Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer delivered a remarkable performance in the match against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Batting at No. 4, he played a highly aggressive innings that marked a significant moment in his cricketing career. Iyer wasted no time in launching a spirited counter-attack, smashing sixes and fours with ease.
Despite the efforts of the Sri Lankan bowlers to contain him, Iyer’s fearless and flawless batting style prevailed. In previous matches, he had faced criticism for losing his wicket too easily, but this time, he made a stunning comeback and earned praise for his exceptional innings.
During his time at the crease, Shreyas Iyer hit the longest six of the 2023 World Cup, with the ball traveling an impressive 106 meters. Notably, the ball headed towards a section of the stands where cricketers like Yuzvendra Chahal, his wife Dhanashree Verma, Ritika Sajdeh (Rohit Sharma’s wife), and the wife of Ravichandran Ashwin were sitting.
In the video clip, you can see how they quickly moved to a safer spot to avoid being hit by the powerful shot. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer scored 82 runs off 56 balls, including three fours and six sixes, at a strike rate of 146.43. Team India posted a total of 357/8 in their 50 overs, with Shubman Gill being the top scorer, making 92 runs from 92 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes.
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On the other side, Sri Lanka faced a tough challenge and were bowled out for just 55 runs. India secured a massive victory with a margin of 302 runs, making it their biggest win in ODI World Cup history and the second-largest overall. Mohammed Shami, India’s veteran fast bowler, was named the Player of the Match for his impressive performance, taking 5 wickets for 18 runs in 5 overs.