Thursday, 2 November – India Vs Sri Lanka ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Mumbai
Date: Thursday, November 02, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Toss: Sri Lanka has won the toss and elected to field
India 7 consecutive Victory in this ICC World Cup 2023
With this strong win, India became the first team to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
Today, they’ve done it again just like Twelve years back, India celebrating its double victory at the famous Wankhede Stadium for team India and securing their spot in the tournament’s semi-finals. It’s Big a coincidence that, on both occasions, Sri Lanka won the toss but couldn’t win the match.
Wankhede also seems to be a lucky place for the Indian team, Today’s match between India and Sri Lanka exactly looks like a repeat of Sri Lanka’s bad luck from the Asia Cup final. It was Sri Lanka’s big mistake for them to choose to bowl first at the tricky Wankhede Stadium, where the ball can be tricky.
Indian Batting Brilliance:
India came to Bat First, in the first half of the First Inning, and the Indian batsmen put on a stunning show with the bat. Virat Kohli scored a solid 88 runs, with 11 beautiful boundaries, on the other side wicket was Shubman Gill, who was brilliant, making 92 runs with 11 fours and 2 big sixes. And Shreyas Iyer’s end was simply on fire, smashing the Fastest 82 runs off just 56 balls, including 6 big sixes and 3 fours. These three players showed their strength and talent at the Mumbai evening with their incredible performances.
Kohli and Gill’s partnership, worth 189 runs for the second wicket, set the base for a massive total. While none of them made it and reached a century, their contributions were valuable. Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka did manage to shine by taking five key wickets, but his brilliance was soon overshadowed.
The real star of the show Shreyas Iyer took away the match to the big total. His explosive innings during the death overs pushed India to a put up a grand total of 357/8. Now, it was Sri Lanka’s turn to face the challenge of chasing down this big target of 358 runs.
Sensational Bowling Show:
The game completely turned around in the early part of the match when India’s fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami, delivered an explosive performance and skills with the ball and breaking Sri Lanka’s top-order batsmen, leaving them in deep trouble. With a wonderful start by the Indian Bowling unit, Sri Lanka’s average score was only 14/6. Both of Sri Lanka’s opening batsmen, Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne, were out at Zero, and their captain, Kusal Mendis, managed just one run before Mohammed Shami’s exceptional bowling left Sri Lanka and him in a desperate situation.
Charith Asalanka fought hard to score 1 run off 24 balls, but others couldn’t even manage that. Shami was the star, taking 5 wickets for just 18 runs. Mohammed Siraj also played brilliantly, taking 3 wickets for 16 runs, and Bumrah chipped in with a crucial wicket, getting one for 8 runs.
The match started with a first wicket taken by Bumrah with the very first ball. After that, Sri Lanka struggled to score, and their score was 3/4, then 14/6, 22/7, and finally, they got all out for just 55 runs. Sri Lanka was saved a bit of relief from not getting embarrassed as they managed to score more than the lowest-ever total in Cricket World Cup history, which is 36 runs Made by Canada.
After the early damage caused by Siraj and Bumrah, Shami took five wickets. This was the third time he’s taken five wickets in a World Cup, and now second time in this tournament. If we subtract the 9 extra runs that India gave, the match would have been even more one-sided. However, the outcome of the match was already decided.
Historic Victory and Key Statistics:
Sri Lanka Avoids Cricket History’s Lowest Score
On November 2, in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Sri Lanka barely escaped from making an embarrassing record. They managed to avoid scoring the lowest total ever seen in the history of the World Cup, a record held by Canada with just 36 runs.
Shami Shines, Sri Lanka Breathes a Sigh of Relief
A cricketer named Mohammed Shami was the hero of the day. He took five wickets in this game, and it was his third time achieving this feat in World Cup history.
- India’s total of 357/8 is their highest in this ICC World Cup 2023 tournament so far.
- Mohammed Shami became India”s leading wicket-taker at Men’s Cricket World Cups with 5/18 from five overs.
- The 302-run victory is the fourth-largest margin of victory by runs in men’s ODI cricket history.
- It is the second-largest margin at a World Cup, trailing only Australia’s victory over the Netherlands.
- India’s 302-run win is their biggest at a World Cup, underlining their dominance.
- Shreyas Iyer’s six in the 36th over, spanning 106 meters, is the biggest hit of the tournament.
This historic win by India will go down in the annals of cricket history, marking a memorable chapter in their journey at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
India Innings: 357/8 (50 Overs)
|Rohit (c) (b Dilshan Madushanka)||4||2||1||0||200.00|
|Shubman Gill (c Kusal Mendis b D. Madushanka)||92||92||11||2||100.00|
|Kohli (c) (c Pathum Nissanka b D. Madushanka)||88||94||11||0||93.62|
|Shreyas Iyer (c M Theekshana b D. Madushanka)||82||56||3||6||146.43|
|Rahul (wk) (c Dushan Hemantha b Chameera)||21||19||2||0||110.53|
|Suryakumar Yadav (c Kusal Mendis b D. Madushanka)||12||9||2||0||133.33|
|Ravindra Jadeja (run out (Samarawickrama/Kusal Mendis)||35||24||1||1||145.83|
|Shami (run out (Kusal Mendis)||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Bumrah (not out)||1||1||0||0||100.00|
Did not Bat: Kuldeep Yadav, Siraj
Extras: 20 (b 5, lb 6, w 8, nb 1)
Powerplays: Overs 0.1-10: 60 Runs
Fall of Wickets:
4-1 (Rohit, 0.2)
193-2 (Shubman Gill, 29.6)
196-3 (Kohli, 31.3)
256-4 (Rahul, 39.2)
276-5 (Suryakumar Yadav, 41.3)
333-6 (Shreyas Iyer, 47.3)
355-7 (Shami, 49.3)
357-8 (Ravindra Jadeja, 50)
Sri Lanka Innings: 55/10 (19.4 Overs)
|Pathum Nissanka (lbw b Bumrah)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Dimuth Karunaratne (lbw b Siraj)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Kusal Mendis (c & wk) (b Siraj)||1||10||0||0||10.00|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama (c Shreyas Iyer b Siraj)||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Charith Asalanka (c Ravindra Jadeja b Shami)||1||24||0||0||4.17|
|Angelo Mathews (b Shami)||12||25||1||0||48.00|
|Dushan Hemantha (c Rahul b Shami)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Dushmantha Chameera (b Shami)||0||6||0||0||0.00|
|Maheesh Theekshana (not out)||12||23||0||0||52.17|
|Kasun Rajitha (b Shubman Gill b Shami)||14||17||2||0||82.35|
|Dilshan Madushanka (b Shreyas Iyer b Ravindra Jadeja)||5||6||1||0||83.33|
Extra: 10 (b 5, lb 1, w 4)
Powerplays: Overs 0.1-10: 14 Runs
Fall of Wickets:
0-1 (Pathum Nissanka, 0.1)
2-2 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 1.1)
2-3 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 1.5)
3-4 (Kusal Mendis, 3.1)
14-5 (Charith Asalanka, 9.3)
14-6 (Dushan Hemantha, 9.4)
22-7 (Dushmantha Chameera, 11.3)
29-8 (Angelo Mathews, 13.1)
49-9 (Kasun Rajitha, 17.6)
55-10 (Dilshan Madushanka, 19.4)
Team India Squad
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav,
Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav,
Sri Lanka Squad:
Captain & Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis
Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera
Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo
Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha,