Sri Lanka beat India, go up in points

Sri Lanka beat India by 51 runs in the tri-series match in Australia today and moved to second place in the points table.

Earlier, half-centuries by Lahiru Thiramanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan and an unbeaten 49 by Angelo Matthews powered Sri Lanka to 289/6.

Virat Kohli, who was made to bowl the last over of the Sri Lankan innings, conceded 14 runs.

India’s run chase got off to a disastrous start as stand-in captain Virender Sehwag fell in the second delivery.

Sri Lanka is now on par with India on 10 points but has a better net run rate and moves to second place on the points table.

Australia are sitting pretty on top of the table with 14 points from 5 matches.