Sri Lanka lose openers after opting to bat against India

February 19th, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Adelaide, Feb 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka lost both openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (4) and Sanath Jayasiriya (0) early after they won the toss and opted to bat against India in the key eighth one-day international of the Commonwealth Bank triangular series here Tuesday. India replaced medium pacer Sreesanth with all-rounder Parveen Kumar while Sri Lanka included Ishara Amerasinghe in place of Nuwan Kulasekara at the Adelaide Oval.

The match is important for both teams, as the loser will find it very difficult to reach the finals. The Australians are already assured of a berth there.


Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Farveez Maharoof, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ishara Amerasinghe, Muttiah Muralitharan

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Parveen Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel

Umpires: Tony Hill (New Zealand) and Peter Parker (Australia)
TV umpire: Bob Parry (Australia)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

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