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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

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.


Sri Lanka 2-3 (2), Mendis 0, Asalanka 0, Siraj 2-0 (1), target 358

Charith Asalanka is now at the crease and sees out the over. Sri Lanka have lost three wickets in two overs. This match could be over very quickly if they’re not careful.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:25

WICKET! Sadeera Samarawickrama ct Shreyas Iyer b Mohammed Siraj 0 (4), Sri Lanka 2-3 (1.5)

Got him this time!

Siraj bowls a good length delivery slightly wider and tempts Sadeera into swiping at the ball. Rohit Sharma has put a third slip in place and Shreyas Iyer clings onto the catch.

Sri Lanka are three down!

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:23

Sri Lanka 2-2 (1.4), Mendis 0, Sadeera 0, Siraj 1-0 (0.4), target 358

Sadeera Samarawickrama is the new batter for Sri Lanka. He’s been one of the best parts of their World Cup campaign and they’ll need him to perform.

Oh my days! Sadeera is given out caught behind as he looks to push at the ball. He reviews it immediately and the technology shows that he hit the floor not the ball.

Sri Lanka have a reprieve but India are firing on all cylinders. This is a true test for the batters, the bowling is of the highest quality...

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:22

WICKET! Dimuth Karunaratne lbw Mohammed Siraj 0 (1), Sri Lanka 2-2 (1.1)

India are on fire!

Dimuth Karunaratne is trapped bang in front of the stumps by a relatively simple delivery from Mohammed Siraj. It’s just a straight one that the opener plays all around.

Sri Lanka lose their second wicket in as many overs.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:17

Sri Lanka 2-1 (1), Mendis 0, Karunaratne 0, Bumrah 1-2 (1), target 358

The new batter is Sri Lanka’s captain Kusal Mendis. His first couple of deliveries are flung down the legside by Jasprit Bumrah who is getting the ball to swing both ways already.

An already difficult task will become almost impossible if the ball starts to move.

Bumrah angles the ball into the batter and gets it to swing away again. It’s almost a repeat of the wicket ball but Mendis gets some bat on it. He chips the ball over the bowler and is almost caught.

What an over this has been.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:14

WICKET! Pathum Nissanka lbw Jasprit Bumrah 0 (1), Sri Lanka 0-1 (0.1)

What a start!

Jasprit Bumrah angles the ball back into the pads of Pathum Nissanka who misses it and is struck on the pads. The batter reviews but hawkeye shows three reds and he has to go.

Wonderful stuff from India.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:09

Start of innings: Sri Lanka 0-0 (0), Nissanka 0, Karunaratne 0, Bumrah 0-0 (0), target 358

Sri Lanka need to chase down a record total if they want to win this game and keep their hopes of a semi-final place in tact. Jasprit Bumrah will open the bowling for India with a couple of slips in place.

Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne are opening the batting. Here comes the first ball...

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:07

India 357-8, Sri Lanka require 358 runs to win

Dilshan Madushanka’s figures of 5-80, is the most expensive five-wicket haul in World Cup history. He took a bit of tap in the final over from Shreyas Iyer but without his wickets, India could have notched up an even bigger total.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 13:00

Why Sri Lanka players are wearing black armbands in Cricket World Cup match against India

The Sri Lanka team wore black armbands during their Cricket World Cup match against India as a tribute to Percy Abeysekera, their legendary ‘super fan’, who passed away a few days ago.

Abeysekera, fondly known as ‘Uncle Percy’, passed away after a prolonged battle with illness at the age of 87. He was an integral part of cricket in Sri Lanka and played a vital role from the stands to motivate the Sri Lankan players for nearly three decades.

“Sri Lanka players will wear black armbands during today’s game vs India to pay tribute to the late Percy Abeysekera, the legendary cheerleader,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in an official statement posted on Twitter/X.

Why Sri Lanka players are wearing black armbands in World Cup match against India

Sri Lanka took on India in Mumbai during the group stage of the Cricket World Cup 2023

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:55

Shubman Gill stands on the brink of becoming India’s next cricketing superstar

The stage is set, the Indian nation expects, and the pressure is on India to deliver one of the most coveted trophies in the world of sport, the ICC Cricket World Cup. For 24-year-old Shubman Gill, there is no bigger platform on which to lay down his marker as the future of Indian cricket after recovering from dengue, having missed the first two matches against Australia and Afghanistan.

Unlike England where cricket is secondary to football in terms of interest and profile, in India cricket is paramount. The top cricketers can have social media followers in the hundreds of millions – for example, Virat Kohli has 260m followers on Instagram – and their faces adorn billboards while featuring in TV adverts is also a part of the status.

Gill has already impressed in the format and goes into the tournament as the leading run scorer in ODI cricket this calendar year, but it is the performances in the international events that live longest in the memory.

Shubman Gill stands on the brink of becoming India’s next cricketing superstar

Shubman Gill can reach new heights with an impressive debut 50-over World Cup

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:50

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