India beat Sri Lanka and won the Idea Cup

Photo Courtsey - Times of India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni delighted after the win

India beat Sri Lanka by 46 runs in Idea Cup. All around performance by Indian players which help them to win this match and grab the series by 3 -1. India won the Toss and elected to bat first.

Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli added 44 runs for the first wicket. Virat Kohli made 54 runs off 66 balls (7 Fours) but the back bone provided by the Suresh Raina and Mahednra Singh Dhoni for the fourth wicket. Suresh Raina made 76 runs off 78 balls (6 Fours and 1 six), Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 71 runs off 80 balls (4 Fours).

Sri Lanka got the bad start and their wickets fall on continue intervals. Sanath Jayasurya made 60 runs off just 52 balls (8 Fours and 2 sixes) but no other batsman stay with Sanath. At the last moment of match Thushara made some runs and delayed the Indian win.

This was the first ever series win of India in Sri Lanka as a Bi Lateral tournament. In the captaicy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni Indian team is able to win those fort which were not in their range.

Final Score - India 258 all out in 49.4 overs, Sri Lanka 212 all out in 46.3 overs.

Suresh Raina after hitting half century

Yuvraj Successful appeal

Indian team celebrate fall of Jayawardene

Sanath Jayasurya fine knock went to vein

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