INDvSL: India reach semis with their biggest ever World Cup win over Sri Lanka

10:32 AM | 2 Nov, 2023
INDvSL: India reach semis with their biggest ever World Cup win over Sri Lanka
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MUMBAI – Magical bowling spell from Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami helped India beat Sri Lanka by 302 runs to qualify for the semi-final round of the World Cup 2023. 

Shami claimed a five-wicket haul while Siraj picked three wickets to bowl the Lankans out for 55 as they were chasing a mammoth target of 358 runs. 

Five Sri Lankan players went for duck while two remained in single digit as they seemed under pressure in front of deadly bowling spell by Indian seamers.

Earlier, India racked up a big total of 357 runs against Sri Lanka.

Fiery knocks from Virat Kohli (88) and Shubman Gill (92) helped the team to boot the total after Dilshan Madushanka dismissed opener Rohit Sharma for four.

However, both players could not complete their centuries as Madushanka removed them before they entered the triple digit. 

But Shreyas Iyer’s explosive 82 from 56 deliveries helped India accelerate towards the death, with Sri Lanka left with a big target of 358 to win.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of Indian skipper as Men in Blue eye advancing unbeaten record in the leading ICC tournament.

Hosts India picked momentum and now eye lifting their second ODI World Cup, which turned them into a dominant team in the cricketing world.

India continues the game with 100 percent win rate, with 6 wins in their six matches. Sri Lanka managed to bag two wins in six matches played. Top players of Island nation have been ruled out of the tournament due to injuries, especially key bowlers.

The team remained inconsistent so far in the tournament and they need to win all games to enter semi-finals. Mendis led Sri Lanka earlier was smashed by Afghanistan in their last match by 7 wickets.

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup Squads

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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