Sri Lanka kept to 242 despite Jayawardene ton

Mahela Jayawardena

Innings Sri Lanka 242 (Jayawardene 118, Dilshan 53, Yadav 4-53 ) v India

A disastrous batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already endangered innings and set the visitors on course for their third mediocre score of the series. On a track expected to feature scores of around 300, Sri Lanka were all out for 242 in the 49th over, as Umesh Yadav and Akshar Patel dealt seven blows between them. That Sri Lanka even managed to breach 200 was thanks largely to a characteristically graceful 118 off 124 from Mahela Jayawardene.

(ESPN CricInfo)

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