Sri Lanka stagger India in epic miracle

Sri Lanka have pulled off a staggering run pursue to disturb protecting champions India by seven wickets and constrain the two outstanding Group B matches into virtual quarter-finals.

Set 322 to win after Shikhar Dhawan blasted a splendid century, Sri Lanka – through noteworthy commitments from their center request – achieved the triumph target and their equivalent most elevated ODI interest ever with eight balls to save.

The win implies each of the four groups in Group B icc schedule have one win and one misfortune by their name taking after Pakistan’s vexed prevail upon South Africa yesterday in Birmingham.

Sunday will see ruling champions India and world No.1 South Africa square off at The Oval while on Monday Sri Lanka and Pakistan will do fight in Cardiff, with the victors progressing to the semi-finals and the washouts dispensed with.

The run pursue was set up by a 159-run second-wicket remain between Danushka Gunathilaka (76) and Kusal Mendis (89) preceding returning chief Angelo Mathews (52no) and Asela Gunaratne (34no) frosted the diversion.

Mathews won the hurl and sent India in under desolate London skies, yet as it has declined to do all competition, the white Kookaburra ball didn’t swing for Sri Lanka’s new ball bowlers.

Taking full preferred standpoint of the absence of shape noticeable all around, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gotten where they cleared out off against Pakistan and found the limit freely.

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