India lose to Sri Lanka, out of World Twenty20

May 12th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS  

Gros Islet (St Lucia), May 12 (IANS) India were knocked out of the World Twenty20 as they went down by five wickets against Sri Lanka in a thrilling match in the crucial Super Eights encounter.
Sri Lanka chased down a winning target of 164 runs with Chamara Kapugedera (28 not out) hitting a six off the last ball of the last over from Ashish Nehra in which Sri Lanka needed 13 runs.

Angelo Mathews (46), who was out in the last over after hitting a six off the first ball of Nehra’s over, and Tillakaratne Dilshan (33) pulled Sri Lanka out of trouble after they were reduced to three for 49.

For India to have any chance of qualifying in the last four, they needed to restrict Sri Lanka to 143 runs and hope for Australia to beat West Indies in the next match.

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