India 213 (Rohit 53, Rahul 39, Wellalage 5-40, Asalanka 4-18) beat Sri Lanka 172 (Wellalage 42*, de Silva 41, Kuldeep 4-43, Bumrah 2-30, Jadeja 2-33) by 41 runs
On a floor the place India picked three frontline spinners and misplaced all ten of their wickets to spin for the primary time in ODIs, it was the standard of their quick bowlers that made the telling distinction. Defending 214, India had Sri Lanka three down earlier than their batters had confronted a single ball of spin, and that had repercussions that rippled by way of the remainder of the sport.
In the long run, India gained by 41 runs, a deceptive margin in a contest filled with pressure, and sealed a spot within the Asia Cup remaining whereas ending Bangladesh’s possibilities. Sri Lanka’s profitable streak got here to an finish after 13 ODIs, however certainly one of their gamers remained proudly undefeated on the end. Wellalage, all of 20 and taking part in simply his thirteenth ODI, was unbeaten having top-scored with a fluent and precociously composed 42, and it was his much less vital contribution to the match; he had seemed unplayable at occasions whereas taking his maiden five-for earlier within the day, every of his victims a member of India’s prime six.