Jun 20 2013, 12:34pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
India cantered to 182 for two in 35 overs with Virat Kohli (58 not out) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) starring with the bat.
Earlier Sri Lanka, put into bat, were immediately put on the backfoot with Kusal Perera edging a Bhuvneshwar Kumar out-swinger to Suresh Raina in second slip.
When both the batsman fell in quick succession, Sri Lanka found themselves in trouble with the score on 41 for three in 18 overs.
Both batsman, though, again took their time and left the other batsmen too much to do in the end. Mathews fell with the score on 158 for four in the 46th overs and rest of the tail crumbled under pressure.
Dilshan came out to bat towards the end but did very little with a crooked leg.
India, in reply, had the match in control since the beginning.
Rohit Sharma (33) and Dhawan strung together a 77-run opening wicket partnership and put India in the driving seat.
However, failure to capitalise on starts will be a cause of worry for Rohit Sharma. The right-hander has scored 65, 52, 18 and 33 in his four matches averaging 42.
Dhawan, who is the top run getter in the tournament with 332 runs, once again looked totally at ease. Together with Kohli, the left-hander took India to the brink of victory before being stumped by Sangakkara.
Kohli and Raina (7 not out), who has hardly had a bat in the tournament, added the finishing touches.
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