Sri Lanka have been bowled out for just 170 with all the Indian bowlers chipping in to sustain the pressure on them ever since Praveen Kumar cleaned up Upul Tharanga with the very first ball of the match. The new ball pair of Praveen and Nehra got excellent back up from Ishant Sharma which was followed up by the spin twins - Ojha and Jadeja. Sri Lanka could never ever come out of jail and when Dilshan on 45 departed, it was a disastrous 82 for 5 in the 22nd over.
Off Spinner Suraj Randiv provided some respectability to the total with a gritty 43 to lift the Sri Lankans to 170. Randiv put on a useful stand of 39 with Nuwan Kulasekara (22) for the 8th wicket. For India, Pragyan Ojha was the most successful bowler with 3 for 36. Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja took a couple of wickets each while Ashish Nehra took t he big wicket of Sangakkara early on.
Toss and Teams
Hosts Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first in Match 3 of the Tri-Series against India at Dambulla. Both the teams have made two changes. Sri Lanka have replaced Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis with Dilhara Fernando and Suraj Randiv. India have replaced Yuvraj Singh and Abhimanyu Mithun with Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka : WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara (C&WK), DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera, CK Kapugedera, AD Mathews, KMDN Kulasekara, S Randiv, SL Malinga, CRD Fernando
India : KD Karthik, V Sehwag, V Kohli, SK Raina, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni (C&WK), RA Jadeja, P Kumar, I Sharma, A Nehra, PP Ojha