Port of Spain, July 10: India stormed into the final of Celkon Mobile Cup tri-series with an 81-run victory (Duckworth/Lewis method) over Sri Lanka in the last league match here on Tuesday (July 9).
Rain had interrupted play for more than four and half hours and India's innings ended with 29 overs. They were 119/3 at the stage and Sri Lanka were set a tough 178-run target from 26 overs according to Duckworth/Lewis calculations.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took charge in India's bowling innings as he destroyed Sri Lanka with a four-wicket haul. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 96 in 24.4 overs.
It will be India, Sri Lanka again in the final on July 11 (Thursday). India topped the table with 10 points while Sri Lanka edged West Indies for final spot on better net run rate as both teams were tied with 9 points each.
Here are the pictures from the match.
Umesh Yadav took 1 wicket
Umesh Yadav and Kohli celebrate the fall of Lasith Malinga.
Not a good start for India
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma take a run. They did not have a good opening stand. Dhawan was out for 15 with India's score on 27.
Rohit Sharma top scores for India
Rohit Sharma was the top scorer for India with 48 not out.
Shikhar Dhawan in action
Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during his short stay of 15 runs at the top of the order.
Mahela Jayawardene takes a catch
Mahela Jayawardene takes a catch to dismiss Dhawan.
Captain Virat Kohli makes 31
Captain Virat Kohli made 31 before being bowled by Rangana Herath.
Ravindra Jadeja gets captain Mathews
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after getting the wicket of Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.
Sri Lankans celebrate a wicket
Sri Lanka players celebrate the fall of Shikhar Dhawan. Mathews took the wicket.
Rain stops play
Rain played spoilsport for more than 4 and half hours at Port of Spain.