By CricketCountry Staff
Adelaide: Feb 14, 2012
Sri Lanka reached 105 for three in 25 overs against India in the fifth One-Day International of the Commonwealth Bank Series at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
After being put in to bowl first, India did not allow Sri Lankan batsmen to settle in and make big scores, as they bowled good lines and kept breaking partnerships at regular intervals.
R Vinay Kumar jolted Sri Lanka on the very second ball of the match when he had opener Upul Tharanga caught by Indian skipper MS Dhoni for a duck.
Tillakaratne Dilshan, who showed aggressive intent hitting a six and a four, fell to Irfan Pathan for 16 and adding 28 runs for the second wicket with Kumar Sangakkara.
Sangakkara failed to convert a good start into a big score when he fell to spinner R Ashwin for 31, which came off 56 balls and two boundaries.
Young middle order batsman Dinesh Chandimal was batting on 43, accompanied by skipper Mahela Jayawardene on 12.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 105 for 3 in 25 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 43*, Kumar Sangakkara 31; R Ashwin 1 for 3, Irfan Pathan 1 for 23) vs India.