ODI World Cup: Gill (92), Kohli (88), Iyer (82) Help India Amass 357/8 Vs Sri Lanka
Mumbai: Team India are on course for their seventh straight win in the ODI World Cup.
Asked to bat first, the red-hot hosts piled up a huge total of 357/8 against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
Rohit Sharma hit a flicked four off the game’s first delivery but was outfoxed and castled by a superb leg-cutter by Sri Lanka’s best bowler Dilshan Madushanka off the very next ball.
Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill rode their luck early as the sloppy Lankans failed to take the chances that came their way. But once they got into the groove, there was no stopping Kohli and Gill.
The two added 193 in a scintillating partnership, punishing every Lankan bowler. Both looked good for centuries before falling in the space of four balls.
Kohli (88 off 94 balls, 11×4) missed out on a record-equalling 49th ODI ton, while Gill was dismissed on 92 (92 balls, 11×4, 2×6).
The onslaught continued as Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul looked to maintain the heady momentum. Iyer blasted 6 sixes and 3 fours on way to a 56-ball 82.
Left-arm medium-pacer Madushanka leaked runs towards the end, but finished with 5/80 in 10 overs.