Live Cricket Score India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2012 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka need 305 to win

Gautam Gambhir completed his 10th ODI century in the second ODI of Asia Cup AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mirpur: Mar 13, 2012

India set a challenging target of 305 against Sri Lanka after Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir slammed centuries in their opening One-Day International match of the Asia Cup 2012.

Kohli and Gambhir added 205 runs for the second wicket to strengthen India s position in the game, after Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene opted to field first at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka bowler Suranga Lakmal jolted India early when he had star India batsman Sachin Tendulkar caught by Mahela Jayawardene for six.

Tendulkar faced 19 balls and hit a boundary before being dismissed in the sixth over.

Kohli then joined forces with Gambhir as they solidified Indian innings, batting for the next 37 overs.

Gambhir struck eight boundaries to complete his 10th ODI century, which came off 118 balls.

Kohli too completed his 10th ODI hundred, hitting 108 off 120 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

With this knock, Kohli became the quickest batsman to hit 10 or more ODI hundreds, which came off in 80 innings.

Towards the end, Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a rapid knock of 46 off 26 balls hitting six boundaries and a six to push India past 300.

Suresh Raina remained unbeaten on 30 off 17 balls hitting three boundaries and a six.

Farveez Maharoof was Sri Lanka’s most successful bowler bagging two wickets for 57 runs.

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