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Sri Lanka wins the series

Sri Lanka wins the series

Colombo: Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets in the rain curtailed 2nd ODI here today to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3 match ODI series. The match was delayed for almost 5 hours due to rain. As the rain stopped Sri Lanka’s luck with the toss continued for the second game running and they opted to bowl again as the game was reduced for 20 overs per side. Captain Ajay Reddy and all-rounder Sunil scored half centuries to take the score to 195 at the end of the 20th over.

Chasing a huge target Sri Lanka again got off to a flier with opener Ajith Silva scoring his second half century in as many games. He was ably supported by middle order bat Sahan Kumara who also notched up a well composed fifty.

This is Sri Lanka’s first series win against India and the hosts would be buoyed with their efforts as they have beaten the world champions. As for India this is a huge wakeup call and they will be playing for pride in the last match of the ODI leg tomorrow.

Brief scores: India 195/3 in overs. Ajay Reddy 66, Sunil 59*

                        Sri Lanka 197/3 in 17.2 overs Ajith Silva 90*, Sahan Kumar 70*

                        Sri Lanka beat India by 7 Wickets.

                        Man of the Match: Ajith Silva


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