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India beat SL by 26 runs in warm-up match

India beat SL by 26 runs in warm-up match

September 15, 2012  02:30 pm

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  Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit an unbeaten 55 and Irfan Pathan picked up five wickets to propel India to a 26-run win against host Sri Lanka in a World Twenty20 warm-up match on Saturday.

Dhoni struck three sixes and four boundaries in his 42-ball innings to take India to 146 for five in 20 overs after being put in a precarious position, losing five wickets for 51. He together with Rohit Sharma shared 78 runs for the fifth wicket at P. Sara Oval.

Sharma made 37 and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara returned the best bowling figures for Sri Lanka at 2-39.

Sri Lanka was dismissed for 120 in its chase. Pathan returned 5-25 in his four overs. - SuperSport