Birmingham, June 2 (): Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli cracked a century each as India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the warm-up match in the Champions Trophy.
India won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat. The openers Kushal Perera made 82 from 94 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a sparkling 84 off just 78 balls as they added 160 runs in 26 overs.
Indian fast bowlers, Pathan (0/45), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/58), Ishant Sharma (1/41) were hit all over the ground and spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (0/45), Ravindra Jadeja (0/41) and Amit Mishra (1/53) also had no impressive spell. At the close of 50 overs, Lankans made a huge total of 333 for 3 wickets.
Chasing a target of 334, India was reduced to 62 for three in the 13th over and then to 110 for four in the 21st over. Dinesh Karthik (106 not out) and Virat Kohli (144) teamed up a 186-run stand for the fifth wicket in just 23.2 overs. India reached the target with six balls to spare. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews used nine bowlers in the game and all of them were punished by Kohli and Karthik.
|Kushal Perera||retired hurt||82||94||7||3|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||retired hurt||84||78||9||1|
|Mahela Jayawardena||c Irfan Pathan b Ishant Sharma||30||31||3||0|
|Kumar Sangakkara (W)||c Ravichandran Ashwin b Amit Mishra||45||32||7||0|
|Dinesh Chandimal||c MS Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar Kumar||46||48||4||1|
|Thisara Perera||not out||26||16||2||1|
|Dilhara Lokuhettige||not out||6||3||0||0|
|Angelo Mathews (C)|
Total 333 for 3 in 50 overs.
Fall of wickets: 1-209, 2-279, 3-325.
India bowling: Irfan 5-0-45-0, Bhuvneshwar 8-0-58-1, Ishant 6-0-41-1, Vinay Kumar 7-0-42-0, Ashwin 8-0-45-0, Jadeja 8-0-41-0, Mishra 8-0-53-1.
|Shikhar Dhawan||run out (Shaminda Eranga)||1||4||0||0|
|Murali Vijay||c Lahiru Thirimanne b Shaminda Eranga||18||30||3||0|
|Virat Kohli||c Dinesh Chandimal b Shaminda Eranga||144||120||11||3|
|Rohit Sharma||c Nuwan Kulasekara b Thisara Perera||5||11||1||0|
|Suresh Raina||b Sachithra Senanayake||34||31||4||0|
|Dinesh Karthik||not out||106||81||12||2|
|MS Dhoni (C) (W)||not out||18||17||2||0|
Total 337 for 5 in 49 overs.
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-52, 3-62, 4-110, 5-296.
Sri Lanka bowling: Kulasekara 9-0-56-0, Mathews 5-0-26-0, Eranga 9-0-60-2, T. Perera 6-0-34-1, Senanayake 6-0-42-1, Herath 7-0-44-0, J. Mendis 3-0-31-0, Dilshan 3-0-20-0, Lokuhettige 1-0-18-0.
The Champions Trophy runs from June 6-23 in England.