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India crush Sri Lanka to storm into final

Published: Monday, January 11, 2010, 8:52 [IST]
 
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India crush Lanka to storm into final

Mirpur: A clinical all-round performance helped India to outclass Sri Lanka by eight wickets and secure their place in the final of the triangular one-day series in Dhaka.

After bowling out Sri Lanka for a meagre 213 in 46.1 overs, India knocked off the runs with more than 17 overs to spare.

India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI - Scorecard

Gautam Gambhir (71 off 86 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (48 off 40 balls) gave India a flying start before Virat Kohli came up with a breezy unbeaten 71 off just 68 balls to complete the formality.

Earlier, Zaheer Khan and Amit Mishra took three wickets each as Sri Lanka were bowled out for a paltry 213 in 46.1 overs.

Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara (68) and all-rounder Suraj Randiv (56) steadied Sri Lanka who were in deep trouble at 84 for six.

India play Bangladesh in their final round-robin match on Monday before meeting Sri Lanka in the final on Wednesday.

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