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Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2019 World Cup: Rahul, Rohit tons guide India to comfortable 7-wicket win over SL

Chasing a modest target of 265, Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma continued their dream run in World Cup with centuries as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in their last group stage match.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 06, 2019 23:43 IST
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India vs Sri Lanka, 2019 World Cup: Rahul, Rohit tons guide India to comfortable 7-wicket win over SL

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2019 World Cup: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Match 44 of World Cup 2019 between India and Sri Lanka live from Headingley, Leeds. Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and Sri Lanka will bat first against India in Leeds. India have drafted in Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in place of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami while Sri Lanka have brought in Thisara Perera in place of Jeffrey Vandersay. India can go on top and finish the league stages as No.1 if they win against Sri Lanka and Australia lose to South Africa. Finishing top would mean a semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. If Australia win, however, India will finish 2nd and take on England on Thursday at Edgbaston. You can catch all the live updates and live cricket score of the IND vs SL match live here at indiatvnews.com. (Match scorecard)

India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Isuru Udana to Hardik Pandya, A single off the outside edge! Fuller and around off, Pandya looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge, down to third man for one. INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 7 WICKETS!

22.27 IST: Lasith Malinga to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! A full toss and it has been put away! 2 needed now. A full toss on middle, Pandya flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

22.24 IST: Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

22.20 IST: Isuru Udana to Rishabh Pant, OUT lbw b Isuru Udana. India have lost their third wicket.

22.18 IST: Isuru Udana to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Gets off the mark with a boundary! This has been bludgeoned! Fuller and on off, Pant smashes it down the ground and the ball races away to the fence. 250 up.

22.16 IST: Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Runs needed under 20 now! Fuller and around off, Kohli leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball races away to the fence.

22.14 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, OUT! Rahul does not stay till the end! Malinga gets a wicket. This is short and on the body of Rahul. It keeps coming in with the angle. Rahul looks to evade it by falling onto the ground. Before he does so though, it kisses the glove and goes to the keeper who takes it by diving forward. End of a brilliant innings from him. He has done his job.

22.11 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Bounces just before the ropes! Rahul now seems like he wants to end it quickly. 8 from the first two balls. Another length ball around middle, Rahul powers it wide of long on for another boundary.

22.10 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Runs needed below 30 now! Rahul makes room and Malinga serves it on a length. Rahul smashes it over covers for a boundary.

22.01 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, 1 run. CENTURY FOR KL RAHUL! First in World Cups and what a time for him to get into form. This will be a confidence booster for him and very good sings for India heading into the semi finals. He gets there by guiding it down to third man for one.

21.52 IST: Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, 1 run. Indian batsmen are dealing in singles and doubles here. No unnecessary risk, as the target is well-within reach.

21.35 IST: Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul works it through square leg for one.

Thisara Perera is back on!

21.34 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, FOUR! What a shot to get off the mark! Slightly fuller and around off, Kohli takes a few steps down and then caresses it through covers for a boundary.

Virat Kohli is the new man in.

21.28 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! Soft, soft dismissal to a brilliant innings! The whole ground is on its feet, the Sri Lanka players run to Rohit to congratulate him. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd. Another batsman in this World Cup has been dismissed almost immediately after getting to his ton. Rajitha bowls a slower one on off, Rohit chips it gently to mid off. Mathews take a simple catch. Finally a wicket for Sri Lanka but it is a little too late. The 189-run stand has done its job. 76 more needed.

21.27 IST: Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side and the batters take two.

21.21 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Gets to his ton in style! 5th World Cup ton. First batsman to score 5 hundreds in a World Cup edition. He is in some form in this tournament. Wow! Rajitha bowls a half-tracker on middle, Rohit goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

21.13 IST: Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Easy, just very easy for Rohit Sharma. A full toss outside off with no protection in the deep. He just puts bat to ball, finds the gap through covers for a boundary.

21.11 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and bags a boundary! This is fuller and on middle, Rahul whips it over wide mid on and the ball races away to the fence.

21.02 IST: Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! 85 now for Rohit Sharma! Shorter in length and outside off, Rohit goes back and cuts it through point.

20.58 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! This time to the right of the fielder there but this time he could not stop it. Short and down the leg side, Rahul pulls it through fine leg. The fielder runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.

20.55 IST: Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg where Malinga misfields and two runs are taken.

20.50 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, SIX! The Indian openers are turning it on here. Rahul follows the boundary with a biggie. He dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the long off fence.

20.49 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, FOUR! Slapped! Gets to his fifty with a boundary! Consecutive ones. He would want to make it big this time. He gets a freebie to get to it. It is short and outside off, the batter slaps it through covers for a boundary.

20.43 IST: Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Slashes and slashes hard! Short and wide outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it. It goes over point for a couple.

20.41 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! A drag down and it has been put away! This is very short on middle, Rohit goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

20.38 IST: Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Trademark Rohit Sharma! This is slightly short and on the body! Sharma stands tall and pulls it over the mdi-wicket fielder for a boundary.

20.35 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Flatter and outside off, this turns back in. Rahul does well to defend it out.

20.32 IST: Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Swings but misses! Rahul comes down the track and Perera lands this one outside off. Rahul looks to go over the bowler's head but misses.

20.24 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, SIX! This is out of here! Sharma comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, hits it high and handsome over the long off fence. Second in the over.

20.22 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Brings up his fifty in style! Welcomes Dhananjaya into the attack with a biggie. His golden run in the World Cup continues. This is floated up outside off, Rohit picks his spot and clears mid off, actually clears the long off fence.

20.17 IST: Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, BEATEN! This is around off, it pitches and straightens. Rohit plays inside the line and gets beaten.

20.12 IST: Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Outside off, Rohit waits for it and then opens the face of the bat to guide it down to third man for one.

20.07 IST: Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! A one-handed boundary! Rohit into the 40s. A slower one on middle, Rohit lofts it over mid on. His hand comes off the handle and it goes for a one bounce boundary in the long on region.

20.05 IST: Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Good length and outside off, Rohit looks to drive it on the up but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.

20.02 IST: Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Exquisite! Udana pays the price for over pitching. This is full and outside off, Sharma creams it through covers for a boundary.

19.57 IST: Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! What a shot to end Powerplay 1! Brilliant! This is shorter and on middle, Rahul arches back and upper cuts it over the keeper's head for a boundary.

19.51 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Make that 4 dots now! Shorter and around off, Rahul guides it to point.

19.48 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, That comes off really slow from the wicket! Slower one on middle, Rohit looks to flick but it sticks in the surface, Rohit does well to take one hand off the handle and hence, the ball does not carry to mid-wicket. Back-to-back good overs for Sri Lanka.

19.43 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, A slower dipping full toss on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. A good over this by Malinga. 214 more needed.

19.38 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Elegant! The Indian openers are hitting boundaries at ease! This is slightly fuller and just outside off, Rohit leans into it and at the very end, opens the face of the bat and guides it through cover-point for another boundary.

19.36 IST: Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Overcompensates now. Bowls this on the pads, Rohit works it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Back-to-back boundaries.

19.34 IST: Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! A full toss delivery but the problem is there is width on offer. Rohit just opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for a boundary.

19.32 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Slower one and on middle, Rohit looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to covers. A soft leading edge that is. A good second over by Rajitha.

19.27 IST: Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! It is raining boundaries at the moment! Another one which is a little too straight, Rohit just waits for it and then clips it nonchalantly through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. 25 in the last two overs.

19.25 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! This is brilliant! Just guided it there! Used the pace of the bowler. It is fuller and outside off, Rahul opens the face of the bat and places it past short third man for a boundary.

19.23 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Starts this one also with a boundary. Fuller and outside off, Rahul takes a few steps down the track and lofts it over covers for a boundary.

19.20 IST: Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Top shot! All class that! Slightly shorter and around off, Rahul stands tall and punches it through cover-point, no need for the batsman to run for those.

19.18 IST: Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Short and wide and it has been put away! Sharma throws his bat at it and it races away to the point fence. First of the chase.

19.14 IST: Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, India are underway straightaway! This is on the pads, Rahul works it towards square leg for one.

From 55-4 Sri Lanka have managed to end with 264! That is some recovery. They would have taken that with open hands had they been offered that score in the 12th over.

18.41 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, A couple to end! Still a magnificent last over. Just the 7 runs and a wicket from it. Fuller and on middle, Dhananjaya lofts it over the bowler's head and the batters take two as long on moves across and cuts it off. SRI LANKA END WITH 264!

18.37 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Thisara Perera, OUT! In the air... and that is a terrific catch! The big-hitting Perera fails to hit them big. It is a slower one outside off, Perera swings but it goes off the bottom high up in the air towards long off. Pandya runs in and takes a brilliant catch diving forward.

18.31 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, OUT c Rohit Sharma b Jasprit Bumrah. Sri Lanka have lost their sixth wicket.

18.26 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Finds the gap this time and gets a much-needed boundary. Shorter in length and on middle, Mathews goes back and drags it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.

18.23 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Brilliant! Nothing you can do with that! A yorker just outside off, it is bowled at 140 KPH. Dhananjaya fails to jam it out.

18.19 IST: Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another dot! This is outside off again, Dhananjaya looks to guide it down to third man but misses. The idea is right by him as the third man is up but he is not able to execute it.

18.18 IST: Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! Found the gap brilliantly! Just the flick of the risk! Pandya bowls the seam-up delivery. Dhanajaya flicks it between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a boundary.

18.14 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Shorter in length and around off, this is bowling to his field. Mathews pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.

18.08 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Poor, poor bowling! Too predictable! Bangs it short again and this time Mathews waits for it and slaps it over point. Gets to his ton in style. Takes his helmet off and soaks his applause. third ODI ton and all three have come against India. He would look to go big now.

18.05 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, A single to end! A full toss on middle, this is hit down to long on for one. Just the three from the 43rd. Brilliant.

18.02 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another dot! Short and this one stays low. Dhananjaya looks to pull but is beaten by the low bounce. It hits the arm and then deflects onto the body.

18.00 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR BYES! A mistake by Dhoni. You do not see that often. Mathews comes down the track and Pandya bowls it outside off. Angelo swings but misses. It bounces in front of Dhoni. It turns away from him and goes to the fence behind. Bonus runs.

17.57 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Changes the angle and goes around the wicket. Bowls it full and outside off, Mathews jams it back to the bowler.

17.52 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Another slower one on middle, Mathews works it through square leg for one.

17.50 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Runs flowing here! Mathews brings out the reverse sweep and hits it well above point. It trickles away to the fence. The point fielder does give it a chase but finishes second.

17.47 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! In the air but in the gap! Shorter and outside off, this is extra bounce. Mathews looks to cut but it goes off the outer half through backward point for a boundary.

17.45 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, SIX! That has gone for a biggie off the leading edge! Outrageous! This flatter and outside off, Mathews looks to whip it over the leg side but it hits the leading edge and carries well over the long on fence.

17.41 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, OUT! In the air... taken! Jadeja makes no mistake! Kuldeep turns out to be the partnership breaker. A much-needed wicket for him and this should make him feel really good.

17.38 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, SIX!

17.35 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Out comes the innovation and it comes off! Mathews plays the reverse sweep. He had no intentions of keeping it down. He clears the point fielder with ease and it goes to the fence. Back-to-back overs with two boundaries in it.

17.33 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Too fine and it races away! This is down the leg side. Thirimanne helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. Fifty also up for Thirimanne. It has been a really good innings by him.

17.30 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Up and over! Good shot! This is on a length. Mathews stays leg side of the delivery and lofts it easily over the mid off fielder and into the fence.

17.27 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A misfield and a run! Shorter and outside off, this is cut t Bumrah at point. He fumbles and a run is taken.

Kuldeep Yadav is back!

17.21 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A single for Mathews to bring up his half ton! A very good knock. His team were in big trouble when he walked out and he has taken them to safer shores along with Thirimanne. Needs to keep going through. This is on the body, he flicks it down to fine leg for one.

17.18 IST: Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Once again! This time it is the seam-up bumper. Thirimanne looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the shoulder. It goes down to third man for one.

17.15 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Bhuvi has not started this spell well. This is fuller and outside off, Thirimanne gives the charge, makes it into a half volley and crunches it through covers for a boundary.

17.05 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Good shot and they need a few more of these, to be honest! This is short and it sits up to be hit. Mathews was ready for it as he goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

17.01 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Lahiru Thirimanne, A nasty, nasty delivery to end! This is short and it is very well-directed. Thirimanne is done in by the pace. He looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.

16.55 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Slower one and it is on off, Mathews goes back and pushes it to mid on.

16.52 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A single to end a good over for Sri Lanka On a good length and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

16.48 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A couple now! Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss around off, Mathews strokes it through covers and takes two.

16.33 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Brilliant sweep shot from Thirimanne! Got on to the length of the ball and fetches it from outside off.

16.29 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Cuts it towards the midwicket. First boundary in almost fifty minutes for Sri Lanka.

16.24 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run. the pace of runs has gone significantly slow after a flurry of dismissals in the early overs. Both the batsmen are looking for singles, with occasional doubles.

16.12 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, This is on the pads, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Another top over from Jadeja.

16.08 IST: Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Another slower bumper around off, Mathews pulls it through square leg and the batters take one.

16.02 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Goes wider of the crease and fires it on middle, it turns away. Mathews covers the turn and keeps it out.

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new man in.

15.58 IST: Hardik Pandya to Avishka Fernando, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Hardik is amongst the wickets now and India are all over Sri Lanka at the moment. The centurion from the last game fails to make an impact. This is shorter and outside off, Fernando looks to upper cut it but the ball pitches and comes back in since it was the cutter. The ball then kisses the glove and goes low towards Dhoni who takes with a dive forward.

Angelo Mathews is the new man in.

15.51 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, OUT! STUMPED! Jadeja does not take long to make an impact after being picked in the team. The second ball, where it did turn a little, indicated he is going to be a threat on this wicket. Mendis does the wrong thing as he dances down the wicket to him. Why? Because firstly, it is not easy to come down the wicket to a bowler who bowls it at Jadeja's pace and also when it is turning. He does not get to the pitch of the ball but looks to drive it with the line. The ball turns away, beats the outside edge and Dhoni behind makes no mistake. Another failure for Mendis. Sri Lanka slip further.

15.48 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, A dot to end the 10th! A tidy start by Pandya. This is shorter on off, Mendis guides it to cover-point. Sri Lanka are 52 for 2 after the first 10.

15.44 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, A misfield and the single is made easy! Fuller and on off, Mendis strokes it towards mid-off and gets to the other end. 50 up for Lanka. It has come up in good time but they have lost the two wickets.

15.40 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Brilliant pull shot now! He can surely play off the back foot. We have seen that in the tournament so far. This is shorter and on the body, Fernando pulls it wide of fine leg and bags another boundary.

15.39 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Lovely shot! Stand and delivery! Slightly short and outside off, Fernando stands tall and creams it through cover-point, no running for those.

15.36 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, OUT! Bumrah gets another one! The first ball he bowls to Perera, he gets the better of him. This is top, top stuff from him. He lands this around off, it jags back in and also skids through. SRI LANKA 40/2 (7.1 overs)

15.33 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! That has been timed ever so nicely! Slightly fuller and on off, Fernando leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball is racing away. The fielder from covers hares after it but finishes second.

15.27 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, FOUR!

15.19 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Nailed! Width on offer and Perera hammers it! Short and wide outside off, Perera loves it there. he slaps it through covers and the ball races away.

15.15 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Bumrah strikes! A well-deserved wicket for him. Karunaratne goes for a small score and India get an early breakthrough. 100TH WICKET FOR HIM IN ODIS! Not the best balls to get it on though. It is shorter in length and outside off, just inside the tramline. Karunaratne reaches out for it but the ball goes off the toe end and straight into the mitts of Dhoni. An appeal and Karunaratne starts walking.

15.11 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! This time through the leg side. Back-to-back boundaries for Karunaratne. Kumar overcompensates and bowls this one on the pads, Dimuth flicks it through square leg and the ball races away. Kumar has already conceded three boundaries.


15.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Short, wide and Kumar pays the price. It is outside off, asking to be hit. Karunaratne throws his bat at it and slaps it through covers. First boundary for him.

15.09 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Not where he intended but gets three! This is shorter and slower on middle, Perera is way too early in the pull shot. It goes off the toe end through mid-wicket and the batters bag three.

15.08 IST: Brilliant start from Bumrah, begins with a maiden.

*Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end

15.03 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, FOUR! A lovely shot to get off the mark! There is not a lot wrong with this delivery. It is on a good length and around off, Perera leans into it and strokes it on the up, through covers for a boundary.

15.00 IST: Done and dusted with the National Anthems! We are all set for the action to begin. Out come the Indian players and they are followed by the Sri Lanka openers, Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling for India.

14.55 IST: Time for the National Anthems! The players make their way out to the middle. India will sing their first and then it is Sri lanka's turn.

14.50 IST: How do you think this guy will fare?



14.45 IST: Captains at toss:

Virat Kohli: We would have batted first as well, used pitch, will get slower and drier as the match progresses. Feels good, The team is doing well, majority of the batsmen are doing well, so are the bowlers, we are striking a good balance at the right time. Two changes for us, one forced. Chahal has been rested and so is Shami. Kuldeep and Jadeja are in.

Dimuth Karunaratne: We will bat first. It was an obvious plan, it's a used wicket and will get slower and slower. We didn't capitalize in the first few games, but we then started to settle, correct those mistakes and started to do well. One change, Thisara Perera replaces Vandersay

14.40 IST: Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga

India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah


14.32 IST: TOSS -- Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and Sri Lanka will bat first

14.27 IST: PITCH REPORT --
It is a used pitch and it will get slower as the match goes on. So, win the toss and bat first should be the way ahead.

14.20 IST: The pitch for the day.



14.10 IST: Who do you think will emerge on top?



*Follow our live build-up to the IND-SL game



14.00 IST: DK and Dimuth Karunaratne on the India-Sri Lanka game



13.50 IST: Angelo Mathews opens up on what went wrong for Lanka in this year's World Cup



13.40 IST: Final preparation before the game

13.130 IST: Venue for the day



13.20 IST: Lasith Malinga's farewell World Cup game?



13.10 IST: The legend of MS Dhoni



13.00 IST: WEATHER UPDATE -- It's 18 degrees Celsius in Leeds and mostly cloudy. As of now it is not raining but there are chances of rain later in the day with a precipitation chance labeled at 5 per cent and a humidity of 74 per cent.

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