Leeds, July 6: Team India are going to face neighbours Sri Lanka in their final league game of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 here on Saturday (July 6) and would be hoping to plug all the gaping holes before the semi-final encounter.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been relegated from the tournament but would be looking to end the tournament on a positive note by defeating title favourites. This is going to be legendary pacer Lasith Malinga's final ODI game and the Lankan lions would be aiming to make it special for the slinger.
Here is Mykhel brings to you the live updates from the match:
India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
Malinga bids adieu to 50-over World Cup with figures of 10-1-82-1. Bye bye Malinga. Great bowler.
Rishabh Pant out lbw to Isuru Udana for 4. Just delaying the inevitable.
Rahul perishes for Nelson (111). Malinga surprised him with a slow bouncer. Rahul's attempt to play ramp shot ended in the hands of Kusal Perera behind the wickets.
4 and 4 by Rahul off Malinga. The veteran pacer is having a horror final world cup match.
The 100 for KL Raahul. He has put behind those turbulent days behind him emphatically. Very mature and solid innings. Kohli too is delighted.
Savour some more Rohit facts
Most runs scored in ANY span of 365 days in ODIs:— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 6, 2019
2200 - Sourav Ganguly (Mar 1999 - Mar 2000) Avg 50.00
2077 - Sachin Tendulkar (Dec 1997 - Nov 1998) Avg 62.94
2063 - Rohit Sharma (Jul 2018 - Jul 2019) Avg 73.67#INDvSL #SLvIND #CWC19 https://t.co/alqz7NgtTE
And some more Rohit facts
Highest batting average in #CWC— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 6, 2019
min 15 inns
69.78 - Rohit Sharma (16 inns)
63.52 - AB de Villiers (22 inns)
63.42 - Michael Clarke (21 inns)
63.31 - Viv Richards (21 inns)
61.50 - David Warner (16 inns)
61.42 - Rahul Dravid (21 inns)#CWC19 #CWC2019#IndvSL #SLvInd
200 up for India. And some more Rohit facts.
In last 365 days, Rohit Sharma has aggregated a mind-boggling 2063 runs in 34 innings with 10 hundreds.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 6, 2019
No one else has scored 10 hundreds in ANY span of 365 days in one-day international cricket!#INDvSL #SLvIND
Rohit departs after 100, A tame loft to Angelo Mathews to mid-off off Kasun Rajitha. But a what wonderful innings.
Rohit pulls Kasun Rajtha for a 4 to complete his 100. his 5th of this WC. A new record, beat Sangakkara's 4 hundreds set in 2015 WC. Special knock from a special player.
150 runs between Rohit and Rahul. Brilliant effort.
50 up for Rahul too. Back to back 50. And he celebrates it with a six and four off Dhananjaya de Silva
Rohit Sharma has gone past Shakib al Hasan (606) as the WC 2019's top run-getter. He now has 609 runs.
100 up for India in the 19th over. 3rd 100 alliance between Rahul and Rohit. They have 100 together against Pakistan, Bangladesh and now against SL.
And he celebrates with another 6 off Dhananjaya de Silva
50 for Rohit Sharma with a 6 of De Silva
Another dead rubber is going on between Australia and South Africa. But the result will decide the eventual semis line-up.
Tissara Perera beat Rohit's outside edge but no edge.
A great Saturday for Sports lovers - India are facing SL at Leeds and miles away at London, Nadal is playing Jo Wilfried Songa. Nadal is up by a set and leads 5-2 in the second
That was a brilliant ramp shot by Rahul off Rajitha. And new man Isiru Udana into bowling now.
SL has pulled back a bit in the last two overs. Rajitha gave only 1 run in the 8th over and Malinga bowled a maiden in the 9th over. They need few more tight overs.
Malinga's final WC match has gone awry so far -- 4-0-29-0
50 comes up for India in the 7th over. Good beginning.
Rohit has another productive over off Rajitha gets nine runs. And it is looking ominous for Lanka
India are making a rather quick beginning here. In the second over, Rahul and Rohit milked a four each of Rajitha while Rahul slammed two fours off Malinga in the 3rd over.
Rohit and Rahul are opening for India and Lanka will have Lasisth Malinga, who is playing his last ICC 50 over World Cup match.
The chase is about to begin. Mind you, a 250+ target was chased down only once in this World Cup. India need to score 265. Can they buck the trend?
End of Sri Lanka's innings as they post 264/7 in stipulated 50 overs. They must be extremely happy with their effort and the credit for the same goes to Angelo Mathews (113) and Lahiru Thirimanne (53) who first revived their team through troubled phase and later Mathews ensured their bowlers had a decent total on the board to defend. 250+ has been chased down in this tournament just once, hence it's not going to be an easy chase for India on this surface.
Wicket! Thisara Perera (2) mistimes Bhuvneshwar and Hardik Pandya takes a sensational running catch at mid-off. First wicket in the match for Bhuvi. SL - 260/7 in 49.2 overs.
Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah brings Angelo Mathews brilliant knock to an end for 113. Rohit Sharma takes a simple catch at mid-off to send the centurion back. SL - 253/6 in 48.2 overs.
250 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 48th over and they've lost 5 wickets. SL - 252/5 in 48 overs. It has been a brilliant batting effort from Sri Lankans after the top-order collapsed.
Just 4 runs conceded by Bumrah from that over and Sri Lanka reach 244/5 in 47 overs. 3 more overs to go Sri Lanka would be aiming to finish with a flourish.
CENTURY!! Angelo Mathews brings up his ton off 115 deliveries. This is his 3rd ODI ton and all three have come against India.
Just 3 runs came from that over bowled by Bumrah. Sri Lanka - 215/5 in 43 overs.
200 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 40th over. They must be aiming to post a competitive total from this stage with their senior most batsman Angelo Mathews batting well at 85*.
Four! Mathews ends Jadeja's spell with a boundary on the final delivery. Jadeja finishes with figures of 10-0-40-1. Despite leaking some runs in the last two overs Jadeja still finished with impressive figures.
Wicket! Lahiru Thirimanne (53) mistimes Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja takes a simple catch at point. Finally, the century (124) partnership has been broken. SL - 179/5 in 37.5 overs.
Dropped! Bhuvneshwar Kumar drops dangerous Angelo Mathews (62) in the deep. Ravindra Jadeja had almost broken the partnership for his team but Bhuvneshwar has had an ordinary outing in the field so far.
50! Lahiru Thirimanne has also notched up a composed half-century. This is just the kind of knock team would have hoped for from the senior pro.
100-run partnership between Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews. These two have revived Sri Lanka after the top-order collapsed cheaply. SL - 159/4 after 35 overs.
Fifty! Angelo Mathews notches up a composed half-century off 76 deliveries. This is his second fifty in this WC and both of them came at Leeds. Sri Lanka - 144/4 in 33 overs
After 30 overs, Sri Lanka reach 127/4. Thirimanne (31*) and Mathews (41*) have revived Sri Lankan innings.
Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne have added 50 runs between them for the fifth wicket. Sri Lanka would be hoping these two stretches this partnership further to take them to a big total.
100 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 24th over. Angelo Mathews - 25* & Lahiru Thirimanne - 21* are looking to forge a partnership for the fifth wicket. They have added 47 runs between them.
Four! Angelo Mathews gets his first boundary of the innings as he hits Kuldeep towards cover. This boundary came after 72 deliveries. SL - 83/4 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka reach 62/4 after 15 overs. Jasprit Bumrah's exploits in the first powerplay has ensured a top-order collapse for the Lankans. They are looking to revive from this stage.
Wicket! Avishka Fernando (20) edges the short-pitched bouncer from Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni takes a simple catch behind the stumps. MSD has been involved in all four dismissals. First wicket for Hardik in his second over. SL - 55/4 in 11.4 overs.
Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja has been replaces Bumrah and makes an immediate impact. Kusal Mendis (3) has been stumped by MS Dhoni. Sri Lanka lose their third wicket quickly. SL - 53/3 in 10.4 overs.
50 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 9th over. They might have lost a couple of wickets but they have scored at a decent pace. SL - 50/2 after 9 overs.
Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah strikes again. He's on fire. Kusal Perera (18) gets an inside edge and Dhoni takes another catch behind the stumps. SL - 40/2 in 7.1 overs.
7 runs came from Bhuvneshwar's fourth over. He's conceded 35 so far. Not an ideal start for the swing bowler. SL - 40/1 after 7 overs.
Not Out! Avishka Fernando (0) uses DRS to perfection and survives. The umpire had to overturn the LBW decision given off Bumrah as the ball was missing the wickets.
Review! Bumrah celebrates a second wicket but Fernando sends it upstairs and ball-tracking says it's missing— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) July 6, 2019
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Sri Lanka reach 28/1 after 5 overs. Kusal Perera is looking in sublime touch and looks to make India pay for the breather he was given early on.
Dropped! Kusal Perera gets a reprieve at 9 as Kuldeep Yadav puts down a sitter at mid-on. Apparently, Kuldeep and Hardik Pandya had miscommunication and Bhuvneshwar fails to get his first wicket in the game.
Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah strikes early. Dimuth Karunaratne (10) edges and MS Dhoni takes a simple catch behind the stumps. The Sri Lankan captain departs cheaply. SL - 17/1 after 3.4 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah starts with the second new ball and he starts with a maiden over. SL - 5/0 after 2 overs.
Four! Kusal Perera opens his account with a boundary on the first ball he faced. First boundary for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are in the middle for batting. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India with the new ball.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - It's a good feeling (to be back), didn't feel the niggle in the last match, that's a good start after injury. The first thing is to win and go into the semi finals with a winning momentum. As an individual, it's important to do well and go into the semis with confidence. The intensity is always there in any match of the World Cup, all the teams in this tournament are very good, any one can surprise us at any time, we need to be always at our best. Pace off the ball was important in the last match, since it was a used wicket. It's a good option on used wickets, else, we need different variations. We get inputs from the bowlers who bowl with the old ball since we bowl a lot with the new ball. It's important to bowl a few balls and then get to know about the conditions. He's (Malinga) a great of the game, if you look at his record, his variations, his committment to the game, I haven't played a lot against him, but whenever I did, I used to learn from him, especially his yorkers.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga
India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
One change for Sri Lanka, Thisara Perera replaces Vandersay.
A couple of changes for India today. Ravindra Jadeja replaces Mohammed Shami. Kuldeep Yadav is back in the side in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.
Toss: Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne wins toss and elects to bat first against India.
Weather update: Conditions at Headingley are overcast and there is a slight possibility of a short spell of rain. But that won't spoil the entire game.
Last WC game at Headingley.
It's time for Headingley to host its final #CWC19 fixture today.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019
Headingley Stadium is a worldwide first for having views of two international grounds with rugby on one side and cricket on the other!
Malinga's farewell game.
"There has never been a bowler like him, and there never will be."— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2019
A legend of the game, Lasith Malinga has written a special story for himself in cricketing history. Here's what prominent names in the sport have to say about his legacy 👇#LionsRoar pic.twitter.com/cGMinD23yo
Mayank Agarwal talks about making it to the WC squad.
WATCH: @mayankcricket on what it feels to be a part of the Indian World Cup squad and his first day with #TeamIndia in ODI colours #CWC19 😎😎 - by @RajalArora— BCCI (@BCCI) July 6, 2019
Watch Mayank say it all here ▶️▶️ https://t.co/IdJKsJbS3K pic.twitter.com/eBSUt7eCMY