Kusal Perera's assault helps Sri Lanka hunt down 175
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:53
Sri Lanka rode a 22-ball fifty from Kusal Perera, and a proficient finish from Thisara Perera, to victory in the Nidahas Trophy opener against India, though the chase of 175 was not without its tense moments.
With four overs remaining in the chase, Sri Lanka needed 35 and had two relatively new batsmen at the crease.
Although India's quicks were briefly ascendant, a six and a four down the ground from Thisara lurched Sri Lanka to the brink of victory.
He completed the win himself, with a swipe to the fine-leg boundary, with nine balls still left in the innings.