Srilankan openers shared double century stand as watch India vs Srilanka 3rd ODI Match Highlights in West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2013 played on 2nd July 2013 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Exclusive HD Highlights of India and Sri Lanka 3rd Match played by 2-07-2013.
Triangular Series 2013: India vs Srilanka Highlights
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Match Preview: The Asian neighbors Sri Lanka and India are going to meet in 3rd ODI of the tri-series on Caribbean soil after getting defeated to the hosts in their opening games. West Indies has rushed ahead in points table having secured 9 points in just two games whereas Sri Lanka and India haven’t yet opened their accounts. Hence both the sides will be in the quest to have some advantage as they move to second round of tournament by securing a win on Tuesday. Both the sides will be looking to avoid any kind struggle for qualifying for final game which is scheduled on 11th of July.
India’s unbeaten run for 5 continuous games was ended by West Indies on Sunday with much narrow margin. The Indian batting trump cards failed to deliver at Sabina Park. It was a 60 runs knock from Rohit Sharma and a timely knock from Suresh Raina that allowed India to get to 229. India would look to get rid of the mess that they made the other day.
With everything wrong done by the Indian batting, Indian bowling was an inspiring ray of hope. The bowlers bowled wonderful spells while defending a modest total but couldn’t grasp the last wicket and couldn’t cross the finish line. Umesh Yadav was splendid with his 3 wickets haul and he got equal support from R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma who took 2 wickets each. However, Ravi Jadeja was disappointing with the ball as he conceded 50 runs and couldn’t even pick up a single wicket.
The Sri Lankans were terrible the other day when had to suffer a 6 wicket defeat against the hosts. The batting line could only put 208 on the board and the bowlers also conceded everything away and West Indies were declared victorious inside 40 overs and got one bonus point as well. Sri Lanka has received heavy criticism lately for their too much dependence on three experienced campaigners Tilikaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Magela Jayawardene.
In the absence of Dilshan and failure of Sangakkara, only the skipper Mathews and Jayawardene managed to score beyond 30 runs and managed fifties against West Indies on the pitch that was not much harder to bat. In such a miserable condition their bowlers topped it all and couldn’t manage to pick up more than a single wicket. The immensely talented Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga couldn’t even contribute much towards the Sri Lankan cause.
Both Sri Lanka and India have come across each other so many times after World Cup 2007 and they know the strengths as well as weaknesses of each other. In their head-to-head record India is a far better side and in past few years India have beaten Sri Lanka in several major affairs like World Cup 2011 final and the Champions Trophy 2013 semi-final.
As for the match on 2nd July, Indian captain isn’t likely to play because of the cramps he suffered in the game against West Indies and couldn’t take field in second innings. Indian think tank would like to save the skipper for tournament’s latter stages. Murali Vijay would likely be replacing him and we may see a shuffled batting order in the game against Sri Lanka.
Contrarily, Sri Lanka would go unchanged against the World Champs and will look to capitalize through their best possible line up.