Sehwag powers India to victory
Aug 16, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A magnificent knock of 99 runs under pressure by Virender Sehvag powered India for their first win in the Micromax Cup tri-nation cricket tournament, defeating the hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in the third match played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium yesterday.
Sehvag missed out his 13th ODI century because of a no ball in the last delivery of the match. The victory came with 93 balls to spare and India also secured a bonus point, pushing Sri Lanka to the bottom of the points table.
Sri Lanka took a different approach to yesterday’s game, dropping both Ajantha Mendis and Rangana Herath. Capitalizing in the late seam and swing, paceman Dilhara Fernando and right arm spinner Suraj Randiv were brought in.
Both changes worked for them as Randiv and Dilhara gave their best for the team.
The Indian top order was shattered when the Lankan pacemen struck, sending three of them within three runs.