Jagmohan Dalmiya hails India's tri-series triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by one wicket to win the tri-nation ODI series © AFP

Kolkata: Jul 12, 2013

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the tri-nation series at Port of Spain.

“Heartiest congratulations to the Indian Cricket team for playing like true champions,” Dalmiya said in a statement on Friday.

“One anticipates a final to be a close affair but the team’s ability to perform under pressure deserves admiration,” Dalmiya said while lauding India’s thrilling one-wicket win in the final against Sri Lanka on Thursday.

After bowling out Sri Lanka for 201, India rode on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten 45 and Rohit Sharma’s half century to chase down the target with two balls to spare at the Queen’s Park Oval.

The triumph meant that world champions India, who won the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in June, continued their dominance in the 50-over format.