The Indian cricket team swept Sri Lanka under the carpet in Match 33 of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. India were a dominant juggernaut and ensured that they qualify for the event.
Rohit Sharma and co. now have 7 wins in 7 games and are on an absolute roll. With 14 points under their belt, the hosts have secured a guaranteed place in the semi-finals and seem extremely indomitable.
Sri Lanka on the other hand, are hanging by a thread in this World Cup 2023 sojourn. They were skittled out for just 55 runs and lost by a humongous margin of 302 runs. It was an extremely humiliating and disappointing loss for them.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of IND vs SL in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
1. Indian bowlers once again breathed fire
The golden trio of Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj once again dominated proceedings and ensured India humiliate Sri Lanka at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Mohammad Shami continued his glorious form and bagged another 5-fer. He now has 14 wickets in these 3 games and has shattered several records en route.
2. Virat Kohli continues his splendid form
King Kohli once again played extremely well under the scorching Mumbai sun. He scored 88 runs and narrowly missed out on a well-deserved century. The 34-year-old cricketer played like a true marksman and stitched a fabulous 189-run partnership with opening batter Shubman Gill.
The King’s knock was peppered with 11 fours and he played eloquently against a timid-looking Sri Lankan bowling attack.
3. Shreyas Iyer’s quickfire knock
Indian swashbuckling batter Shreyas Iyer smashed a brilliant knock of 82 runs in just 56 deliveries in this IND vs SL game. Iyer scored runs in quick fashion and smashed the longest six of this ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Shreyas played a huge role in India reaching 357. His knock was packed with 3 fours and 6 sixes and he had a strike-rate of 146.43.