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Live reporting, Asia Cup: Sri Lanka defeated India by 2 wickets

Fatullah, Dhaka: Sri Lanka won a close encounter against India by 2 wickets! Though the match swung to both the sides from time to time but in the end Sri Lanka stole the moment! Another
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PTI March 01, 2014 13:56 IST
Fatullah, Dhaka: Sri Lanka won a close encounter against India by 2 wickets! Though the match swung to both the sides from time to time but in the end Sri Lanka stole the moment! Another terrific knock by Sangakkara! Despite few quick wickets in the middle, Sanga managed himself to bat till the end and took Lanka to a close win. Sri Lanka now tops the points table by 8 points.


For Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara scored a brilliant century. He scored 103 off just 84 balls. And a good opening partnership between Kusal Perera (64) and Lahiru Thirimanne (38) led the foundation for Sri Lanka..

For India, most successful bowler was Ravindra Jadeja who took 3 wickets in his 10 overs giving away just 30 runs. However Shami also took 3 wickets but proved to be costly and R.Ashwin took 2 wickets.

Earlier, India managed to score 264/9 after the late collapse threatened to restrict India below 250 against Sri Lanka on a slow wicket here Friday.

Shikhar Dhawan was the highest scorer with 94. After India lost Rohit Sharma, Dhawan with captain Virat Kohli steadied the inning and put on 97 runs for the second wicket. Kohli was bowled by Mendis when looking to play yet another big inning. He made 48.

For Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis took four wickets for 60 runs while Senanayake took three wickets.

Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and put India in to bat in the fourth match of the Asia Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here Friday.

Sri Lanka is playing Ajantha Mendis in [place of Lakmal while India brought in Ishwar Pandey in place of Varun Aaron..


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