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India wins toss, bat first

2012-07-21 12:00

Hambantota - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first in the opening one-day international against Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium on Saturday.

It is India's first 50-over match in four months, a stretch that also includes seven weeks off, and must find its form quickly as it starts a five-match series.

This is also India's first match at Hambantota.

Sri Lanka goes into the match confident after recently beating Pakistan in a one-day and test series.

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Sri Lanka : Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.

India : Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav.

AP