India to take on SL in a do-or-die game

Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 15:11 [IST]
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India to take on SL in a do-or-die game

Gros Islet: India to take on Sri Lanka in a crucial do-or-die match of Group E, super eight match of ICC Twenty20 World Championship here on Tuesday.

To stay in the hunt in the World T20 here, India will not only have to beat last year's finalists Sri Lanka by 20 runs in their last Group F match of the Super Eights but also hope that the West Indies lose to Australia.

India vs Sri Lanka, Super Eight, Group F - Scorecard

India could then get its Net Run Rate (NRR) above Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Presently, India (-1.575) is last in NRR in Group 'F' below the host (-1.075), Sri Lanka (-0.600) and Australia (+3.250).

India's chances were virtually over after their loss against the West Indies, but Sri Lanka's 81-run loss against Australia, later in the day, has again brightened the hopes of the 2007 champions.

If he wins the toss again, Dhoni would serve his side's cause better by electing to bat. Till Sunday, no team had successfully chased a total beyond 150 in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20.

ICC T20 WC '10: Fixture - Points - Top10(R/W)


India: G Gambhir, M Vijay, SK Raina, RG Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c), KD Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, PP Chawla, Z Khan, A Nehra

Sri Lanka: DPMD Jayawardene, ST Jayasuriya, KC Sangakkara (c), TM Dilshan, CK Kapugedera, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal, HKSR Kaluhalamulla, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, UWMBCA Welagedara


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