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Lions prey on Men in Blue

Lions prey on Men in Blue
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Sri Lanka rode on a solid batting display to register a seven-wicket victory over India in their Group B Champions Trophy match at The Oval here on Thursday.Set a challenging target of 322 runs, the Lankans thrived on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis (89) and Danushka Gunathilaka (76) to cross the line in 48.3 overs and register their first win the tournament.

London: Sri Lanka rode on a solid batting display to register a seven-wicket victory over India in their Group B Champions Trophy match at The Oval here on Thursday.

Set a challenging target of 322 runs, the Lankans thrived on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis (89) and Danushka Gunathilaka (76) to cross the line in 48.3 overs and register their first win the tournament.

The duo dominated the Indian bolwers to add 159 runs between them and lay the foundation of a successful run chase. Thursday's result throws the group wide open as all the teams in the group -- India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa -- have identical records of a win and a draw.

India will now have to beat South Africa in their last group match on June 11 and Sri lanka face a must win contest against Pakistan a day later in quest to qualify from the semi-finals. Earlier, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan's 125 powered defending champions India to 321 for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs.

Dhawan, who registered his 10th century in One-Day International (ODI) cricket, shared a partnership of 138 with fellow opener Rohit Sharma, who made 78 from 79balls.

Brief scores: India: 321 for six wickets (Shikhar Dhawan 125, Rohit Sharma 78, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 63, Lasith Malinga 2/70) lost to Sri Lanka 322 for three wickets in 48.4 overs (Danushka Gunathilaka 76, Kusal Mendis 89, Kusal Mendis 47, Angelo Mathews 52no, Asela Gunaratne 34no).

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