Rohit Sharma blasted his fifth century in a single edition and KL Rahul smashed a fifty as India decimated Sri Lanka by seven wickets to top the group. (Image credit: Getty Images)
Another day, another century and another historic record. Rohit Sharma is making the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 into a record-breaking fest. Rohit created history by breaking Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of four centuries in one edition by blasting his fifth in the 2019 tournament alone. The Mumbai batsman also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of six World Cup tons. While Tendulkar took 19 years, Rohit took just 16 innings to achieve the feat. Rohit’s century, combined with KL Rahul’s second century and their partnership of 189 gave India a thumping seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka in Leeds on Saturday.
22:38 hrs IST: That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage in the league stages. Do join us for the semi-finals which is scheduled to happen on July 9 and 11. Till then, it's goodbye from Vedant and Siddharth. Keep cheering for team India and enjoy the World Cup.
22:36 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma has been awarded as the man-of-the-match.
22:27 hrs IST: RESULT: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets (KL Rahul 111, Rohit Sharma 103)
22:24 hrs IST: Just two runs needed now. Absolute cracker from Hardik Pandya. After 43 overs, it's 263/3.
22:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Rishabh Pant is dismissed after some quick boundaries as he is trapped LBW by Isuru Udana. India are 253/3 after 42 overs, needing 12 off 48 balls.
22:18 hrs IST: Two fours by KL Rahul off Malinga and he edges a ball to Kusal Perera to fall for 111. India are 244/2 in 41 overs, needing 21 off 54 balls.
22:09 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant from KL Rahul. His second in his career and first in the World Cup. India are nearing a win and are 230/1 after 36 overs.
21:54 hrs IST: Rahul and Kohli are making good progress. Rahul is nearing a century and after 35 overs, India are 211/1.
21:48 hrs IST: India have crossed 200 and after 33 overs, India are 203/1.
21:42 hrs IST: Kohli gets off the mark with a boundary and India are closing in on a massive win. After 32 overs, India are 196/1.
21:33 hrs IST: WICKET! For the third time, Rohit Sharma falls after immediately getting to 100. He chips a full ball from Rajitha to mid off and falls for 103. India are 189/1 after 30.1 overs.
21:27 hrs IST: Salute Hitman! What a freak. What a player. Rohit Sharma thumps a short ball from Rajitha to the deep midwicket fence and notches up his 27th ton overall. This is his fifth in one edition which is a world record. He equals Sachin Tendulkar's tally of six. What a record-breaking machine.
21:19 hrs IST: 14 runs in the over bowled by Malinga. Rohit nears his ton with two fours and after 27 overs, India are 174/0.
21:10 hrs IST: Two fours by Rohit Sharma and he nearly survives an edge. After 26 overs, India are 160/0.
21:02 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are unable to stem the flow of runs. India are absolutely cruising and Rohit is nearing a century, which will truly be historic. In the 25th over, India are 147/0.
20:47 hrs IST: Six singles from the over and the Indian team is getting close to Sri Lanka's set target. After 22 overs, it's 120/0.
20:42 hrs IST: A boundary of the over means that the Indian team is getting close to the target. After 21 overs, it's 114/0.
20:39 hrs IST: The first 20 overs are done and dusted and it wouldn't be wrong to say that the Indian team is on driver's seat. After 20 overs, it's 109/0.
20:35 hrs IST: 100-run stand for the opening pair. KL Rahul has batted well with Rohit Sharma. After 19 overs, it's 103/0.
20:32 hrs IST: Just two runs from the over. After 18 overs, it's 99/0.
20:26 hrs IST: It's time for DRINKS!
20:25 hrs IST: FIFTY! Dhanjaya tossed the ball up and Rohit Sharma was onto it straightaway. Scores yet another half-century. His 43rd in one-day cricket. 14 runs from the over and after 17 overs it's 97/0.
20:24 hrs IST: Good over from Thisara Perera. Just two came off it. After 16 overs, it's 83/0.
20:22 hrs IST: Much better over from Udana and India are 81/0 after 15 overs.
20:14 hrs IST: Thisara Perera concedes six runs and Rohit launches a one-handed lofted drive to long on as he nears his fifty. India are 77/0 after 13 overs.
20:05 hrs IST: Rohit is in ominous touch as he creams Isuru Udana to the deep extra cover fence. India need exactly 200 runs. After 11 overs, India are 65/0.
20:02 hrs IST: Rahul breaks the shackles with a boundary off Rajitha. India are 59/0 after 10 overs.
19:56 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Lasith Malinga bounces back. India are 52/0 after nine overs.
19:48 hrs IST: The fifty-run stand is up between Rohit and Rahul. India are 51/0 after seven overs.
19:44 hrs IST: Another two fours from Rohit Sharma off Rajitha and India are 48/0 after six overs.
19:40 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma hurts Lasith Malinga with two back-to-back boundaries, one through deep point and the other to deep midwicket. India are 39/0 after five overs.
19:36 hrs IST: Much better over from Rajitha. Only one run and India are 28/0 after four overs.
19:30 hrs IST: Rahul is in sparkling form and he gets going with two boundaries off Lasith Malinga. The over becomes worse for Sri Lanka when Rohit flicks Malinga to wide long on for the third boundary in the over. India are 27/0 after three overs
19:26 hrs IST: Rohit and Rahul get going with two boundaries off Kasun Rajitha. Good start so far and India are 14/0 after two overs.
19:22 hrs IST: Lasith Malinga begins and he gets some swing. Sri Lanka are 2/0 after the first over.
18:40 hrs IST: INNINGS BREAK: Sri Lanka 264/7 in 50 overs vs India (Angelo Mathews 113, Jasprit Bumrah 3/37)
18:38 hrs IST: WICKET! This should be Hardik Pandya's wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a slower delivery and Perera failed to time it. Departs for 2.
18:35 hrs IST: WICKET! It has been a memorable knock from Angelo Mathews. Bumrah picks third. Departs 113. After 49 overs, it's 257/6.
18:30 hrs IST: 250-up for Sri Lanka and one has to say, they have been able to put up a competitive score. After 48 overs, it's 252/5.
18:25 hrs IST: A sensational over from Jasprit Bumrah. Just four runs from it and Sri Lanka is 244/5 in 47 overs.
18:20 hrs IST: Seven runs from the over. After 46 overs, it's 240/5.
18:15 hrs IST: Six singles from the over. After 45 overs, it's 233/5. With 5 overs still to play, Sri Lanka will try to end between 260-270.
18:10 hrs IST: CENTURY! What a knock this has been from Angelo Mathews. His third in one-day International and first in World Cups. Interestingly, all three tons have come against India. After 44 overs, it's 227/5.
18:04 hrs IST: Just three runs from the over and Angelo Mathews enters 90s. After 43 overs, it's 215/5.
18:00 hrs IST: Seven runs from the over. After 42 overs, it's 212/5.
17:55 hrs IST: Five runs from Bumrah's seventh over. After 41 overs, it's 205/5.
17:51 hrs IST: 200-up for Sri Lanka and Angelo Mathews nears hundred. After 40 overs, it's 200/5.
17:47 hrs IST: A superb spell from Jadeja comes to end. He could have made the wicket tally reach two instead of one had Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught sitter. After 39 overs, it's 193/5.
17:41 hrs IST: WICKET! And the smiles are back in Indian camp. Kuldeep Yadav gave flight to Lahiru and he gets a top edge which went straight to the fielder. Departs for 53. After 38 overs, it's 182/5.
17:37 hrs IST: DROPPED! Ravindra Jadeja tossed the ball up and Angelo Mathews went down the track but couldn't time it. It could have been an easy catch but Kumar made it look difficult and eventually drops. Eight came off the over. After 37 overs, it's 177/4.
17:34 hrs IST: FIFTY! 21st ODI fifty for Lahiru. He has looked good today. After 36 overs, it's 169/4.
17:32 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has looked a little out of touch today. 10 came from his over and Sri Lanka see themselves at 159/4 in 35 overs.
17:27 hrs IST: So team is one shy of 150-run mark. After 34 overs, it's 149/4.
17:20 hrs IST: FIFTY! Angelo Mathews slams 39th ODI half-century. It has come at a time when his team needed the most. After 33 overs, it's 144/4 in 33 overs. And it's time for DRINKS!
17:15 hrs IST: Six runs from the over and Angelo Mathews is two runs away from a well-deserved half-century. After 32 overs, it's 140/4.
17:10 hrs IST: A boundary off the first ball of the over and Sri Lanka managed to take seven from the over. After 31 overs, it's 134/4.
17:05 hrs IST: First 30 overs are done and dusted and the Indian team is slightly ahead in the game. They came out with a set plan and have been able to execute it perfectly. After 30 overs, it's 127/4.
17:00 hrs IST: Just a little over 4 runs an over at the moment. After 29 overs, it's 121/4.
16:54 hrs IST: India desperately in need of a wicket and Virat Kohli introduces his favorite weapon - Jasprit Bumrah. Two came off the over. After 28 overs, it's 118/4.
16:50 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya replaces Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. Seven runs from the over and Islanders are looking well settled. After 27 overs, it's 116/4.
16:45 hrs IST: 50-run stand between Lahiru and Mathews. One has to say, this is probably the best time it could have come. After 26 overs, it's 109/4.
16:43 hrs IST: The first 25 overs are done and dusted and Sri Lankan team has been able to make some sort of a comeback. Couple of runs from the over. After 25 overs, it's 102/4.
16:40 hrs IST: 100-up for Sri Lanka and all-important partnership between Mathews and Lahiru ticks to 45. After 24 overs, it's 100/4.
16:38 hrs IST: Three runs from the over. After 23 overs, it's 96/4.
16:36 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav tossed the ball up and Lahiru sweeps it hard to smash a superlative boundary. After 22 overs, it's 93/4.
16:32 hrs IST: Another two minute over by Jadeja. He is too goo when it comes to line and length. After 21 overs, it's 87/4.
16:30 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav has comparatively been expensive. In his first three overs, he has given 15 runs. After 20 overs, it's 83/4.
16:26 hrs IST: In first five overs, Jadeja has given 12 runs and picked all important wicket of Kusal Mendis. Three runs from the over. After 19 overs, it's 77/4.
16:24 hrs IST: Some easy runs for Sri Lanka. Kuldeep Yadav hasn't been able to spun the ball at Leeds. After 18 overs, it's 74/4.
16:21 hrs IST: Another good over by Ravindra Jadeja. Just three runs from it. After 17 overs, it's 68/4.
16:18 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl after drinks and starts off with a decent over. After 16 overs, it's 65/4.
16:11 hrs IST: It takes less than three minutes for Ravindra Jadeja to complete an over. After 15 overs, it's 62/4.
16:08 hrs IST: Ones and twos - that's exactly what Sri Lankan team has been able to manage at the moment. After 14 overs, it's 61/4.
16:05 hrs IST: Three runs from the over and Mathews and Lahiru try to rebuild Sri Lanka innings. After 13 overs, it's 58/4.
16:02 hrs IST:
16:00 hrs IST: One rund and a wicket for Hardik Pandya in first over. After 12 overs, it's 55/4.
15:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya bowled a short of length delivery and Avishka Fernando tried to guide it over the wicket-keeper. In process, the ball didn't travel, and Dhoni had to move forward to get the ball between his gloves. Departs for 20.
15:54 hrs IST: Two runs and a wicket for Jadeja. After 11 overs, it's 54/3.
15:51 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli introduces Ravindra Jadeja into the attack and produces results straightaway. Jadeja gave some flight and Kusal Mendis came down the track but misses it completely. Departs for 3.
15:49 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to India. The team has been able to send both openers back to the pavilion and haven't let the batsmen to go after them in initial overs. After 10 overs, it's 52/2.
15:45 hrs IST: One run from the over and 50-up for Islanders. After 9 overs, it's 50/2.
15:40 hrs IST: After picking wicket of the first ball, Avishka Fernando made sure the over to look decent. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 8 overs, it's 49/2.
15:36 hrs IST: WICKET! It is turning out to be an exceptional spell from Jasprit Bumrah. He bowled a short of a length delivery which came into the left hander and Kusal Perera gets an inside edge - through to the keeper. Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't do any mistake. Sri Lanka lose their second wicket. Departs for 18.
15:33 hrs IST: Another decent over for Sri Lanka. A boundary and three runs from the over. Fernando has started to look good against new ball. After 7 overs, it's 40/1.
15:28 hrs IST: After 16 balls a Sri Lankan batsman managed to score run against Jasprit Bumrah. An interesting over comes to an end with onfield decision overturned by DRS. Five came off the over. After 6 overs, it's 33/1.
15:22 hrs IST: Kusal Perera was dropped on the second ball off the over, and has been able to capitalize this opportunity perfectly. Couple of boundaries in the over and Sri Lanka is 28/1 in 5 overs.
15:17 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! It's maiden and a wicket for Jasprit Bumrah. In his first two overs, he hasn't given even a single run. After 4 overs, it's 17/1.
15:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Dimuth Karunaratne was struggling against Jasprit Bumrah. On the fourth ball of fourth over, Bumrah bowled a good length delivery and Karunaratne tried to smah it between point and cover region, but in process gets a slight nip which went through to the keeper. Departs for 10.
15:10 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar couldn't hold the ball nicely and delivers an expensive over. Couple of boundaries and Sri Lanka is 17/0 after 3 overs.
15:08 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! World's number one ODI bowler starts with six dot balls. After 2 overs, it's 5/0.
15:04 hrs IST: Kusal Perera smashed a dazzling boundary through the cover region and Sri Lanka see themselves at 5 for no loss after 1 over.
14:58 hrs IST: Dimuth Karunaratne takes the strike. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take the new ball. It's game time.
14:54 hrs IST: So the national anthems for two teams are done. Sri Lanka's openers are out in the middle and Indian team players gear up for one last hurdle before the start of play.
14:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides. Jeffrey Vandersay in for Thisara Perera
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga
14:33 hrs IST: Sri Lanka has chosen to bat against India. Mohammed Shami has been rested and so has Yuzvendra Chahal. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja is in.
14:27 hrs IST: The four semi-finalists have already been decided but today's last league games will decide who will play whom. If India and Australia win their last games, then Australia will play New Zealand while India will once again have a showdown with England. If India win and Australia lose, then India will play New Zealand and Australia will square off against the old enemy which is England.
14:22 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between India and Sri Lanka from Leeds. Be it the humiliation of 1979, the disaster of 1996, the revenge of 1999 and 2003 and the glory of 2011, India vs Sri Lanka World Cup contests have always been enthralling.