Sri Lanka in easy win over India
Aug 22, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Thisara Perera took a career best 5 wickets for 28 and helped Sri Lankan batsmen to chase an easy target of 103 to secure their place in the final of the Micromax Tri Nation Tournament after winning by eight wickets against India at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium yesterday.
The Sri Lankan opening pair TM Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardena got off to a cracking start and set an opening partnership of 79 which included 14 boundaries and came in 9.3 overs. Dilshan and Mahela were sent back to the pavilion in back to back deliveries by Ishant Sharma when they were 35 and 33 respectively.
Then Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara got together and made sure that they chase down the target early with a bonus point with 34.5 overs to spare. Tharanga was not out on 12 and Sangakkara was 13 and finished the match in style with a boundary.