India restrict Sri Lanka to 239 in Cuttack

Published: Monday, December 21, 2009, 18:00 [IST]
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Cuttack: Ravindra Jadeja grabbed four wickets as India restricted Sri Lanka to 239 despite Upul Tharanga's 73 in the third ODI at Cuttack on Monday.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, tourists were 165/1 at one stage, but they lost their last nine wickets for just 74 runs.

Tillakaratne Dilshan has given Sri Lanka another blistering start as the islanders whizzed past 50 in 3.4 overs. Dilshan's 18-ball 41 had as many as 10 hits to the fence.

Tharanga and Sangakkara added 100 runs for the second wicket.

After the departure of Tharanga (73) and Sangakkara (46), Sri Lankan batsmen lost their way and bowled out for 239 in 44.2 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers with four wickets, while Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra took 2 wickets each.


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