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Jayawardene slams century as Sri Lanka set India 275-run target

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Mumbai: Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 103 as Sri Lanka set India a 275-run target in the World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday.

Jayawardene hit 13 fours in his 87-ball knock while Kumar Sangakkara made 48.

Nuwan Kulasekara chipped in with 32 and Thisara Perrera smashed 22 off nine balls towards the end. Sri Lanka ended with 274 for the loss of six wickets.

Zaheer Khan (2-60), whose first three overs were maidens, was at the receiving end of Perrera's onslaught and conceded 18 runs in the last over.

Yuvraj Singh took two wickets for 49 runs.



Scoreboard of Sri Lanka's innings against India in the World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday.

Sri Lanka:
Upul Tharanga c Sehwag b Khan 2
Tillakaratne Dilshan b Harbhajan Singh 33
Kumar Sangakkara c Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 48
Mahela Jayawardene not out 103
Thilan Samaraweera lbw b Yuvraj Singh 21
Chamara Kapugedera c Raina b Khan 1
Nuwan Kulasekara run out (Dhoni) 32
Thisara Perera not out 22
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 6, nb 2) 12
Total: (6 wickets; 50 overs) 274

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Tharanga, 6.1 overs), 2-60 (Dilshan, 16.3), 3-122 (Sangakkara, 27.5), 4-179 (Samaraweera, 38.1), 5-182 (Kapugedera, 39.5), 6-248 (Kulasekara, 47.6)

Zaheer Khan 10-3-60-2
S Sreesanth 8-0-52-0
Munaf Patel 9-0-41-0
Harbhajan Singh 10-0-50-1
Yuvraj Singh 10-0-49-2
Sachin Tendulkar 2-0-12-0
Virat Kohli 1-0-6-0

Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Simon Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire: Ian Gould (England)
Match referee Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire: Steve Davis (Australia)








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