Tri-Series final: MS Dhoni takes India past Sri Lanka with a wicket to spare

MS Dhoni finished on 45 not out from 52 balls as India chased down their target of 202 with two balls to spare and 1 wicket to spare.

updated: July 12, 2013 08:18 IST
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Port of Spain: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni dragged his side to a pulsating one-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final of the Tri-Nation Series at Queen's Park Oval on Thursday. (Scorecard)

Returning to the team after seeming to be ruled out from the rest of the tournament with a hamstring injury eleven days ago, the inspirational wicketkeeper-batsman smashed 16 runs off three deliveries in the final over, bowled by Shaminda Eranga, to take the tournament favourites to 203 for nine in reply to Sri Lanka's 201 all out off 48.5 overs.

Less than three weeks after lifting the Champions Trophy to add to the World Cup title of 2011, Dhoni held a rapidly imploding innings together in compiling an unbeaten 45, carting the hapless Eranga for a six, a four and then a six off successive deliveries. (Highlights)

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