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Match Report – Tri-Nation Series – India vs Sri Lanka

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Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 48 on a track where batting wasn’t easy and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s four wicket haul helped India beat Sri Lanka in the last league game of the tri-nation series in West Indies to reach the final of the tournament. In the rain truncated game India batting first scored 119 for 3 in 29 overs.

A four-and-a-half hour rain interruption during the game led to the application of the Duckworth/Lewis method and Sri Lanka had to chase 178 in 26 overs. India needed to restrict Sri Lanka to 167 or below to make the final ahead of West Indies.

Bhuvneshwar got the ball to swing from the start dismissing Upul Tharanga, Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in the first seven overs of the innings. In the ninth over he dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne to finish with figures of 6-1-8-4. The other bowlers Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared the remaining wickets as India bowled the Lankans out for 96 in the 25th over to win by 81 runs.

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