India claimed a comfortable win against Sri Lanka on Saturday (6th July) during the 44th match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and decided to bat first. In the first innings of this match, Sri Lanka managed to score 264/7 (50 overs). However, later, India chased down that target in 43.3 overs after losing three wickets. India won this match by seven wickets (with 39 balls remaining).
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka – 264/7 in 50 overs (Angelo Mathews 113, Lahiru Thirimanne 53; Jasprit Bumrah 3/37)
India – 265/3 in 43.3 overs (KL Rahul 111, Rohit Sharma 103; Kasun Rajitha 1/47)
Result – India won by seven wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) While it was Jasprit Bumrah’s 57th ODI match, he completed his 100 ODI wickets during this match. He is the second fastest Indian bowler and ninth-fastest overall bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets. The fastest Indian bowler to achieve this feat is the right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami who completed 100 ODI wickets in 56 ODI matches.
i) The wicketkeeper MS Dhoni and the slow left-arm orthodox bowler Ravindra Jadeja became the most successful Indian wicketkeeper-bowler pair in ODI history. By the end of this match, they have combinedly effected 29 ODI dismissals. Nayan Mongia (wicketkeeper) and Venkatesh Prasad (pacer) were the previous record holders as they combinedly managed to effect 28 ODI dismissals.
ii) MS Dhoni has taken 33 CWC catches as a wicketkeeper. After the former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (45 catches) and the former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara (41 catches), MS Dhoni is in the third position in the most CWC catches list as a wicketkeeper.
iii) MS Dhoni has made eight CWC stumpings. After the former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara (13 stumpings), MS Dhoni is in the second position in the most CWC stumpings list.
i) Rohit Sharma has scored 647 runs in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup. It is the most runs for a batsman in the preliminary stages of a CWC edition.
ii) At present, Rohit Sharma (647 runs) is the third most run-scorer in a CWC edition. In this list, only the former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs in 2003 CWC) and the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden (659 runs in 2007 CWC) are ahead of Rohit.
iii) Rohit Sharma is the first batsman to hit five centuries in a single CWC edition. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) is in the next position with four centuries in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
iv) In CWC history, Rohit Sharma is the first batsman to hit three centuries while chasing.
v) Rohit Sharma hit the joint most centuries in CWC history. While this latest century was his sixth CWC century, Sachin Tendulkar (India) was the first batsman to register six centuries in CWC career.
vi) Rohit is the second batsman to hit three straight centuries in a CWC edition. The former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara was the first batsman to achieve this feat as he hit four consecutive centuries in 2015 CWC.
vii) After Virat Kohli (in October 2018), Rohit Sharma is the second Indian to score three successive ODI centuries.
viii) Virat Kohli has scored 1,029 runs in CWC career. He is the third Indian batsman to score 1,000+ CWC runs. Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 CWC runs) and Sourav Ganguly (1,006 CWC runs) were the first two Indian batsmen to score 1,000+ CWC runs.
ix) KL Rahul (111) and Rohit Sharma (103) became the third opening partners to hit the centuries in the same CWC innings. The Sri Lankan openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan achieved this feat twice in 2011 CWC.
i) KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma provided a 189-run partnership for the opening wicket. It is India’s highest opening partnership in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record-holding CWC opening partnership for India was a 180-run partnership between KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma against Bangladesh (at Birmingham on 2nd July 2019).
i) Angelo Mathews scored 113 runs in the first innings. It was the second CWC century by a Sri Lankan batsman against India. Mahela Jayawardene was the first centurion against India in CWC history as he scored 103* in the 2011 CWC final (at Mumbai on 2nd April 2011).
i) Lasith Malinga managed to take 56 wickets in his CWC career. During this match, Malinga surpassed the former Pakistan left-arm pacer Wasim Akram who picked up 55 CWC wickets. Only the former Australian right-arm pacer Glenn McGrath (71 wickets) and the former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (68 wickets) managed more CWC wickets than Malinga.