The Indian team got a humiliating defeat of 245 runs.
With this victory, the Indian team avenged the defeat in 2000, including Sood, 23 years ago. The team captained by Sourav Ganguly had the likes of legendary Sachin Tendulkar and World Cup winning all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Batting first in Sharjah, the Sri Lankan team scored 299 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Sanath Jayasuriya made his highest score of 189 runs in this match. In response, the Indian team was settled for just 54 runs. Only Robin Singh (11) could cross the double figure. India suffered a massive 245-run defeat in the Champions Trophy on 29 October. This was the world record of that time.
Mohammed Siraj wraps up the Sri Lankan team
Talking about this match, Indian pacer Mohammad Siraj wreaked havoc on the visiting team chasing a huge target. Siraj, who has been bowling brilliantly in the opening powerplay for the last several matches, once again bowled the best spell of his career in the first powerplay and took four wickets in his first five overs. After losing five wickets for 39 runs in ten overs, the Sri Lankan team was completely out of the match. Apart from Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav also took two wickets each, due to which the Sri Lankan team was all out for 73 runs in 22 overs.
Two century partnerships for the Indian team
Earlier, during his 74th international century, he hit eight sixes. This was the highest number of sixes he had hit in an innings. In a career-best second innings, Kohli shared 131 for the second wicket with Gill and 108 for the third with Shreyas Iyer (38). Thanks to Kohli’s innings, India managed to collect 126 runs in the last 11 overs.
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