are 40-2

 

Update at 15:34
3 months ago

At 7 overs, Sri Lanka are 40-1

Update at 15:25
3 months ago

Sri Lanka retains a review, as Avishka Fernando gets a breather after an LBW scare. 

 

Update at 15:22
3 months ago

Avishka Fernando 0 (2)

Kusal Perera  17(11)

At 5 overs, Sri Lanka are 28-1

 

Update at 15:16
3 months ago

Jasprit Bumrah strikes as he removes Dimuth Karunaratne.

Sri Lanka are 17/1.

Update at 15:13
3 months ago

Sri Lanka are off to a good start as skipper Karunaratne scores a couple of boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

After 3 overs, Sri Lanka are 17/0.

Update at 15:00
3 months ago

Indian bowlers will be gunning for quick wickets as the Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera make their way out to the crease.

Update at 14:35
3 months ago

Sri Lanka to bat first after winning the toss.

 

Update at 14:15
3 months ago

What should a team do after winning the toss?

 

Update at 14:05
3 months ago

Can MS Dhoni once again finish off in style against Sri Lanka? 

 

Update at 13:28
3 months ago

Veteran Indian player Dinesh Karthik says that the Men In Blue will put their best game forward against Sri Lanka.

 

Update at 13:06
3 months ago

Can Lasith Malinga sign off on a winning note?

 

Update at 12:47 PM
3 months ago

The contest between India and Sri Lanka will also be the final one of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Headingley.

 

Update at 12:35 PM
3 months ago

As India get ready to look horns against Sri Lanka, here's a sneak peek into both teams' net sessions.

 

Update at 12:24
3 months ago

As India lock horns against Sri Lanka, Mayank Agarwal talks about being a part of the World Cup squad and also shares his feelings of playing ODI cricket for the first time.

 

3 months ago

Team India will be locking horns against Sri Lanka in their last league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Leed's on Saturday. India will be eyeing to somehow get to the top spot by beating the 1996 winners while the Lankans will be looking to salvage pride as they are already out of contention for the semis. India can finish on the first position provided Australia lose to South Africa later in the day. The Men In Blue are currently at the second position with six wins in eight matches and 13 points in their tally. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are at the sixth position with three wins and three losses in their eight matches and eight points. 

When it comes to the head-to-head meetings in World Cups, Sri Lanka lead India by a 4-3 margin. The island nation had registered victories in 1979, 1996(twice) and 2007 while India had emerged victorious in 1999, 2003 and 2011 editions respectively. After all, who can forget that heartbreaking moment during the 1996 semi-final where Sri Lanka were declared winners by default due to crowd trouble and in 2007 when Rahul Dravid & Co. were shown the exit door in the first round itself. However, all those heartbreaks were compensated when MS Dhoni hit the winning six as India were crowned  World Champions for the second time after a long wait of 28 years.

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At the same time, this is also veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga's final World Cup appearance. 

Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, with 544 runs that include record-equalling four tons, has been the stand-out player and skipper Virat Kohli, with five half-centuries and 400 plus aggregate, has also had a good World Cup but perhaps not exceptional by his standards.

In this backdrop, there cannot be a better opposition than Sri Lanka for Dhoni to check his bat swing at the death overs when Lasith Malinga will be firing in at the block-hole or bowl his variation of slower deliveries.

Sri Lankan off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva has been pretty economical, going at sub-5 rate in the matches that he has played. If Dhoni gets to play more balls during the middle overs against De Silva and score some runs, it will only boost his confidence.

In all the matches so far, Dhoni has managed only 47 runs in 81 balls against the spinners, his widely accepted weakness against the slower bowlers during middle overs coming to the fore.

(With PTI Inputs)

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