Live Streaming: ICC Champions Trophy 2013-India vs Sri Lanka Live
India won the crucial toss on what was expected to be wet and a stop-start day, and expectedly asked Sri Lanka to bat. It's widely considered to be the thing to do on days when rain and Duckworth-Lewis are expected to play significant roles. The start was already delayed by half an hour.
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India played the same XI for a fourth consecutive match in the tournament. Sri Lanka, though, made changes, but these - unlike the ones they made in the World Cup final - were not inexplicable. Dinesh Chandimal faced a fitness test, and Sri Lanka called in two half-batsmen to make up for his absence. Jeevan Mendis, a spinner on a rainy day, and Thisara Perera came into the side. Shaminda Eranga had to make way.
Sri Lanka were thankful for the start: in case of a no-result or in case the Super Over can't be played out should the result be a tie, India go through to the final by virtue of having scored more points in the league stage.
India 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Suresh Raina, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Umesh Yadav
Sri Lanka 1 Kusal Perera, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Lahiru Thirimanne, 7 Jeevan Mendis, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Rangana Herath