Sri Lanka took a big step towards reaching the Asia Cup Final with a two-wicket victory over India in Fatullah, Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka, who won the toss and chose to field, could only restrict India to 264-9 in their 50 overs at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium.
|Ro Sharma||lbw||b Senanayake||13||38||28|
|Dhawan||b A Mendis||94||162||114|
|Kohli||b A Mendis||48||64||51|
|Rahane||c Thirimanne||b Senanayake||22||39||27|
|Rayudu||c K Perera||b de Silva||18||27||23|
|Karthik||c de Silva||b A Mendis||4||3|
|B Kumar||st Sangakkara||b A Mendis||0||4||0|
|Extras||0nb 6w 4b 1lb||11|
However, they reached their target with four balls to spare, as Kumar Sangakkara made a century.
Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for India with 94 as they looked to build upon their opening victory over Bangladesh.
The left-handed opener faced 114 balls and hit seven boundaries and a six before being bowled by Ajantha Mendis in the 40th over.
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Mendis had earlier removed skipper Virat Kohli for 48 and, after Dhawan's dismissal, India were unable to kick on in the final 10 overs, scoring only 64 runs.
Kusal Perera (64) and Lahiru Thirimanne (38) gave Sri Lanka a strong start in their reply with an opening stand of 80.
Ravichandran Ashwin removed both men, but India were up against it with Sri Lanka on 134-2 after 27 overs.
Sangakkara made his 18th One Day International century off just 83 balls with 12 boundaries and a six in his innings, but watched wickets tumble at the other end.
Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets and Mohammed Shami two, as none of the five batsmen after Sangakkara made more than 12.
|K Perera||c Karthik||b Ashwin||64||102||81|
|Sangakkara||c Ashwin||b Shami||103||142||84|
|M Jayawardene||c Ro Sharma||b Jadeja||9||18||12|
|Senanayake||c Ro Sharma||b Shami||12||9||13|
|de Silva||lbw||b Jadeja||9||21||12|
|T Perera||not out||11||35||18|
|A Mendis||not out||5||5||2|
|Extras||0nb 1w 0b 7lb||8|
Veteran keeper Sangakkara was dismissed by Shami in the 49th over with Sri Lanka still needing seven off the final nine balls. However, Mendis edged a boundary before Perera scored the winning single, a ball after being dropped.