CWC 2019- IND vs SL Review: Sharma special shatters record books as India finish at the summit

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Rohit Sharma etched his way into the record books after a record fifth century in this edition of the World Cup. The Men In Blue finished on top of the table courtesy of the win and will face the Kiwis in the first semi-final at Old Trafford.

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Leeds hosted the replay of the 2011 World Cup finals, however, this time around there was not much at stake. Electing to bat first on a used surface, Dimuth Karunaratne recalled Thisara Perera back into the side.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli named two changes where Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav replaced Mohammad Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal. Jasprit Bumrah carried on his fine nick by running through the top order leaving the Lankans reeling at 56-4.

However, Angelo Mathews continued his love affair against India by notching up his third hundred against the neighbouring nation. The Indian bowlers managed to pull things back in the death overs to reduce Sri Lanka to a competitive total of 264-7.

The in-form opening pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma carried on from where the left things against Bangladesh. The duo stitched the highest ever opening partnership in the World Cup.

Hitman brought up his third consecutive hundred but perished soon while KL Rahul managed to get to the three-figure mark this time around. Virat Kohli played a handy knock to steer India clear with more than 6 overs to spare.

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