India beat Sri Lanka in the final ODI to take joint 2nd spot in rankings

India delivered the final punch on Sri Lanka in emphatic fashion to seal the final match of the series by 20 runs here on Saturday. With it, the team takes the second spot in ODI rankings.

updated: August 04, 2012 23:54 IST
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Kandy: There was little to suggest from India’s aggression and application that this was a dead rubber. They were given a scare alright by a new-look Sri Lanka, but they kept their wits about them to finish the One-Day International series in the manner in which they had begun it – with an exciting victory.


Their 20-run win in the final game of five at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium gave India a commanding and deserved 4-1 series victory, pulling them abreast of Australia on points at the top of the ICC ODI standings.

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