Tri-series: India sink Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method), join them in the final

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was declared Man of the Match for figures of 4/8 as Sri Lanka, chasing 178, were bowled out for 96.

updated: July 10, 2013 04:45 IST
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Port of Spain: India overcame Sri Lanka and the almost continuous threat of inclement weather on Tuesday at Queen's Park Oval to advance to the final of the Tri-Nation Series two days later against the same opponents.

In yet another match in Trinidad severely affected by rain, the World Cup and Champions Trophy holders battled to 119 for three off 29 overs before a torrential downpour just before midday seemed set to force the match into a reserve day. (Match as it happened)

However the conditions improved significantly in late afternoon, and with the Sri Lankans set a revised target of 178 off 26 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis system, Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced an outstanding spell of seaming bowling, taking four for eight off his allotted six overs and ensuring that Sri Lanka were routed for 96 in reply.

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