India end the series on a high

Colombo: India beat Sri Lanka by 66 runs in the 3rd ODI here today to make it 1-2 in the 3 match ODI series. The match for the first time in series had no rain delays. Once again Sri Lanka’s luck with the toss continued and as it was mandatory they opted to bowl first. India for the first time posted a total of over 300 as they finished on 323 losing 8 wickets. Ganesh top scored with 86 and was well accompanied by Sunil who scored his second consecutive half century.

Chasing a huge target Sri Lanka lost early wickets and were always in trouble. Though they did have some useful partnerships lower down the order, regular wickets always kept the run rate in check. Ajay Reddy and Rambir picked up 2 and 3 wickets respectively while Sahan Kumara top scored for the hosts with 84.

With the series already lost this win will give the Indian team the much needed momentum as they look to turn the tables in the 5 match T20I series which begins on the 19th of July.

Brief scores: India 323/8 in 40 overs. Ganesh 86, Sunil 54, Lingaraj 40

                        Sri Lanka 257/10 in 34.1 overs. Sahan 84, Ajay 2/36, Rambir 3/40              

 India beat Sri Lanka by 66 runs.

                        Man of the Match: Ganesh

Man of the series: Ajith Silva (B1 category)

                              Ajay Reddy (B2 category)

                              Durga Rao (B3 category)

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