By CricketCountry Staff
Perth: Feb 8, 2012
Playing his first One-Day International of the match, ace bowler Zaheer Khan stuck two blows as Sri Lanka reach 101 runs for the loss of three wickets at the end of 25 overs.
Earlier Sri Lanka had won the toss and asked India to bowl first on Wednesday. India let Australia off the hook in the opening match in Melbourne and missing out on an opportunity in Wednesday’s crucial clash would make the job very tough for them. Ravichandran Ashwin makes way for Umesh Yadav.
India still feels the pain of their last visit to WACA last month when they lost the third Test to Australia in two and a half days by an innings margin.
It’s record at this venue though isn’t too bad. It has won three games and lost five matches since 1980 when it first played New Zealand in a triangular and won by five runs.
Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jaywardene who returns as the skipper has joined Dinesh Chandimal as Tillakaratne Dilshan departed after scoring 48 runs.
Brief Score: Sri Lanka 101 for 3 in 25 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 15 (25), Mahela Jayawardene 1(1); Zaheer Khan 2 for 24) vs India