Sri Lanka’s Milinda Siriwardana during nets ahead of their match against S. Africa. Agence France-Presse
Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit five centuries in a single World Cup as India cantered to a comfortable seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group match against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
A gritty century by Angelo Mathews lifted Sri Lanka to 264-7 against India after a top-order collapse on Saturday, the final day of the World Cup group stage.
India made two changes after beating Bangladesh by 28 runs on Tuesday in Birmingham.
Known as "The Hitman" because of his powerful hundreds and six-hitting, Sharma took over the T20 side in November after India's dismal showing at the World Cup in Dubai and led a series sweep at home against New Zealand.
The 10 teams have officially arrived in Abu Dhabi to begin preparations, with the paddock buzzing with activity in anticipation of the 22nd and final race of the 2021 F1 season.
Grade I winner Hot Rod Charlie is among horses from 17 countries who have been invited to compete at the 18th edition of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which gets underway on Thursday, January 13.