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Lakmal leads rout as Sri Lanka romp home against India

Suranga Lakmal ripped through the Indian batting line-up

By: Sarwar Alam

Sri Lanka pace bowler Suranga Lakmal helped them steamroll India by seven wickets in the first one-day international in Dharamsala on Sunday. The 30-year-old claimed four wickets for 13 runs in his impeccable 10 overs, which included four maidens, as the tourists bundled out India for 112 in 38.2 overs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. India were reeling at 29-7 in the 17th over before Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck a belligerent 65, with the former captain contributing more than half of the team total. Sri Lanka’s top order were not completely convincing against the moving ball but Upul Tharanga’s breezy 49 helped them…

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