India vs Sri Lanka: India opener Rohit Sharma did the regular as he slammed yet another century in the ongoing World Cup. Rohit slammed his record fifth century of the tournament. But, it was baby Samaira’s reaction that stole the show. She was clapping with the help of Ritika after Rohit smashed a short ball to get to the milestone. Baby Samiara’s expression was too adorable and that will remove all your problems and make you feel good. Samaira and Ritika were sporting white outfits as they were spotted in the stands at Leeds.
Here is the video of the moment:
Chasing 265, Rohit came out and just continued his sublime form as he hit boundaries at will. He timed the ball surreally well as he got India in a dominant position early on in the chase. He went past Sachin Tendulkar to amass most runs in the group stages of a World Cup. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma pair also became the first pair to put on 150+ runs opening stands in back to back matches in the World Cup. These two had added 180 against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma also became second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score 600+ runs in World Cup tournament.
Placed precariously at 55/4 in the 12th over against India at the Headingley Cricket Ground on Saturday, Sri Lanka finally saw their most experienced batsman rise to the challenge as Angelo Mathews hit a slow yet steady 113 off 128 balls (4×10, 6×2) to take the island nation to 264/7 in their 50 overs.
A 124-run partnership with Lahiru Thirimanne (53; 68 balls, 4×4) went a long way in bringing the Lankans back into their final World Cup game.
Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to a terrible start as Jasprit Bumrah sent back Dimuth Karunaratne for just 10 in the fourth over, caught by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The out of form Kusal Perera flattered to deceive once again as he hit a 14-ball 18 before being packed back to the hut by Bumrah, once again caught by Dhoni. This after he was given a life as Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya had a bad mix-up looking to take the top-edge off his bat as Bhuvneshwar Kumar wore a sorry look walking back to his bowling mark.