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India thrash Lanka in a cliff hanger by 3 runs

Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 14:19 [IST]
 
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India thrash Lanka in a cliff hanger

Rajkot: India thrash Sri Lanka in a cliff hanger by 3 runs here at Rajkot on Tuesday

Dilshan's spectacular 160 from 124 and Sangakkara's 90 from 43 balls goes in vane as Sri Lanka scored only 411/8 in the allotted 50 overs

Earlier, playing against Sri Lanka, Virender Sehwag smashed 146 off 102 balls. At the same time, India piled up their highest One-day total of 414/7

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Sehwag's sensational century 146 (102) helped India to post a massive total of 415 for seven against Sri Lanka at Rajkot on Tuesday.

Delhi marauder smashed 17 boundaries and six sixes after the tourists won the toss and elected to field in good batting conditions at the Madhavrao Scindia stadium.

This is India's highest ever one-day international total.India surpassed their previous One-day record of 413-5 against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean. It was also the fifth-highest score in One-day cricket.

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Sachin Tendulkar (69) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (72) were the top scorers for India.

Sachin hit 10 fours and a six before he was bowled by Dilhara Fernando. Dhoni hit seven boundaries and three sixes in 72 off 53 balls.

Chanaka Welegedra (2-63), Nuwan Kulasekara (2-65) and Dilhara Fernando (2-66) were the wicket takers.

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