Sri lanka opt to bat against India

February 8th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Feb 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat against India in their fifth and final One-day international cricket match at the Premadasa Stadium here Sunday.
India made two changes by bringing in Lakshmipathy Balaji and debutant Ravindra Jadeja in place of Praveen Kumar and Pragyan Ojha. For Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis replaced Angelo Mathews and Thilan Thushara comes in for Dilhara Fernando.

India have already taken an unbeatable 4-0 lead in the series.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Lakhsmipathy Balaji and Ishant Sharma.

Sri Lanka: , Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Thilina Kandamby, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilan Thushara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis.

Umpires: Brian Jerling (South Africa) and T.H. Wijewardene (Sri Lanka)

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Match referee: Chris Broad (England)

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