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Sri Lanka vs. India, Asia Cup ODI: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the Asia Cup one-day international cricket tournament against India in Fatullah, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorFebruary 28, 2014

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.

India: 264 for 9 (50.0 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls 4s
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
Jadeja not out 22 47 27
Binny lbw b Senanayake 0 3 4
Ashwin b Malinga 18 20 16
B Kumar st Sangakkara b A Mendis 0 4 0
Shami not out 14 6 7
Extras 0nb 6w 4b 1lb 11
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Malinga 100 58 1
Mathews 3.21 9 0
Senanayake 100 41 3
T Perera 6.40 40 0
A Mendis 100 60 4
de Silva 100 51 1
BBC Sport

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.

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.

Sri Lanka: 265 for 8 (49.2 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
K Perera c Karthik b Ashwin 64 102 81
Thirimanne lbw b Ashwin 38 66 55
Sangakkara c Ashwin b Shami 103 142 84
M Jayawardene c Ro Sharma b Jadeja 9 18 12
Chandimal b Jadeja 0 1
Mathews lbw b Shami 6 20 18
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
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
B Kumar 9.2 1 45 0
Shami 100 81 3
Ashwin 100 42 2
Binny 40 22 0
Jadeja 101 30 3
Rayudu 10 9 0
Ro Sharma 50 29 0
BBC Sport

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.

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