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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


`Ind-yeah!' read a fan's placard at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Tuesday night. It was an apt description of how a fluent Virat Kohli (56 n.o., 7x4), vintage Yuvraj Singh (35, 3x4, 3x6) and a sturdy bowling show helped India script a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka. Their third successive win in the competition with four balls to spare meant India were the first to seal their place in the final of the Asia Cup. Nuwan Kulasekara's (2-21) twin strikes meant that India were on the backfoot early into the chase. They lost openers Shikhar Dhawan (1) and Rohit Sharma (15, 3x4) with just 16 on board in the 4th over. With 123 runs in arrears, Kohli and Suresh Raina (25, 2x4) joined hands in the middle.

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