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Video Highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, tri-series final at West Indies 2013
A video of the match highlights of the tri-series final match between India and Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, West Indies on Thursday night.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed 16 runs in the last over to help India win the Tri-Nation series, edging Sri Lanka by a wicket at the Queen's Park Oval.
Needing 15 runs of the last over, Dhoni whacked Shaminda Eranga for a six, four and a six to give India its seventh win over Sri Lanka in nine matches.
Dhoni's innings was reminiscent of the one he played at the Wankhede where he struck an unbeaten 91 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2011 final.
Sri Lanka put into bat, from a string position, lost eight wickets for 30 runs and were bowled out for 201 in 48.5 overs.
Most Indian batsmen struggled on a deteriorating pitch but Rohit Sharma (58), Sursh Raina (32) and Dhoni (45 not out) played key innings to take India to 203 for nine in 49.4 overs.
Earlier, a 122-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara (71) and Lahiru Thirimanne (46) for the third wicket had put Sri Lanka in a strong position after two early wickets had put them on the backfoot.
However, that all changed quickly as Thirimanne tried one too many shots after Ishant Sharma has already been plundered for 15 runs in the 38th over of the match.
Sangakkara, after playing a patient innings, too gave it away cheaply, thereby setting a chain reaction for the worse.