Saturday 31 January 2009 

Ishant Sharma Inspires Indian Victory In Colombo

Ishant Sharma Inspires Indian Victory In Colombo
Ishant Sharma Inspires Indian Victory In Colombo
© REUTERS/Buddhika WeerasiNghe (SRI LANKA) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

India 256-9 (Yuvraj Singh 66, Sehwag 42) beat

Sri Lanka 241 (Kandamby 93no, Sharma 4-57) by 15 runs


2nd One Day International, Colombo

Ishant Sharma grabbed four wickets as India went 2-0 up over Sri Lanka with a 15-run win in the second One Day International in Colombo.

Yuvraj Singh hit 66 in 88 balls and opener Virender Sehwag 42 in 26 as India made 256 for nine before Sharma removed Sanath Jayasuriya (17), Chamara Kapugedera (31), Farveez Maharoof (7) and Thilan Thushara (7) as Sri Lanka's batting fell away.

Despite the best efforts of Mahela Jayawardene, who made 52, and Thilina Kandamby, an unbeaten 92, India were once again too strong.

Sri Lanka took the match to the final over where they required 20, but Ajantha Mendis was run out from the third delivery to end the game.

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