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Sri Lanka Take Tri-Series Victory With 78-Run Win

Sri Lanka Take Tri-Series Victory With 78-Run Win
Sri Lanka Take Tri-Series Victory With 78-Run Win
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Sri Lanka 299-8 (Dilshan 110, Sangakkara 71) beat
India 225 (Dhoni 67, Perera 3-36, Randiv 3-40) by 74 runs
One-Day International tri-series final, Dambulla

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a century to set up a 74-run win for Sri Lanka over India in the One-Day International tri-series final in Dambulla.

Aggressive opener Dilshan hit 110 and captain Kumar Sangakkara 71 as Sri Lanka posted a score of 299 for eight which proved too much for India batting second under floodlights.

They were then bowled out for 225 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (67) top scorign and both Tissara Perera and Suraj Randiv taking three wickets.

Dilshan hit 12 fours and a six in his 115-ball innings, putting on 121 with fellow opener Mahela Jayawardene (39) before adding a further 85 with Sangakkara, who scored his 58th ODI half-century.

Chamara Silva chipped in with an unbeaten 26 to guide Sri Lanka to the cusp of 300 as pace bowlers Munaf Patel and Ishant Sharma grabbed two wickets apiece for India.

Lasith Malinga then had Dinesh Karthik caught by Sangakkara from the sixth ball of India's reply and Chamara Kapugedera ran out in-form opener Virender Sehwag for 28.

Virat Kohli (37) and Yuvraj Singh (26) attempted to keep India's challenge back on track before Sri Lanka began to take wickets and put themselves in a dominant position.

Dhoni hit five fours and a six in a patient 100-ball innings on the way to his 37th ODI half-century but he played a lone hand and was the last man to fall in the 47th over.

Pacer Perera returned three for 36 and off-spinner Randiv three for 40.

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