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Tharanga century powers Sri Lanka's 315

Published: Thursday, December 24, 2009, 18:13 [IST]
 
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Tharanga century powers Sri Lanka's 315

Kolkata: Upul Tharanga smashed a robust century to help Sri Lanka post a challenging 315 /6 in the fourth one-day international against India here on Thursday.

Tharanga hit 118 as Sri Lanka recovered from a shaky start to set a stiff target after electing to bat in the day-night match.

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Tharanga cracked two sixes and fourteen fours in his 118-ball knock.

Lankan opener received valuable support from his captain Sangakkara (60), the duo giving a superb exhibition of hard and clean hitting during their 126-run stand for the third wicket.

Upul Tharanga was dismissed by Zaheer Khan as he tried to hit a ball out of the park.

Later, a brief cameo from Thissara Perera 31(14) helped Sri Lanka steer past the 300-mark. His innings was studded with four boundaries and one sixer.

For India, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra took two wickets each.

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