World Champions Srilanka has no place in ICC World Cup 2019 ?

Ruben Hill
September 1, 2017

The batsman hit the ball, umpire said not-out, Dhoni asked for the DRS and eventually, it was given out after the third umpire looked at the replays.

Not that it really mattered as Sri Lanka collapsed to 207 in 42.4 overs in reply, with only Angelo Mathews offering any real resistance with a fighting 70.

Kusal Mendis (1) was run out with the score on 26-2 and Dilshan Munaweera was caught behind for 11, leaving Sri Lanka 37-3.

However, the huge target made the hosts far away as team India won the fourth ODI leading the series 4-0.

The result was Sri Lanka's biggest ODI defeat on home soil in terms of runs and leaves them unable to claim the two victories they needed in the series to ensure automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup. The West Indies will be able to overtake Sri Lanka in such a scenario since it can also reach 88 points and edge Sri Lanka on decimal points if it wins its upcoming six matches, one against Ireland and all ODIs of a five-match series against England. We wanted to bat first because we hadn't batted first in the three games.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India put on a match winning total of 375 runs on the board, courtesy a double hundred run stand between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, both of them scoring their individual tons. M.S. Dhoni congratulations on 300 ODI. After Kohli and Rohit departed, India seemed to have lost their way but Manish Pandey and Dhoni got them back on track.

With the ball coming onto the bat, strokeplay became easy. Therefore, Rohit went to him and congratulated him for making a mark in his awesome bowling spell.

The incident occurred in the 30th over of India's innings. Kohli's 96-ball knock included 17 boundaries and two sixes. Kohli made 131 for his 29th one-day global century, facing 96 deliveries and hitting 17 boundaries and two sixes.

Malinga also hinted at considering his retirement if his body fails to comply with the requirements of a fast bowler in the team.

India made three changes in the playing eleven -Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav (2/31) and Shardul Thakur (1/26), who finally made his worldwide debut after getting a maiden call-up more than a year ago.

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