India through to the finals after a thrilling win

India beat Sri Lanka in absolute thriller.

India have beaten Sri Lanka by 1 run in the 5th Tri Series match here in Goa to advance to the finals. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to have a bowl in hot and humid conditions. The Indian openers started off with a fifty run partnership and the batsmen who followed kept the momentum going as the hosts finished their innings at 192 for the loss of 5 wickets.

Chasing the huge target the Lankans got off to a flier but the Indian bowlers specially the fielders bought them back into the game with four run outs. The lower order showed great resistance and brought Sri Lanka close to a win. With 2 runs required of 3 balls captain Ajay Reddy bowled dot balls to win India a famous game.

Brief Scores : India 192/5 in 20 overs.

Sunil 64, Ajay 44*, Thushara 2/30

Sri Lanka 191/9 in 20 overs

Priyantha 43, Pathum 36, Deepak 1/16

Man of the Match : Sunil Ramesh    

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