India vs Sri Lanka Video Highlights - WI Tri-Series 2013 6th ODI
WI Tri-Series 2013 6th ODI India vs Sri Lanka Video Highlights - India thrashed Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method) to not only qualify for the Tri-Nation Series final but also top the group after the last league match got over at the Queen's Park Oval here Tuesday.
A splendid bowling performance by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and a gritty knock by opening batsman Rohit Sharma were significant in bringing India home.
India were batting at 119/3 in 29 overs when the skies opened up and wasted four and a half hours of play. After rain stopped, Sri Lanka were given a revised target of 178 to chase from 26 overs.
India had to keep their neighbouring opponents below 167 to have any chance of making into the final, which the World Champions achieved with 1.2 overs to spare bowling out Lanka for a measly 96.
With this huge win, India also bagged the bonus point to end top of the group with 10 points, with Sri Lanka and West Indies, second and third, respectively, with nine points each. Lanka's better run-rate qualifies them for the final as the hosts make an exit from the tournament.
After being put into bat, Indian openers Rohit (48 not out) and Shikhar Dhawan (15) looked steady and accelerated at a sturdy rate but a loose shot by the latter saw him being caught in the slips by Mahela Jayawardene, who became the first non-wicketkeeper cricketer to take 200 catches in One-Day Internationals (ODI).