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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.


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

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:45

End of innings: India 357-8, Sri Lanka require 358 runs to win

It’s a powerful total for India who have command of this game at the halfway stage. Fifties for Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer helped the hosts to 357-8 across the 50 overs.

The only resistance came from Dilshan Madushanka who took a five-wicket haul and claimed wickets throughout the innings to try and add some pressure onto the Indian team.

Sri Lanka found it difficult though and they’ll need to knock off a record total if they want to win this game.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:40

WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja run out Sadeera Samarawickrama 35 (23), India 357-8 (50)

The final ball of the innings is flicked over to the legside. Ravindra Jadeja calls Jasprit Bumrah through for a second by he’s short of his ground on the second run and is dismissed.

India finish their innings with 357-8.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:36

WICKET! Mohammed Shami run out Kusal Mendis 2 (4), India 355-7 (49.3)

A slower ball does for Shami who swings and misses. Jadeja wants to run to the wicketkeeper and Shami leaves his ground. Mendis throws down the stumps and India lose a seventh wicket.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:33

India 355-6 (49.2), Jadeja 31, Shami 2, Rajitha 0-60 (8.2)

Sri Lanka are going to need to chase down a record total in their ODI history if they are to win this game.

Kasun Rajitha will bowl the final six deliveries and Ravindra Jadeja takes three from the first couple.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:31

India 352-6 (49), Jadeja 31, Shami 2, Chameera 1-71 (10)

Chameera will bowl the penultimate over and he’s met with a ramp shot from Jadeja who picks up four runs from the first delivery. Next up he takes a single to bring Shami on strike.

Shami attempts to flick the ball into the legside but a leading edge lands same at cover and he runs through for one more.

Six! Jadeja stands and delivers with a powerful stroke over long on and fires another maximum into the stands. India are ending the innings well here.

13 from the over.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:28

India 339-6 (48), Jadeja 19, Shami 1, Madushanka 5-80 (10)

Madushanka has a five-wicket haul and becomes the fourth Sri Lanka to do so in a World Cup match. He’s kept his team in the contest although India have notched up a huge total and the innings isn’t yet over.

At one stage they were on course to record near 400 which now seems unlikely.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:24

WICKET! Shreyas Iyer ct Maheesh Theekshana b Dilshan Madushanka 82 (56), India 332-6 (47.3)

Got him!

Madushanka decides to come over the wicket. He angles a slower ball across Shreyas who lifts it straight up into the air. Theekshana clings onto the catch and the dangerman is out.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:21

India 332-5 (47.2), Jadeja 14, Shreyas 82, Madushanka 4-73 (9.2)

Dilshan Madushanka is going to bowl out his allotment now.

His re-introduction into the attack is met with a lovely pull shot from Shreyas Iyer who mullers a pull shot over the legside for six!

He goes again but this time down the ground and the result is the same. Shreyas is unleashing...

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:20

India 320-5 (47), Jadeja 14, Shreyas 70, Chameera 1-58 (9)

Chameera will probably bowl this over and then get replaced by Madushanka for the last one at this end. Shreyas Iyer decides to go after him and takes two from the first ball before guiding a full toss away for four!

A slower ball next up is a fine response from the bowler and forces a loose shot out of Shreyas. Three more come from his bat bringing nine runs from the over before Jadeja takes a couple off the final ball.

Mike Jones2 November 2023 12:16

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