West Indies Tri series 2013 3rd match live scores: India vs Sri Lanka at Kingston, Jul 2, 2013.
Match scheduled to begin at 09:30 local time (14:30 GMT, 8 PM IST)
Teams : India Vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Time: 09:30 local time (14:30 GMT)
Toss: India won the toss and chose to bowl first
Sri Lanka 348/1 (50 ov)
India 187 (44.5 ov)
Sri Lanka won by 161 runs
Upul Tharanga is the Man of the Match: I played a game after six months. Today's game Mahela batted really well. It helped me a lot. After I got the hundred, we had only 12-13 overs and nine wickets remaining, I had to go. Luckily I connected. After Champions Trophy, winning a game against India is a huge thing, this century will help me a lot as well.
Angelo Mathews: We needed that, especially after losing the toss, we were on the back foot. Mahela showed his class. Upul struggled a bit initially but batted through and was brilliant later. We needed to get that 250, bowlers never let us down if we score 250. Hats off to Mahela and Upul.
Virat Kohli: Tough day at the office, we were not up to the mark with the ball. Sri Lankans batted really well, and we did not. To chase down 349, you need a quick start, we were not able to do that, that did not give us momentum. The way we have been batting, don't think we needed to consider that option [pinch-hitter]. It didn't happen today. Reality check for us, we have to analyse what we did wrong. We have two more games to go. This is going to hurt the guys a little bit.
MS Dhoni to miss the remainder of the Tri series in West indies due to hamstring injury. Virat Kohli will captain and Ambati Rayudu named as Dhoni's replacement.
Ambati Rayudu will replace MS Dhoni, but he's unlikely to reach the Caribbean by tomorrow so expect Murali Vijay to play in today match against Sri Lanka.
In MS Dhoni entire international career of 344 matches, MS Dhoni has missed just 6 games because of injury or fever!
Recent completed matches results:
India L W W W W
Sri Lanka L L W W L
• India and Sri Lanka have played 41 ODIs against each other in the last five years - that is 15 more than the next most-prolific match-up of Bangladesh-Zimbabwe. Overall, the two teams have met each other 140 times in ODIs, also a record. Australia-West Indies have played against each other 135 times.
• It's not a surprise then that three Sri Lankans and four Indians have scored more than 1000 runs in such contests in the last five years, the top-seven batting efforts against a particular team. Shane Watson, with 930 runs against England, is the eighth batsman in this list.
• The India and Sri Lanka bowlers haven't done quite as well as their batting counterparts. It's understandable since most of these matches are played on flat wickets.
The conditions at Sabina Park have batsmen struggled for fluency in the first half of the match. It is a slow pitch with some lateral movement early on, but it eases out during the second half. Like West Indies did both times wins the toss will prefer to field.
India Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
Sri Lanka Playing XI:
Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kushal Janith Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga