• Tuesday, September 27, 2022

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY

Sri Lanka’s epic run chase stuns India

Kusal Mendis held the Sri Lanka innings together

By: Sarwar Alam

Sri Lanka staged a superb run chase to stun India and keep alive their Champions Trophy challenge as Kusal Mendis inspired a famous seven-wicket victory over the holders on Thursday (8). Needing 322 to avoid a second successive Group B defeat, Sri Lanka powered to a memorable triumph at The Oval thanks to key contributions from Mendis (89), Danushka Gunathilaka (76) and captain Angelo Mathews (52). Mathews admitted earlier this week that many experts expected his underdogs to be thrashed by in-form India. But Sri Lanka defied the odds to win with eight balls to spare and they can qualify…

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