ICC Champions Trophy: India dismiss Sri Lanka to set up final versus England

Fifties by Dhawan and Kohli seal eight-wicket win after Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin take three wickets each in one-sided semifinal

updated: June 24, 2013 16:51 IST
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Cardiff: India cantered into the final of the ICC Champions Trophy dismissing Sri Lanka by eight wickets in a semi-final fixture here on Thursday. Chasing a modest 182 for a win, India got home with 90 balls to spare with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli scoring half-centuries. India will play England in Sunday's final at Birmingham. (Match in pics)

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Dhawan (68) scored his second ODI half-century and his 77-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma (33) set up India's easy victory. In a tournament where India have flexed their batting muscle, it were the bowlers who came to the party on Thursday. Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets apiece after India decided to chase. (Feature: The men who stood up and became heroes)

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