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Dhawan initially tried to hit the ball hard and then quickly picked up the slow nature of the wicket and played with soft hands to accumulate the quick singles and twos © AFP

 

On a sluggish pitch, the Sri Lankan spinners did well to restrict India to 264 for nine in the fourth match of theAsia Cup 2014 at Fatullah on Friday. Shikhar Dhawanplayed a mature innings of 94. Ajantha Mendis and Sachithra Senanayake shared seven wickets amongst themselves.