Pandey, Karthik see India home in Colombo

Shardul was thrashed for 24 runs in his very first over of the tournament but came back stronger and corrected his errors to finish as the top bowler of the day against Sri Lanka in their second meeting in the tri-series.

The match was reduced to 19-overs a side after the start was delayed by about an hour due to rains and a wet outfield.

"We had discussed about our plans against Sri Lankan bowlers". Both the teams would surely want to win this game as the previous loss of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh has brought the three teams at the same level on the point table.

Chasing a target of 153 runs in 19 overs, India lost captain Rohit Sharma and in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings. Rohit Sharma got out for 11 today and once again failed to contribute with the bat.

Suresh Raina (27) and made his intentions clear with a couple of fours and sixes to lift India.

After 9 overs: India's score is 83 for 3.

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KL Rahul replaced Rishabh Pant in the team, and Suranga Lakmal replaced the suspended Dinesh Chandimal. Manish Pandey made a useful contribution of an unbeaten 27 to guide India home with eight balls to spare. However, it all boiled down to how the bowlers executed their plans after India won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat.

India rode on Shardul Thakur's four wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 152/9. Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jaydev Unadkat also accounted for a wicket each.

After 6 overs: India's score is 50 for 2.

Thakur gave India the breakthrough when he dismissed Danushka Gunathilaka (17) in the third over with Suresh Raina taking a stunning catch at midwicket.

Bangladesh's left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman has picked up five wickets in two matches but leaked close to 10 runs an over. Kusal Mendis carried on playing his shots, showing the world why he is rated so highly in his nation. But this side has shown that it has the strength to go out and deliver and will be eager to continue their good work like they did against Bangladesh.

India, however, bounced back strongly to outplay Bangladesh in their next match.

For Sri Lanka, Akila Dananjaya took two wickets.

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