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India beat Sri Lanka by 50 runs


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Kohli kisses his helmet after scoring a century (100 runs) in Dhaka.—AFP

DHAKA: India defeated Sri Lanka by 50 runs in the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Virat Kohli (108) and left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir (100) scored centuries as India posted a challenging 304-3 before bowling Sri Lanka out for 254 in the day-night match.

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene (78) and Kumar Sangakkara (65) were the main scorers for Sri Lanka, while seamer Irfan Pathan bagged four wickets for India.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Vinay Kumar each took three wickets.

Brief scores:

India 304-3 in 50 overs; Sri Lanka 254 in 45.1 overs

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