Virat Kohli, Ashwin take India to victory

India defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the second ODI of the tri-nation series on Wednesday.

Chasing a target of 234, India reached the score with 20 balls to spare. Virat Kohli top-scored with 77 before being run-out by Lasith Malinga. Sachin Tendulkar was the other star-performer but he missed his half century by 2 runs.

Sri Lanka had won the toss earlier in the day and despite the early wicket of Upul Tharanga (4), managed to string together partnerships. Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 48 while Dinesh Chandimal helped himself to a fighting 64. R Ashwin however, was able to pull the plug and claimed three wickets to restrict the scoring.

This was the first ODI between the two teams since the World Cup final close to 11 months back. (NDTV)