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India vs Sri Lanka LIVE: Cricket World Cup result as Bumrah, Siraj and Shami skittle Sri Lanka for 55

Follow all the action, latest updates and live scorecard from the Wankhede Stadium below

Sonia Twigg,Michael Jones
Thursday 02 November 2023 17:42 GMT
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India moved back to the top of the Cricket World Cup table with an exceptionally one-sided contest in Mumbai. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first. They dismissed India’s captain, Rohit Sharma (4), with the second ball of the day but dropped the dangerous Virat Kohli (88) and Shubman Gill (92) who made them pay.

A partnership of over 100 set the perfect platform for the home side to set a high total and when both were dismissed quickly in didn’t stop India’s momentum. Shreyas Iyer came to the crease and blasted a quickfire 82 while Ravindra Jadeja made a cameo of 35 as India set Sri Lanka 358 runs to win.

They didn’t get close. Jasprit Bumrah took a wicket with the first ball of Sri Lanka’s reply and India never looked back. Mohammed Siraj (3-16) and Mohammed Shami (5-18) ran through the top order as Kusal Mendis’ side were bowled out inside 20 overs for just 55.

India have seven wins from seven and look on course to triumph in their home tournament once again.

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Sri Lanka 37-8 (15), Rajitha 6, Theekshana 7, Siraj 3-16 (7), target 358

The runs will start to come now as the Sri Lankan batters have some fun. India need just two magic deliveries and the match is theirs though.

Rajitha pushes the ball away for one.

Siraj has a short leg in place and begins testing Theekshana with some short balls. The batter does well to keep away from the ball.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:45
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Sri Lanka 36-8 (14), Rajitha 5, Theekshana 7, Shami 4-7 (3), target 358

Kasun Rajitha is the new batter. He strides onto the front foot and drives Shami away for four!

There’s nothing to lose for the batters now, India are keeping the field up so there are runs to score if they beat the in-field. Shami wants a five-for though and push Rajitha into the crease. KL Rahul fumbles the ball and the batters sprint through for a bye.

A couple more singles bring Sri Lanka up to 36, one more run and they’ve avoided the lowest total in World Cup history.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:40
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WICKET! Angelo Mathews b Mohammed Shami 12 (25), Sri Lanka 29-8 (13.1)

Angelo Mathews looks to go over the top and hit the ball out of the ground but he misses a straight, full one. Shami hits, the stumps are knocked back and India are two wickets away from a spectacular win.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:35
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Sri Lanka 29-7 (13), Mathews 12, Theekshana 6, Siraj 3-15 (6), target 358

In this situation, Sri Lanka may as well play a few shots. Have some fun and try to take the sting out of India’s attack.

Doing just that, Theekshana drives one away through the offside and pick up four runs. He drives again and beats the in-field, the ball is reined in before it crosses the ropes though and this time it’s only two runs.

The Sri Lanka batters to come are going to have a bit of fun you feel.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:34
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Sri Lanka 22-7 (12), Mathews 11, Theekshana 0, Shami 3-1 (2), target 358

Mohammed Shami now has three wickets to his name as well. Maheesh Theekshana is the new batter and gets out of the over without too much trouble.

Sri Lanka may be bowled out for the lowest total in World Cup cricket. That record is currently held by Canada who scored 36 runs.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:29
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WICKET! Dushmantha Chameera ct KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami 0 (6), Sri Lanka 22-7

What a review!

Shami bangs a short ball into the pitch and aims it at the ribs of Chameera. He fends the ball away to the legside but looks to have missed it.

The umpire signals wide as KL Rahul leaps across to grab the ball. He tells Rohit Sharma to appeal and review and the replays show Chameera getting a tickle on the ball.

Sri Lanka are seven down.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:27
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Sri Lanka 22-6 (11.2), Mathews 11, Chameera 0, Shami 2-1 (1.2), target 358

Angelo Mathews’ eyes light up as Mohammed Shami bowls full. There’s a thick inside edge which takes the ball into the legside and allows Mathews to pick up a single...

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:25
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Sri Lanka 21-6 (11), Mathews 10, Chameera 0, Siraj 3-8 (5), target 358

There’s going to be no let up for Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews holds the key for them - not to win the game but to make this defeat less embarrasing.

Siraj is brought back into the attack, this time from the opposite end, and Mathews nudges him round the corner for a couple of runs.

Mathews gets off strike and Siraj gets one to jag back in to Chameera. The batter is beaten all ends up and the ball swings past KL Rahul, flying to the boundary for four byes.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:16
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Sri Lanka 14-6 (10), Mathews 7, Chameera 0, Shami 2-0 (1), target 358

Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick ball is delivered at Dushmantha Chameera but he’s confidently in behind the ball and defends it. Sri Lanka have been blown away here.

It’s a demolishing.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:10
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WICKET! Dushan Hemantha ct KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami 0 (1), Sri Lanka 14-6 (9.4)

Two in two!

Shami gets the ball to nip slightly away from Dushan Hemantha who pushes at it wide of the off stump. He nicks it through to KL Rahul behind the stumps and Shami is on a hat-trick.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 14:08

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