It was a completely totally different Iyer on show as he launched an aggressive assault on the Sri Lankan bowlers proper from the outset at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
The thunderous second got here within the thirty sixth over that left the group loopy when Iyer clobbered the most important six of this World Cup to date. He went hammer and tongs towards Kasun Rajitha and launched him over long-on for a 106 metres six.
The 28-year-old batter went on to notch up a 36-ball fifty, his second of the event, to guide Indian innings. His sixteenth ODI fifty noticed his smack 4 sixes and two fours.
Earlier, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill cast 189-run stand for the second wicket after Sri Lanka requested India to bat first. However each Gill and Kohli missed out on well-deserved centuries as they fell for 92 and 88 respectively.
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