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India warm up with win over Sri Lanka
PTI
Colombo, September 15, 2012
First Published: 12:41 IST(15/9/2012)
Last Updated: 23:53 IST(15/9/2012)
Irfan Pathan (L) celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dilshan Munaweera during their warm-up cricket match ahead of the World Twenty20 (T20) cricket series in Colombo. Reuters photo/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Irfan Pathan scalped five wickets as India warmed up for the World Twenty20 with a comfortable 26-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in their first practice match in Colombo on Saturday.

India scored 146 for five, riding on captain MS Dhoni's unbeaten 55 and then Pathan took centrestage with an impressive five for 25 to skittle out the Islanders for 120 in 19.3 overs at the P Sara Oval.

Continuing his fine run, Pathan ripped through the Lankan top order before coming back to dismiss the lower middle order in the end. The Baroda speedster was ably supported by comeback man

Lakshmipathy Balaji, who claimed three for 28. Set a victory target of 147, Sri Lanka received an early jolt as Pathan castled opener Dilshan Munaweera on the last ball of the first over.

Brief scores: India 146 for 5 (Dhoni 55no, Rohit Sharma 37) ; Sri Lanka 120 (Irfan 5/25)


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t20 fixtures

Match Date Time Teams
1st 19/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST AUS vs IRE
2nd 19/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs IND
3rd 20/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST SA vs ZIM
4th 21/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST NZ vs BAN
5th 21/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs ENG

t20 standings

Team MP MW ML MT NR NRR Pts
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 -0.049 8
Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +0.998 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 2 0 1 +0.488 6
Perth Scorchers 4 1 2 0 1 -0.474 6
Auckland Aces 4 1 2 0 1 -0.963 6
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 +0.464 4
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